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Supplier Parks - Back to the Future
As supply chains become increasingly integrated and synchronized, we are witnessing the evolution of the business/production models (in some industries) that

back wages  Parks - Back to the Future Business Integration Models: The Old and the New Ford's River Rouge complex, the largest industrial complex in the world during the 1920's and 30's, is often cited as the prototypical example of vertical integration. Iron ore came in one side and autos came out the other end. Contrast that with the development of virtually integrated supply chains during the 80's and 90's: thousands of suppliers dispersed across the globe, each with their own role in the production of a

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