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 advantages of a vertical supply chain integration


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Gaps between enterprise resource planning (ERP) functionality and best-of-breed applications are diminishing rapidly. Deciding between the two may thus come

advantages of a vertical supply chain integration  integrated system, against the advantages to be gained from having the odd extra feature or capability. Indeed IBS has significant experience working with RF, automated material handling and picking solutions in markets such as pharmaceutical wholesaling also developing solutions for areas like RFID. The functionality of ERP systems has risen dramatically over the years and the gaps between them and best of breed applications are becoming less and less. The decision between the two may come down to

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