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Looking Beyond Cost Savings in PEO
Today’s outsourcing industry is expected to grow by 37 percent annually between 2007 and 2010. One growing specialization under IT outsourcing is product

low cost labor  engineering. When vendors promote low prices, remember that another country can provide the same services for lower prices and better quality. When vendors look beyond cost savings and demonstrate cutting edge services, they can gain an edge when it comes to pricing and become top of the list when buyers choose vendors for larger projects in the future. PEO Benefits: The Real Deal In a study of global sourcing habits and experiences conducted on March 2006, initiated by Ziff Davis Media on behalf of

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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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