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learned earlier is data sharing is a major advancement within technology that is a must within a supply chain network. This will increase the chances of having the correct amount of inventory on hand or having manufactures increase productions. Warehouse management systems (WMS) are a key piece to this data sharing as well; it will give the ability to data share across the network and track shipments via RFID. Managers must ensure that the technology is kept up to date and employees are up to date on training, this will help with smooth operations.References:Coyle, J. J., Jr., L. C., A., N. R., & J., G. B. (2013). Supply Chain Management: A Logistics Perspective, Ninth Edition.Mason, OH: South-Western, Cengage learning.
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