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The Importance of Supply Chain Decisions

Identifying, attracting & retaining high performing supply chain professionals is crucial to company's long term future as the following examples show:

- Wal-Mart,$1 billion sales in 1980 to $482 billion in 2016

- Seven-Eleven Japan, 1 billion Yen in sales in 1974 to 2.7 trillion Yen in 2016

- Webvan folded in 2 years

- Borders, $4 billion in 2004, declared bankrupt in 2010

- Dell, $56 billion in 2006, adopted new supply chain strategies

Is supply chain a discipline being ranked high enough in today's business world or playing a lower ranked role in comparison to other disciplines namely sales, marketing, finance etc ?

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