Robert A. Malone
The old idea was that supply chain is red ink to business, a necessary evil that cost in dead storage.
“The supply chain is now seen as a strategic advantage when practised well. In fact, IBM and a host of other successful companies see logistics and the supply chain as the core means of competition in the twenty-first century,” writes Robert A. Malone in Chain Reaction ( http://www.kaplanpublishing.com/).
“It is no longer a competition between companies — the true competition is between their supply chains,” declares the book’s dust jacket.