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What Are the Real Benefits of Vertical Integration in a Retail Supply Chain?
This year I was invited to SCOPE East, a peer led conference focusing on supply chain issues from strategic, tactical, and operational points of views. At this

balance vertical integration  cautious about  keeping a balance between load and capacity—even though everything is under one organization, this will not eliminate all the pains and headaches  caused by changes in demand, regulation and unforeseen events (war, mine explosion, etc.) . When an organization is in the process of deciding if they should vertically integrated and to what extent it should be done, the following should be considered: Is it going to be cheaper in the long run if we control the inputs and outputs? Is it

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ERP for Services (Non-manufacturing)

Typically, ERP systems designed for services industries offer modules that provide back-office support, customer relationship management, time management, expense management, resource management, and project management capabilities. Depending on the vertical market, additional industry-specific functionality may be included to address unique business requirements. Consequently, project-centric systems for accounting, architecture, construction, engineering, and professional services industries will support project management functionality; whereas health care, field service, distribution, and government systems will support functionality unique to those vertical markets. 

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