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the functions involved in moving raw materials and components into the firm, the movement of work-in-progress and stocks within the firm and the movement of finished products out of the firm. See MATERIALS MANAGEMENT, MATERIALS REQUIREMENT PLANNING, STOCK CONTROL, DISTRIBUTION, MARKETING LOGISTICS.
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A final chapter on ebusiness and elogistics describes the role of the Internet and ecommerce on supply chain sustainability.
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