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No One Said Sourcing Overseas Would Be Easy
The many challenges and risks that retailers face when sourcing globally could be mitigated with the right software tools. Yet the sad fact is that few

advantages of manufacturer vertical integration in retailing  should thoroughly consider the advantages and risks of product assembly in another country. On the plus side, potential benefits include lower labor rates (depending on the country); lower material costs; lower benefits costs in countries with national health care; favorable duty rates (especially if materials are domestic); lower taxes; and smaller capital investment (if assets are transferred to the foreign country). On the minus side, however, a company may encounter a multitude of potential problems.

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Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. 

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