The fulfillment process is integrated with other processes such as those involved in:
• Financial accounting
• Management accounting
• Inventory and warehouse management
• Project systems
• Materials planning
• Procurement, and
The fulfillment process, in coordination with other processes, is at the center of a business’ sales and collection cycle. Because of this, the fulfillment process is integrated with the financial accounting process. For instance, information in the general ledger pertaining to shipment, billing, and customer payment are updated whenever activities are completed through the fulfillment process.
Furthermore, a clear relationship exists between fulfillment and management accounting processes since sales information from the former are sales data input for the latter. Specifically, managers would utilize information on sales updated through the fulfillment process in profitability analysis....
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