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Managing Customer Returns and RMAs
There are common and unique variations to returned material authorizations (RMAs) that can compound a company’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) system

managing customer returns  Dr. Hamilton’s new book Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 . Returned material generally requires an authorization, termed returned material authorization (RMA) or returned goods authorization (RGA). In a simple situation, for example, the customer wants to return a defective product and obtain a credit. The company creates an RMA and provides the RMA number to the customer, who returns the item. The company subsequently records receipt for the returned item and creates a

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Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. 

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