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Beware Supply Chain Excel Users (You Are Doomed!)
Last week, I attended a supply chain management (SCM) user conference in Florida.The main objective of the user conference was to help users learn and share

bom spreadsheet  an organization starts managing BOMs outside of its core application, the notification and change alerts don’t get communicated to the appropriate individuals within the organization. This will create issues like; material shortage, wrong material being used in production, and poor quality. As a result it will not only affect the bottom line but also the reputation if a poor quality product is delivered to customer. Sourcing and Purchasing Management: Most buyer and purchasing professionals like to

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