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Elusive Profits, Expensive Mistakes: the Pitfalls of Overseas Sourcing
Extending supply lines overseas brings new commercial and operational challenges that are far more complex than ever before. Enterprises are exposed to an

sourcing process diagram  financial supply chains with sourcing activities, gaining newfound visibility not only into costs as they occur, but how they occur and build in lockstep with physical supply chain flows. This model utilizes a Web-hosted business process platform to dynamically collect, assemble, track and measure global supply chain cost actuals as they occur - and then accurately assign those costs to SKUs, product line items or purchase orders. Manual data acquisition is replaced with automated, electronic feeds.

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Business Process Management (BPM)

Business process management (BPM) defines, enables, and manages the exchange of enterprise information through the semantics of a business process view, which involves employees, customers, partners, applications, and databases.  

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