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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Horizontal Integration. RJA can cooperate with Property Marketing to expand market coverage and cooperate with supplyers of building materials to reduce production costs.
Combining pharmacy and medical benefits also offers operational benefits that are difficult to achieve on the same scale through horizontal integration. With greater control over two critical, and generally disparate, areas of the health care supply chain, CVS-Aetna can better manage supply and demand and develop efficiencies to expedite and optimize operations.
The positive impact of horizontal integration was confirmed, for example, by SMEs (small and medium enterprises).
They provide a comprehensive overview of international and Serbian activities and measures that promote the importance of safeguarding cultural heritage and their horizontal integration with the areas of environmental protection, spatial planning, and risk management issues in emergency situations.
Flexibility through horizontal integration and faster time to market of new Libelium devices and sensors.
This would be holistic integrated projects with vertical and horizontal integration.
It will "contain an ambitious reform agenda, which will include horizontal integration across DoD components to improve efficiency and take advantage of economies of scale."
Other characteristics used to describe an organization's structure are its degrees of centralization, standardization, and horizontal integration. The type of organization that is optimal for a military in these dimensions depends on the nature of its operational doctrine.
However horizontal integration is also necessary whereby we provide more total care for patients across the common comorbidities to avoid the necessity for muti-consulting.
Consistent with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Vision 2030 goals, this project will provide new opportunities toward creating a world leading downstream sector in Saudi Arabia built on four key drivers: maximising value from the kingdom's crude oil production via vertical and horizontal integration across the hydrocarbon chain; enabling the creation of conversion industries that produce semi-finished and finished goods to help diversify the economy; developing advanced technologies and innovation; and enabling the kingdom's sustainable development in alignment with the its National Transformation Programme, the statement said.
Vertical and horizontal integration forms the key to achieve the optimum in the outcome-based curriculum.(tm)
Indeed, the complexity of cocoa markets, characterized by the ease of access of transnational corporations to resources, with a key objective of achieving economies of scale, has led to increased vertical and horizontal integration in the industry.

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