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Supply Chain and Logistics Management Made Easy: Methods and Applications for Planning, Operations, Integration, Control and Improvement, and Network Design by Paul Myerson

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13. Supply Chain Integration Through Collaborative Systems

Supply chain integration refers to the degree to which the firm can strategically collaborate with their supply chain partners and collaboratively manage the intra- and interorganization processes to achieve the effective and efficient flows of product and services, information, money, and decisions (see Figure 13.1). The objective of this integration is to provide the maximum value to the customer at low cost and high speed.

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Figure 13.1 Major types of integration

Integration is not the same as collaboration, as integration is the alignment and linking of business processes and includes ...

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