August, 22 2013, http://www.industryweek.com/
It is not unusual to observe businesses of all kinds taking the view of their supply chain and manufacturing networks as a necessary evil. In most if not all cases, the externally facing functions—marketing and sales—get most of the attention. While finance commands internal respect, the supply chain, which is intricately woven into every aspect of the business, tends to be the utilitarian stepchild—meeting demand and controlling costs.
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