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Elusive Profits, Expensive Mistakes: the Pitfalls of Overseas Sourcing
Extending supply lines overseas brings new commercial and operational challenges that are far more complex than ever before. Enterprises are exposed to an

china sourcing website  manufacturing line in Shanghai, China, and then made a circuitous journey to that ultimate store shelf in Stamford, Connecticut - the questions now begin: What were my actual costs to buy this product from the supplier? What currency was the product purchased in, and what impact did the exchange rate have? Did my global supply chain deliver it efficiently; what were the actual costs for freight transportation and cargo handling fees? What were the costs for clearing the goods from Customs for entry into

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Recruitment and Staffing

Recruitment and Staffing functionality allows the user to select and hire the right people with the right skill sets, as well as track the information regarding their recruitment for later analysis. It covers criteria such as Organization Structures and Modeling, Corporate Branding, Sourcing, Applicant Tracking, Assessment and Selection, Governance and Compliance, Vendor Management Systems (VMS) Portal, Recruitment Analytics and Reporting, and Product Technology. 

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