line (noun, \ laɪn \) function (noun, func-tion, \ ˈfʌŋkʃən \)
Definition: is an assessment of business operations that are related to the decision-making process concerning the day-to-day activities and actions such as selling, manufacturing, purchasing, etc. Each line function serves to support major business activities that are directed towards delivering a product or a service to the customer in an efficient manner and on time. When one of the line functions is stopped or being interfered with, a business loses revenue and may even lose customers. Therefore, each business develops a strategy that tries to predict potential risks and allows all of the line functions to operate smoothly despite those risks.
In a Sentence:
When one of the line functions stops, the other ones become affected.
Our main line function is linked to our number one objective: delivering our products within 24 hours after each order has been placed.
When monitoring the line functions, our employees should also concentrate on the external factors that may affect the process.
Synonyms and related words: staff function, business function, line manager, business line