有了这一既定事实，企业需要开发个体启发式，使企业能够开发一个供应链系统(Dekker et al.， 2013)。本公司为达到这些服务标准所采用的方法如下。下一节将讨论公司用于开发集成供应链系统的一些常见模块。
Horizontal integration is the process of the company signing in merger or acquisition deals for the maintenance of supply chain management. By this process of global management, the companies are able to sustain and thrive. By this process, the companies are able to find innovative solutions for various issues. This innovation is not really about newer technology or development of highly skilled training (Ross, 2013). It is merely a combination of using the best practice approach to create tactics. In this process of tangible production, the companies are able to maintain the persona of efficiency. This helps all the stakeholders involved in the process. The companies thus gain from this process by tangible and intangible processes.
Hence companies are able to develop efficiency, innovate ideas and reduce costs while maintaining the quality of the products in this schema. The companies are found to seamlessly expand to other markets through the process of efficient supply chain management. The companies are able to reduce their product development cycle and maintain higher levels of productivity in the process. Apart from this, there is the persona of efficiency that the consumers perceive by this process. These are some of the advantages. It is quite clear from this that integrated supply chain depends on the firms to create an overall efficient system that meets the consumer expectations and also found to grow. A well-integrated system will continue to be beneficial for all the stakeholders involved in the process and will be shaped according to the newer dynamics.
With this established fact, the companies need to develop individual heuristics that would enable the companies to develop a supply chain system (Dekker et al., 2013). The methods employed by the company to meet these service standards have been elucidated in the following. Some of the common modules that have been used by the companies to develop an integrated supply chain system have been discussed in the following section.