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Supply Chain Collaboration: The Key to Success in a Global Economy
Outsourcing and global competition are forcing companies to transform their supply chains from linear processes into adaptive networks. Communities of customer

define upstream downstream of a supply chain  on a set of predefined metrics that align performance with the objectives of the other members of the supply chain, can help generate mutual gains and savings. Note that almost every industry is experimenting with supply chain collaboration, creatively adapting the concept to fit its specific needs. For example, consumer products and retail companies are implementing safety stock levels across their entire supply chains. The idea is to meet a target service level while creating a minimal necessary amount

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