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.
See also related terms for vertical.
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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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The decision to embrace vertical integration of supply remains complex, characterized by few truly binary considerations.
ECS provides a streamlined, single point interface for vertical integration between plant and enterprise business systems for improved productivity, flexibility, quality control and reduced order-to-cash cycle.
In Asda's case, especially, it must be losing money on these promotions due to their lack of vertical integration.
In this paper I test the theory that internal capital markets are a motivation for both corporate diversification and vertical integration.
Previous DSB efforts examined vertical integration issues in early 1997 and found that major defense firms had increased vertical integration in some product areas, and noted that such vertical integration was not posing systemic problems at that time.
7 billion lb/yr capacity and also its first vertical integration with extrusion.
Vertical integration may ease supply-chain expenses, improve access to key services or materials or allow you to utilize resources like warehouses and trucks to their fullest capacity.
This buyout would achieve the big biz haiku of total vertical integration.
In an age of cable, satellite, DVD and Internet, greater opportunities for horizontal and vertical integration can enable the media dinosaurs to diversify their offerings.
poultry, egg, and pork industries each have experienced increases in contracting and vertical integration.
As the vertical integration of supply chains gobble up small operators and empty out rural communities, research from across the country shows that communities end up with a few wealthy people, a majority of poor laborers, and virtually no middle class.
African American businesses embrace the practice of vertical integration

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