Organizational Reporting Structures

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Our study focuses specifically on the structure of internal supply chain organizations within a firm. The impetus for this research effort is that supply chain management functions have not historically been organized at the corporate level. As firms have elevated supply chain management from a “cost-oriented, necessary evil” to a critical element of their strategic vision, supply chain management has gained more prominence at the corporate table. As companies have realized that competitive advantages can result from leveraging supply chain capabilities, there is an emergence of more formal supply chain management ...

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