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Important Sarbanes-Oxley Act Mandates and What They Mean for Supply Chain Management
Two sections of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) have major implications for supply chain management. Yet enterprises can meet the challenges created by SOX more

n words describing someone  in the European Unio n [EU], for instance) can also support a more efficient and credible, competitive environment for businesses and their supply chains. Control requires visibility across the process (from ordering components to delivering finished goods and services to customers), and information technology (IT) may be a necessary aid to achieving this total visibility. Yet IT alone is not sufficient to constitute SOX-level control. Meaning, the mere tracking of inventory cannot substitute for

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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