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The complex maneuvers involved in RJR’s divestiture of Nabisco will prove simple compared to the efforts required to join Kraft and Nabisco in a way that

eai product review  Manugistics, and Ariba. Though EAI (enterprise application integration) tools can easily duct-tape these applications together, Holden and her team need to start from scratch and design a business process architecture that makes the best use of resources from each company. In addition to diversifying its product mix, Kraft-Nabisco will have expanded its distribution networks, inventory locations, logistics channels, production capacity, and supplier base. Without a thorough review of these new

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