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Surviving supply chain integration : challenges for small manufacturers / Committee on Supply Chain Integration, Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, National Research Council.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-06878-9 (casebound)

1. Business logistics. 2. Small business—Management. I. National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Supply Chain Integration. II. Title.

HD38.5 .S897 2000

670'.68—dc21

00-008199

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