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Maximize Global Supply Chain Visibility - FREE white paper


February 18, 2014

As more companies look to grow their revenues in foreign markets, the need has arisen for greater visibility in the supply chain.

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  • An industrial company achieved inventory savings of 20%
  • A global CPG leader increased forecast accuracy by 25%
  • An apparel company saw a 3% improvement in delivery performance

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