Collaborative Value Networks may sound like a rehash of some fairly familiar terminology. But the concept addresses four drivers that are changing the business landscape, and manufacturers may be advised to wake up to their potential.
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By some estimates, 75 percent of companies rely on some kind of automated warehouse management system. The question for them is whether to turn that job over to external providers or keep everything under their own roof but try in this tough economic environment to get a bargain on an upgrade.