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Beware Supply Chain Excel Users (You Are Doomed!)
Last week, I attended a supply chain management (SCM) user conference in Florida.The main objective of the user conference was to help users learn and share

you are doomed  application that will make you turn to Excel. I am interested in knowing if your organization is using Excel for business functions that can be performed by an enterprise application. Tell me why Excel is being used and what benefits are being derived from it.

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