Strategic Activity-Based Management
Large opportunities for cost savings can come from upstream operations. By understanding the costs associated with ordering, receiving, inspecting, moving, storing, and paying for materials, companies can make better decisions in choosing the lowest total cost suppliers, not just the lowest price suppliers. Upstream operations in time give managers the best opportunities for cost reduction during product design and development. This chapter extends strategic activity-based management (ABM) back in the value chain to suppliers and to product designers and developers.
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Choosing a Book Format
EPUB is the standard publishing format used by many e-book readers including iBooks, Easy Reader, VoiceDream Reader, etc. This is the most popular and widely used format.
DAISY format is used by GoRead, Read2Go and most Kurzweil devices.
Audio (MP3) format is used by audio only devices, such as iPod.
Braille format is used by Braille output devices.
DAISY Audio format works on DAISY compatible players such as Victor Reader Stream.
Accessible Word format can be unzipped and opened in any tool that supports .docx files.