The causes of complexity

Tierney, Stephen
April 2004
Supply Chain Europe;Apr2004, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p24
Trade Publication
Reveals the three main factors creating supply chain complexity at present. Pursuit of new markets as the economy becomes more and more global; Increase in the speed with which companies have to bring new products to market; Pressures to reduce supply chain costs.


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