Types of Business Processes - Classifications

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Types of Business Processes - Classifications
Marten van der Zee, Premium Member
Henk Kleijn and Fred Rorink in their book 'Change Management' distinguish between 5 different kinds of business processes in any company (organization):
1. Primary processes: these are the main processes in a business, examples are R&D, marketing, sales, production and purchasing.
2. Secondary or supporting processes: these processes support the work of the primary processes. Examples: financial management & control, HR, administration and facility management.
3. Systems, or steering systems: these are the processes which help the primary processes (typical on a corporate level). Examples: planning & control, logistics.
4. Decision processes: this process interacts with the other processes.
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Jim Burke, Member
Would be interesting to see these laid out as a sy...
 

 
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K.V.MOHANAN, Member
Thanks for this enlightenment; though I'm interact...
 

 
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Doug Gilbert, Member
I believe that Dr. Scheer at one time used a class...
 

 
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Michael Wood, Member
Interesting. However, I find that it is the anatom...
 

 
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Leodegardo M. Pruna, Member
Note that the last two (4. decision and 5. communi...
 

 
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Marco Coronado, Member
I think this types of classification is important ...
 

   

 
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Ben Schlussel, Member
Also when you are considering the specific busines...
 

 
 
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nan zeng
The efforts in corporate process categorization ar...
 

   

 
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Abdullahi Mohammad Hari, Member
I am impressed with this discussion because it hel...
 

 
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eugenio bastianon, Member
I find that is the strategic management that lacks...
 

 
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Lawrence Chinkhunda, Member
The 5 processes are quite alright. Managers should...
 

   

 
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Dayson Castilhos, Member
Interesting discussion; we see that every comment ...
 

   

 
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ashraf serry, Member
Should we want to consider the levels of process i...
 

 
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Jerry Talley, Member
I'd suggest a different schema; I distinguish proc...
 

 
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Miguel Sacramento, Member
I would suggest an additional category of business...
 

   

 
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Andy Lake, Member
Interesting. But I wonder if it works for all orga...
 

 
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Alice Quevedo O., Member
Thanks Marten for sharing this new classification....
 

 
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Suman Rao, Member
Hello Marten - thanks for bringing this to our att...
 

 
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Sohail Ejaz, Member
I have one question, R&D is listed as a primary pr...
 

   

   

 
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Le My, Member
Business processes can also be divided in 2 types:...
 

 
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Jerry Talley, Member
I urge a distinction between where a process occur...
 

 
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shahmohammadi, Member
I think the PCF (
 

 
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Mick Breare, Member
Very interesting but in my experience, things do n...
 

 
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Alex, Member
We can also classify business processes by their r...
 

 
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Suman Rao, Member
@Shahmohammadi:<...
 

 
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Fernando Valdez, Member
I tend to disagree with large lists of categories....
 

 
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Osman Abdel-Rahman, Member
@Mick Breare : I...
 

 
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Ajanaku Adewunmi, Member
@Le My : The int...
 

 
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Alba Lucia Duque Salazar, Member
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Kurt Ludikovsky, Member
This is somewhat an interesting thread, and the co...
 

 
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venkataramanan, Member
I agree with the first classification.
1) pri...
 

 
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Tin Win, Member
Making a categorization simple is better than maki...
 

 
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Matthias Bittrich, Member
Think end-to-end: what about redundant processes? ...
 

   

   

   

 
 

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