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10:49 Sep 23, 2011
French to English translations [PRO] Bus/Financial - Business/Commerce (general)
French term or phrase:Transverse aux organisations
This is from a statement by a manufacturing company that has decided to document each of its key processes at one of its business units:
Une démarche processus, c’est toujours une démarche transverse aux organisations. Plusieurs métiers peuvent concourir au succès d’une activité. Un des rôles du processus est de faciliter les interfaces entre les métiers en les précisant, aidant ainsi les différents acteurs de l’organisation à travailler ensemble, même s’ils viennent d’entités différentes. « Les acteurs d’un processus, c’est un peu comme une équipe de projet !
I'm not sure if "cross-organizational" would work here. Indeed, I'm not sure if they mean "within the organization" or several organizations/ BUs working together within the company.
Explanation: They are talking about processes that encompass entire organizations. This is a general statement that does not necessarily refer to this particular organization. He then refers to the cooperation of different entities within the organization.
I would definitely say that they are talking about the fact that the processes/procedures need to be rolled out and aligned across the different organisations that work together to complete a task and I think that your definition of this as "cross-organizational" is perfect.
They mention later in your example that the definition of processes is a mechanism which permits all players to work together, even if they come from different entities.
I believe that they mean different organisations that come together to form a team.
I would imagine that they subcontract certain elements of their manufacturing process (perhaps packaging or a part of the manufacture), and are looking to align their processes and procedures across the board in order that each individual player/company/organisation understands their role within the creation of the finished product.
Marie-Helene Dubois Spain Local time: 19:17 Specializes in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 25