Where else can you touch so many differant areas of a business or learn about so many different subjects?
I have harped on this subject for years. The other top bloggers in our space have as well. The simple fact is that companies that have their entire procure to pay supply chain in order and modernized will be far more successful today and in the future than companies that don’t.
These companies for the most part have up to date clean and accurate data to act upon. They have that data upon demand and their entire organization can turn on a dime based on that data when and if they need to. I cannot even begin to tell you the number of categories we have sourced for our business partners from Legal services to Band-Aids in the Retail, Energy, Manufacturing, Agriculture, Healthcare and other industries. We have sourced entire products from commodity to finished good. When individuals do this type of work, their knowledge base as to how the world works increases exponentially, the subjects they can discuss are endless and they become more interesting individuals to interact with and be around.
However, you don’t need to just listen to me, and I almost fell off my chair when I saw this article in today’s issue of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL. The article is titled Hot New MBA: Supply Chain Management by Melissa Korn. The article reviews what many of us have known for a long time. This is an interesting, ever changing, technology driven field that requires our best and brightest. But don’t believe me, read the article.
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