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consignment letter  our materials is on consignment time phased to coordinate with our raw material needs. Epicor's flexibility has fully supported this effort to the point where we trigger vendor billing for these materials when we open the box. Decorated has cut manufacturing lead time from four weeks to four days. We eliminated operations, and got better at the ones that remain, he says. Realtime reporting and analysis in Epicor are key, enabling us to react much faster to customer requests and keep closer track of

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