Value-Added Activity

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Definition: Value-Added Activity

Value-Added Activity

Full Definition of Value-Added Activity

A value-added activity is any action that improves the value of a product or service to a customer. A company’s profitability can be greatly increased by identifying which activities add value and which do not, and then eliminating the non-value-added activities. In most organisations, the proportion of value-added activities is much lower than the proportion of non-value-added activities.

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Value-Added Activity are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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