STRENGTHENING THE SUPPLY CHAIN

June 15, 2017

According to the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, the cost of US business logistics is over one trillion dollars a year. That is seven percent of the United States GDP, which is larger than the entire GDP of Mexico. The financial health of the U.S. economy and your business depends on networks of smoothly running supply chains.

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Institute for Supply Management

Institute for Supply Management is an independent, not-for-profit organization that serves supply management professionals in more than 100 countries. Its 50,000 members manage about $1 trillion in corporate supply chain procurement annually.

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