A New Look for the Global Supply Chain

From Thomasnet.com: “Managing a supply chain has never been so challenging. In addition to automation, data handling, lower costs and minimal risk, now supply chains are demanding substantial energy savings and a lower carbon footprint. The Wall Street Journal, validated by World Trade magazine Editor Neil Shister, recently proposed that the Wal-Mart model of the supply chain is drawing to a close, due to a gathering “perfect storm”: the United States economy lagging behind its trading partners, with the ultimate impact of the credit crisis a looming sink-hole; the slowing of productivity gains, “the magic bullet that has spared the U.S. from inflation”; debts coming due; and the dollar trading at lows not seen in a decade.” A New Look for the Global Supply Chain

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