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Improving supply chain integration using a workload control (WLC) concept and web functionality

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Improving supply chain integration using a workload control (WLC) concept and web functionality. / Stevenson, M; Hendry, L.

Lancaster University : The Department of Management Science, 2005. (Management Science Working Paper Series).

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Stevenson, M & Hendry, L 2005 'Improving supply chain integration using a workload control (WLC) concept and web functionality' Management Science Working Paper Series, The Department of Management Science, Lancaster University.

APA

Stevenson, M., & Hendry, L. (2005). Improving supply chain integration using a workload control (WLC) concept and web functionality. (Management Science Working Paper Series). The Department of Management Science.

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Stevenson M, Hendry L. Improving supply chain integration using a workload control (WLC) concept and web functionality. Lancaster University: The Department of Management Science. 2005. (Management Science Working Paper Series).

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Stevenson, M ; Hendry, L. / Improving supply chain integration using a workload control (WLC) concept and web functionality. Lancaster University : The Department of Management Science, 2005. (Management Science Working Paper Series).

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