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SCM Buyer’s Guide 2012: Adapting to Challenging Times and Circumstances
TEC is coming up with four new buyer’s guides for 2012, and one slot is reserved for supply chain management (SCM) solutions. My main reason for pushing for

outsourcing guides  decentralizing their activities (e.g., outsourcing, or creating subsidiaries) in an effort to focus on their core strengths. Note that this trend persists despite a growing tendency toward governmental protectionism. The economies being generated (or  expected) are the main drivers behind the increase in supply chain complexity for businesses of all sizes. We have come to the point where looking abroad  is no longer the sole prerogative of large organizations—small to medium businesses are also

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