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Streamlining for Success: The Lean Supply Chain
When flexibility and speed are requisites for success, it’s the lean organization that leads the race. World-class manufacturing organizations know the value of

advantages of vertical integration and the own supply chain  Solution Available QAD Solution Advantages Independent Research Confirms QAD Value WHAT CUSTOMERS SAY APPENDIXES A: The QAD Lean Supply Chain: An Overview B: QAD Solution Inventory Replenishment Method Option C: A Lean Glossary EXECUTIVE SUMMARY For automotive suppliers, these are extremely challenging times. The economy is tight, globalization and consolidation are rapidly reshaping the automotive industry as a whole, and their customers, the OEMs, are continuously pressing for more services at less

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