High-Tech's Total Cost Quandary

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mfbertozzi   7/5/2012 7:50:12 AM

I agree with p_d, it is a great editorial for explaining topics sometimes not easy to understand deeply; I am wondering if the advent of cloud, for instance, can produce positive impact in the supply chain, particular on storage and data retention.

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prabhakar_deosthali   7/5/2012 7:35:05 AM

This is a good article on Cost-to-serve-analysis for the supplier companies. One of new addition in the cost to serve data would be handling of  reverse logistics as per new guidelines on companies needing to take back old parts for recycling.




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