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Global Business Community Management
With more manufacturing being outsourced, and suppliers located farther afield than ever, logistics is much more complex than it used to be. To simplify the

logistics free articles  afield than ever. Consequently, logistics is much more complex than it used to be. To simplify the complexity, companies are looking for a holistic approach to managing their global business communities; an approach that will integrate transactions across trading partners and logistics providers. Recognizing the inherent complexity of the solutions, best practice companies are turning to third-party managed services providers to meet the new requirements. This paper examines these issues and discusses

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