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Hidden Information Factory - definition(s)

Hidden information factory : In IQ, all of the areas of the business where information scrap and rework takes place, including redundant databases and applications that move or re-enter data, as well as private, proprietary data files and spreadsheets people maintain the keep their information current, because they cannot access information in the way they need it, they do not trust it, or their "production" reports or queries does not meet their needs. In manufacturing, the hidden factory is all of the areas of the factory in which scrap and rework goes on, including replacement products, retesting or re-inspection of rejecting items.

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Source: Larry English, External, 27-Jan-2009 12:59

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