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May-June 2012

May-June 2012

Supply management can be a powerful competitive weapon—if the strategy driving that activity is closely aligned with the business strategy. Yet new research suggests that the necessary alignment is often lacking. CAPS Research experts offer a process for identifying and implementing the supply management strategies that hold maximum potential for competitive advantage.
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May-June 2012

Supply management can be a powerful competitive weapon—if the strategy driving that activity is closely aligned with the business strategy. Yet new research suggests that the necessary alignment is often lacking. CAPS Research experts offer a process for identifying and implementing the supply management strategies that hold maximum potential for competitive advantage.

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The Competitive Potential of Supply Management
Supply management can be a powerful competitive weapon — if the strategy driving that activity is closely and continuously aligned with the business strategy. Yet new research suggests that the necessary alignment is often lacking. This article offers a process for identifying and implementing the supply management strategies that hold the best potential for competitive advantage.

May-June 2012 Features

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The Competitive Potential of Supply Management
Supply management can be a powerful competitive weapon — if the strategy driving that activity is closely and continuously aligned with the business...

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Creating Entrepreneurial Supply Chains
Entrepreneurs are widely known for their ability to conceive and generate innovative ideas that lead to business growth and profitability. Is there...

28
S&OP: What You Can Learn from the Top Performers
The benefits of effective Sales & Operations Planning are compelling — lower operating costs, reduced inventory requirements, and top-line growth. The top-performing S&OP...

36
Procurement Automation: How to do it Right
Successful automation of procurement processes can deliver a host of benefits. For one, automation can eliminate the costly, time-consuming manual tasks while...

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M&As Offer Big Opportunity for Supply Chain Leaders
Merger and acquisition activity is set to be a prominent driver of growth for many businesses in the next few years. The...

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