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The Impact of IT Service on Business Process Management
There are potential benefits of operating business process management (BPM) side-by-side with business service management (BSM). BPM and BSM are emerging

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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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