What is a ‘pass-through’
The end-to-end is a term used to describe products and solutions that cover every stage of a particular process, often without any need for anything to be provided by a third party. It also includes a philosophy that eliminates as many middle layers or steps as possible to optimize performance and efficiency in any process.
Breaking down the ‘pass-through’
The end-to-end is a term most commonly used in the information technology industry to refer to vendors who will be able to see the project from start to finish and put everything you need to create a computer network or technology solution work. Such solutions may take any number of forms, but generally refer to vendors that offer integrated solutions and to keep pace with the ever-changing business needs of it infrastructure. When working with complex systems or services, it is often easier and more cost effective for the client to have only one supplier and one point of contact. That’s why the “end-to-end” solutions that involve multiple partners for different parts of the workflow, which increases the costs of managing the process – not considered to be a true end to end solution.
In the industry of high technology, end-to-end often associated with suppliers of systems that take care of all the requirements for hardware and software, including installation, implementation and maintenance – eliminating the need for third-party vendors. The end-to-end technology solution can refer to a solution that covers everything from client interface to store data. For example, a company offering end-to-end video conferencing products will provide everything, including the screens and network connections, etc. In e-Commerce, end-to-end processing occurs when one company provides services to another, where he manages sales, order tracking and product delivery.
In the world of procurement, end-to-end process refers to the practice, including the analysis of each point in the supply chain – from search and ordering of raw materials to the point where the well reaches the end consumer. End-to-end software solutions in the areas of procurement, provide organizations with a complete overview of the supply chain and how long the goods take to be shipped from suppliers and how much these products cost.
Logistics, Storage And Distribution
Another example of end-to-end processing can be found in logistics, where providers take care of inventory Control, storage and distribution. Eliminating as many layers and steps as possible, a logistics specialist can optimize distribution and minimize the effects of road congestion, damage to vehicles, etc. for Example, in the oil and gas industry, transport and logistics company offering customers flexible and cost-effective end-to-end services, from planning to monitor inventory, loading and transportation to delivery. This includes the delivery of fuel and lubricants to service stations, aviation fuel in the airports of the bitumen and asphalt industry.