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Make your Global Supply Chain lean and mean.

By Laurel Delaney • Oct 1, 2007

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To thrive in the global marketplace, your business must establish a flexible and lean global supply chain, or GSC, covering everything from your supplier's supplier to your customer's customer, anywhere in the world. Automation is the key to a streamlined GSC because it eliminates a disjointed system of phone calls, e-mails, spreadsheets and faxes, and improves your ability to meet shipment and production deadlines.

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