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Oracle is Word One at Ford
Ford Motor Company and Oracle Corporation announced the formation of the AutoXchange, an integrated electronic procurement supply chain to be created and run as

big 3 bailout  Now Has A Really Big Parts Department , November 10th, 1999). That is because the latter is a more open arrangement that is likely to attract vendors and buyers outside of GM's direct relationships. Since this arrangement is designed at empowering the extended supply chain (See TEC Technology Research Note: The Essential Supply Chain , November 10th, 1999), it implies a tighter integration between the different members than a global network, making it less attractive for uninvolved companies to join.

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Field Service Management (FSM)

Field service management (FSM) software is a set of functionalities for organizations or departments within organizations that have as main focus the intallation, maintanance, reparing, and meter reading for industries relying heaviling on equipment. FSM workers require functionality for customer engagement management, service and asset management as well as workforce management. Since most activities in FSM take place outside of the office, mobility is a big component of the a FSM software solutions. Typically, FSM software is not used as a stand-alone solution, as it needs to integrate with Financials, ERP, CRM and EAM to ensure accurate data exchange. Even if its main purpose is to maintain and repair equipment, it can also be used to gather customer satisfaction and equipment performance feedback. To allocate human resources efficiently, workforce management is an integral part of an FSM system. 

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