I would like to express that I fundamentally upgraded something in a concise way. That is, I did not create that something, but it is almost as if I completely redesigned it and made much better. The word would be used in the following way:

I fundamentally upgraded the manufacturing process to allow for considerably higher modularity and efficiency.

'Improve' or any of its synonyms are too weak, whereas 'fundamentally upgrade' seems too clumsy to me.

I guess 'revamp' is pretty close but it seems to me that this word might be too informal or not be appropriate in the given context.

Do you see any alternatives?

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    – Helmar
    Commented Sep 25, 2016 at 11:16
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    Helmar, I edited my question to include an example sentence.
    – wit221
    Commented Sep 25, 2016 at 11:24
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    In a BBC TV interior design competition, the (horrible) word "upscaled" was frequently used by the judges. Commented Sep 25, 2016 at 11:41
  • @Ronald Sole, I too watched that programme and thought it was rather pretentious. Nevertheless, I would limit the word up(-)scaled to fashion or design. Commented Sep 25, 2016 at 12:30
  • Consider distinguishing, in your question, whether you redesigned the process or just reimplemented it. Has the basic design been changed, or just the way it is realized?
    – Drew
    Commented Sep 25, 2016 at 13:21

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Assuming you want to be honest, but also brag suitably about your accomplishment:

I overhauled the manufacturing process.

"Take apart (a piece of machinery or equipment) in order to examine it and repair it if necessary. Analyse and improve (a system)."

Example: "The steering box was recently overhauled."



I rebuilt the manufacturing process to allow for considerably higher modularity and efficiency.


rebuild verb

: to make important improvements or changes in (something)

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