CHAPTER 8
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The Evolution of Flow and ROI as Strategy
The first 30 years of the twentieth century saw a fundamental shift in business equal to the dramatic evolution supply chains have experienced in the last three decades. The laws of physics, statistics, and mathematics as defined by Newtonian theory created huge breakthroughs in technology, business productivity, and transportation. They necessitated the invention of new management methods and measures that are still being applied today. Both flow and ROI were outcomes derived and perfected during this period of business innovation. Relevant information for decision-making was derived from necessity—the ...

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