horizontal integration

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Noun1.horizontal integration - absorption into a single firm of several firms involved in the same level of production and sharing resources at that level
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 transient and unpredictable nature of opportunities to attack such targets means that effectively implementing this doctrine requires an agile organization that is decentralized, has a low degree of standardization, and has a high degree of horizontal integration.
The result was a 4 x 12 matrix we have described as our H/HS Horizontal Integration Maturity Model.
Fakhoury cited the need for a top-down and bottom-up integration with national and sectoral goals, as well as initiatives, programs and projects, in addition to merge horizontal integration with the various sectors.
As much research indicates, horizontal integration (MPP) has been utilized as a means of increasing market dominance and improving efficiency [9][10].
Investing beyond the horizontal integration to vertical integration, therefore, reduces the complexity and costs of technology, and enables a superior customer experience.
Both vertical and horizontal integration are necessary to client servicing that is truly turnkey.
Among the topics are the fossil interlude of Euro-American power, cartel consciousness and horizontal integration in the energy business, moral aspects of the arrival of electricity in rural Zanzibar, specters of syndrome and the everyday lives of Wyoming energy workers, and energy politics on the maritime US-Mexican border.
sued three of its former employees and their new employer, Horizontal Integration Inc.
For example, it noted that risks related to the size of an infrastructure are relevant in the case of both vertical and horizontal integration.
Hsiao stressed the profound significance for the cooperation between Kaohsiung and Xiamen Harbor, as well as that between Kaohsiung free trade zone and Haitsang bonded zone, saying that it will contribute to the vertical or horizontal integration between industries in southern Taiwan and the "west Taiwan-Strait" economic zone in Fujian, thereby enhancing overall industrial competitiveness of both sides.
The volcanic crisis showcases a future opportunity for airlines to implement a policy of horizontal integration into other forms of transport, such as sea and land, said Mark Walsh, group exhibition director, Reed Travel Exhibitions, organiser of the upcoming Arabian Travel Market 2010, the Middle East's premier travel and tourism event.
Depa said it continues to pursue its long-term strategy of vertical and horizontal integration and will continue to acquire and invest in companies strategically related to its own.

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