English translation: superficial integration [union]
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Close intra-departmental working relationship between marketing and procurement
Explanation: I am tempted to use "interface" instead of "working relationship" and would like to invite some third party opinions.
Nobuo Kawamura Japan Local time: 12:04 Native speaker of: Japanese PRO pts in pair: 483
5 hrs confidence:
Explanation: 面的な can be expressed by the word "cohesive", meaning a close bond or union. In this context, "cohesive relationship" describes how the two different departments, the purchasing department and the sales department, work together so closely and have such good communication, that they almost form a cohesion or bond with each other.
Hirohisa Oda Local time: 19:04 Native speaker of: Japanese, English PRO pts in pair: 176