Praise for Straight to the Bottom Line®

“Straight to the Bottom Line® provides a compelling blend of theory, experience, practical application and common sense to the subject of Purchasing/Supply Chain Management. It is a virtual how to guide related to the transformation of the function to improve profitability and enterprise effectiveness and efficiency.

"The range of issues addressed – from leadership to organizational design to processes and technology – leaves no stones unturned.

"This book is a must read for CEO’s, COO’s, CFO’s and Supply Chain Leaders who want to make sustainable change a reality they can take to the Bottom Line.”

Willie A. Deese
President, Merck Manufacturing Division

“You may remember the movie “Patton,” in which George C. Scott portrayed General Patton.  In a critical part of the movie, the American forces under Patton’s command were engaged in a battle with General Rommel’s forces in North Africa.  In a surprise maneuver, the American forces prevail.  Scott, portraying Patton, yells out “Rommel, you magnificent bastard, I read your book!”

“If you want to stay ahead of your competitors, then you need to read Straight to the Bottom Line®

Paul Novak, C.P.M., A.P.P.
Chief Executive Officer
Institute for Supply Management™

"Straight to the Bottom Line® is the definitive work on … procurement/supply base management … Every CEO, CFO, CPO and their boards who are interested in increasing shareholder value need to read this.”

Dick Conrad
Senior VP, Global Operations Supply Chain

“Straight to the Bottom Line® provides a clear roadmap for increasing shareholder value…If you are a CEO, COO, CFO or CPO, you should read this book before your competitors do.”

Thomas T. Stallkamp
Former Vice Chairman, Daimler-Chrysler
Industrial Partner, Ripplewood Holdings, LLC
Founder, Collaboration Management, LLC

"The authors … provide an easy to follow blueprint for transforming Procurement into the value driving force that it can be within a company. Straight to the Bottom Line® is a must read for senior executives and for procurement professionals wanting to increase the impact of their Procurement organization."

Christine S. Breves
Chief Procurement Officer

“… the best book that I have ever read on the value of superior supply management…

Kevin R. Fitzgerald
Vice President, Supply Management Research
The Aberdeen Group, Inc.

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