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Managing Global Supply and Risk by Llewellyn Roberts, Robert Trent

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THE CHANGING GLOBAL LANDSCAPE

To say that the search for new sources of competitive advantage is a relentless challenge grossly understates the reality of today’s competitive world. Whether we are talking about marketing, finance, operations, logistics, or supply management, the need to do something better, faster, and cheaper is never ending. And nowhere is the need to show year-after-year progress greater than within the supply group.

The need to show constant improvements, particularly cost reductions, has resulted in a search for lower-cost sources of supply that has become a central part of most supply strategies. Sometimes, however, ...

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