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Who Could Object to Faster, More Responsive Supply Chains?
Today, global manufacturers have all but abandoned traditional vertical supply chain management to adopt the more flexible horizontal and virtual supply chain

how to write a good kpi  scope. Namely, regardless of how large and resourceful a corporation is, its internal supply chain functions lack economies of scale when compared with the potential capacity of an independent provider of the same product or service. Another reason is the ability to improve business focus and expertise, since vertical integration in a globally competitive market brings about the complexity of managing disparate business units spread across international borders, time zones, continents, and oceans.

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Customer Care & Billing RFI/RFP Template

General Requirements, Mediation, Provisioning, Sales and Marketing, Customer Billing, Customer Care, Packages and Promotions, Accounts Receivable, Financial Systems, Enterprise Data Warehouse, Repo... Get this template

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