Supply Chain Secrets

THERE'S PLENTY OF ROOM for mistakes, delays, and cost overruns in the supply chain that stretches from raw materials to delivered product, as anyone involved in corporate logistics can attest. According to Pittiglio Rabin Todd & McGrath Inc. (PRTM), a Weston (Mass.) high-tech consultancy, differences in logistics costs between the best-performing company and an average company in one U.S. industry amount to 6% of the average company's total revenue.

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