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Understanding the True Cost of Sourcing
In today's twenty-first century, global outsourced business world, the traditional and somewhat simplistic approaches used to measure cost for sourcing

landed cost measure  This goes beyond total landed cost calculations and strategic sourcing metrics. Firms that fail to evolve their method of calculating total cost will find themselves with an increasingly uncompetitive and profit-eating total cost structure. Before the advent of strategic sourcing, procurement focused primarily on material cost, usually with some consideration of transportation costs. As companies moved from vertically integrated business models to virtual integration (increased out-sourcing, design, and

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PLM for the Fashion Industry

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Fashion is an evaluation model containing tailored PLM criteria and extra functionalities that serve the specificities of this industry in order to help fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessory and home fashion) manufacturers and retailers to achieve more efficient product development, lower cost, and better collaboration and control throughout the whole supply chain.  

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