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Transportation Management and the Adaptive Supply Chain Network
To respond to the demands of today’s highly competitive global environment, traditional linear supply chains are evolving into complex, global ecosystems. These

network optimizer  must work efficiently with network partners to take advantage of last-minute opportunities and react in real time by having real-world visibility of transportation events. The goal is to improve productivity by having process decision support, total visibility, access to process metrics such as costs or profitability, and performance scorecards. An ASCN relies on a tightly integrated and transparent transportation process to handle many elements such as managing freight procurement, forecasting shipment

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Outsourcing, IT Infrastructure

The IT Infrastructure Outsourcing knowledge base focuses on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of information technology (IT) infrastructure. The typical types of activities that these providers perform include data center operations; network operations; backup/recovery services, data storage management services; system administration services; end user support of desktop PCs, laptops, and handheld devices; web site, or application hosting, etc.  

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River Logic, Inc.


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The 2008 Handbook of Application Delivery: A Guide to Decision Making


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