vertical integration

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vertical integration

- The merging of companies that are within the chain of companies that handle a single item from raw material production to retail sale.
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Noun1.vertical integration - absorption into a single firm of several firms involved in all aspects of a product's manufacture from raw materials to distribution
consolidation, integration - the act of combining into an integral whole; "a consolidation of two corporations"; "after their consolidation the two bills were passed unanimously"; "the defendants asked for a consolidation of the actions against them"
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It reduces Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for enterprise owners by using a standard product for all vertical integrations.

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