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Supply chain as a strategic asset?

There’s scant suggestion that the findings contained in PwC’s 16th Annual Global CEO Survey released last January will be altered significantly before the year is out, said analysts
By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor
June 05, 2013

There’s scant suggestion that the findings contained in PwC’s 16th Annual Global CEO Survey released last January will be altered significantly before the year is out, said analysts.

When Brad Householder, principal, supply chain practice at PwC was last interviewed by Logistics Management, he told us that supply chain management is working its way up the command ladder in corporate America.

We last caught up with him at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference, where he talked a bit more about treating supply chain as a “strategic asset” for competitive advantage.

In an exclusive interview with our sister publication— Supply Chain Management Review —he expands upon that presentation.

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Patrick Burnson
Executive Editor

Patrick Burnson is executive editor for Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review magazines and web sites. Patrick is a widely-published writer and editor who has spent most of his career covering international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He lives and works in San Francisco, providing readers with a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts. You can reach him directly at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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