About Straight to the Bottom Line®

Book Summary

During the past 20 years, the procurement and supply chain profession has radically evolved. Once a tactical and back-office function, it is now a strategic business opportunity that can be fundamental to the success of any organization. A few leading companies have achieved an enormous competitive advantage and outstanding bottom-line performance by incorporating a procurement and supply chain strategy into their core corporate strategy. Why haven’t more companies seized this same opportunity? The reason is very simple: a lack of understanding at the senior executive level. Virtually all books on procurement and supply chain have been written for the day-to-day practitioner. Now, there is a book to explain this opportunity to all corporate executives, and also illustrate the leadership role the senior executive needs to play. Straight to the Bottom Line® will enable senior corporate executives to turn the enormous top-line and bottom-line potential of supply chain and procurement into reality.

Key Features

  • Provides a clear understanding of the performance improvement opportunities, and what is at stake if these opportunities are overlooked, written by and for senior corporate executives
  • Outlines a powerful and logical approach for assessing the state-of-the-art in their organization
  • Offers ways to estimate the specific opportunities related to implementing a change in strategy and practices
  • Details a comprehensive framework for organizing the transformation plan, across multiple dimensions
  • Gives advice on which areas to focus on first, in order to build and ensure success

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