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Operational Empowerment: Collaborate, Innovate, and Engage to Beat the Competition by Shawn Casemore

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One Big Happy Family

Suppliers, Your Untapped Resource

There are few businesses that operate without the support of an external supplier, contractor, or resource. Even a service-based business like mine relies on various subcontractors in order to support daily operations, including accounting, website, and social media support. When you consider this, it’s no wonder that the field of supply chain management has become increasingly valued as a contributor to organizational effectiveness during the past two decades.

During my career, I have spent some time in supply chain management, overseeing areas that included inventory management, logistics, and strategic sourcing. As my career progressed into more operation and project-focused roles, ...

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