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Manufacturing IT, MES February 1, 2008

Supplier networks offer more than just reduced prices

The process of vetting suppliers and obtaining competitive pricing is a challenge for all manufacturers. Small to midsize operations, where resources are fewer, especially feel this, with some turning to supplier networks for help. Such is the case for Knapheide Manufacturing Co., a producer of truck bodies based in Quincy, Ill.

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