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Strategic Supply Management by Robert Trent

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CREATING THE RIGHT SUPPLY ORGANIZATION

Several years ago the executive leaders at a household furnishings company hired a consultant to help them understand why the team they had assembled to improve supply chain performance failed to achieve much. As the consultant worked with the team members, he could not recall seeing a team so demoralized. Isn’t teamwork supposed to energize employees? Aren’t teams the foundation around which future organizations will be built? What had gone so wrong here?

It quickly became evident what went wrong. Some members admitted they were unable to view supply chain issues beyond their limited functional perspectives. ...

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