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Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies
Process industries (chemicals, food and beverage, oil and gas, etc.) face rising manufacturing and logistics costs. And they’re finding that the old strategies

cost review reports  One: Issue at Hand Cost Challenges Coming from All Sides Supply Chain Reinvention Is Happening Now Barriers to Transformation Success Top Supply Chain Transformation Goals for 2007 Chapter Two: Key Business Value Findings The Best in Class Advantage What the Best in Class Do Differently Case Study: Basic American Foods Drives Performance with Visibility Best in Class Centralize Their Supply Chain Organization Best in Class Are Ahead in Inventory and Demand Review Case Study: Inventory Optimization Pays

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Web Content Management (WCM)

Web content management (WCM) systems manage content creation, review, and approval processes for web site content. This may include public Web sites (Internet) or private web sites (intranet or extranet). Use a WCM solution to organize and manage documents; provide content version control, collaboration utilities, and user- or document-level security. 

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