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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Per LEED requirements, such a vertical expansion cannot be considered a LEED building without inclusion of the existing floors which happen to contain the intensive care unit, a hospital department notorious for high-energy consumption.
It aims at transforming our urban areas into eco-friendly sustainable cities through improved city governance, effective urban planning for vertical expansion, an efficient mobility infrastructure and better security.
There appears no more reliable instrument than the legitimacy of international rule of law since the tremendous horizontal and vertical expansion of international law dispels the aura of doubts as to its legality and authority, serving the very purpose behind the institution of international law.
Vertical expansion would leverage BISP's systems, all of which function well (though there has not been an assessment of the resilience of BISP systems in times of crisis, which would be a critical aspect to ensure in advance in relation to all of the options.
Development of vertical expansion, high-rise buildings for residential and commercial purposes, will convert urban centers into commerce friendly cities while maximizing usage of space.
Costa was nominated in the Automotive, Transportation, Storage and Logistics category, where he was recognised for contributing to his company's success in nearly doubling the size of its business in just three years and playing a key role in shaping its strategy for vertical expansion and growth through acquisition.
His project work included the 300,000 SF vertical expansion of Chelsea Market and the Milk Studios Building extension, as well as work on other key projects including One Times Square and 325 Hudson.
Solution The railways is exploring options for vertical expansion of the station, aiming to develop it into a world class facility.
The design of the new 26,000 SF building represents the Initial phase of a three phase expansion plan that will ultimately result in a 100,000 SF facility spread across two floors, and as such has been planned for seamless horizontal and vertical expansion,
The Kenaz Al Bahrain project seeks to accommodate the trend of modern families towards vertical expansion.
CEO Dave Hood said, 'Our success is due to a stringent set of core values and a steady continued vertical expansion in and outside California.
Adding the vertical expansion will guarantee that the solid waste dump site can legally operate until June 30, 2019, Assistant City Solicitor Daniel de Abreau told the council's solid waste committee.