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Most Misunderstood Link in Supply Chain Management
Business practices have changed dramatically through the years, but credit and collections is still handled like it was back in the 1950s. Fact is, it’s way

purchasing and supply management  vice president (VP) of purchasing, and I asked the VP what the purpose of his function was. He stumbled around and came up with something about customers' needs and balancing that against various other factors. If the head of a department can't clearly state why that department exists, what are the chances his people know? Or care? Considering the costs of extending credit to customers—namely, the additional administrative expenses, the cost of time and money that goes with carrying A/R, and the

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Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. 

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