The benefits of Integration are indicated as follows:
(i) Products quality improvement.
(ii) Shorter time in launching new product in the market.
(iii) Flow time minimized.
(iv) Inventory level reduced.
(v) Competitiveness increases.
(vi) Improved scheduling performance.
(vii) Shorter vendor lead time.
(viii) Improved customer service.
(ix) Increase in flexibility and responsiveness.
(x) Total cost minimized.
(xi) Long term profitability increases.
(xii) Customers lead time minimized.
(xiii) Manufacturing productivity increases.
(xiv) Work in process inventory decreases
What is a need of integration ?