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The High-tech Supply Chain Challenge
Supply chain operations play a vital role in the success of any consumer or high-tech original equipment manufacturer (OEM). But some companies consistently

ket results  demand signals and mar- ket forecasts. Their supply chain is responsive to changing customer expectations. And these companies are better able to align inventory and supply plans with their custom- er service goals. How do these leading companies achieve and maintain this competitive advantage? Benchmarking studies can help provide the answer. Studies examining supply chain operations reveal a strong correlation between supply chain performance and the adoption of industry best practices. But questions

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Discrete Enterprise Resource Planning (Discrete ERP) RFI / RFP Template

Financials, Human Resources, Manufacturing Management, Inventory Management, Purchasing Management, Quality Management, Sales Management, Product Technology Get this template

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