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Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

May 2014    |    Volume: 46    |    Number: 5

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Parting the ways for supply chain excellence

Segmenting the flow of goods often improves service and reduces costs

By Jim Tompkins, Gene Tyndall and Valerie Bonebrake

Segmenting supply chains is not a new idea, but operations strategies surrounding this tactic have changed with the evolution of e-commerce and the ability to deliver through multiple channels.


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