single sourcing


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single sourcing

obtaining raw materials, components, finished products, and services from one supplier as opposed to multiple sourcing. See SOURCING, LEAN MANUFACTURING, APPROVED SUPPLIER, SUPPLY BASE REDUCTION.
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Use of single sourcing also needs to be more transparent.
Argues that single sourcing puts pressures on the workforce and the very conception of "writer" and "document"
Examines literature on change management for clues into managing the impacts of single sourcing on writers
Keller sought assistance in eliminating content redundancy across print publications, defining workflow changes, evaluating and implementing an appropriate content management system to support single sourcing, and choosing and implementing a new print composition system.
Identifies and discusses the effects of single sourcing on the writing process
Provides suggestions for incorporating the teaching of single sourcing into technical communication courses
According to McMaster, single sourcing also cures the huge administrative headache that makes conventional EDA so inefficient and time consuming.
Single sourcing is a buzzword in the technical communication industry as technical communicators try to take it from great concept to current trend.
He also establishes the basis for his view and understanding of how single sourcing works, such as his belief that "single sourcing is a methodology, not a technology" (p.
Developing Single Source Content: Mapping with XML (TM) is a two-day Information Mapping course that teaches participants about the XML environment, how to plan and organize single sourcing projects in their company, and how to develop usable single source content, by applying the Information Mapping method.
Technical communication is pleased to announce a special issue on the organizational, economic, and human impacts of single sourcing to be published in August 2003.
In recent years, we have begun to see excellent work in our field to define single sourcing and explain its benefits to publications departments.

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