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The New Supply Chain Agenda: The 5 Steps That Drive Real Value by John Mentzer, Paul Dittmann, Reuben Slone

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Selecting the Appropriate Technology

THE NEXT STEP ALONG the pathway to building a strategy for supply chain excellence is to make sure your company chooses and successfully implements the right technology. Improperly understood or implemented, technology can cause severe damage rather than improvement, so you must be careful in selecting and applying it. In this chapter, you will learn what you must do to make technology part of your supply chain excellence strategy.

The Foundation of Competitive Advantage

Many firms have found that they can make major reductions in cost by leveraging their warehouse and transportation management systems, and using bar codes, advanced picking, and even RFID technologies. Other firms have dramatically reduced ...

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