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WPR Feature: Managing Global Supply Chains a Key U.S. Advantage

co-authored with Stephen F. DeAngelis

While many in the West fret over the challenge of "rebalancing" the global economy after the recent global financial crisis, several trends suggest that the field of supply chain management could offer a key advantage for an America eager to double its exports by 2014. On the surface, supply chain management might not sound too sexy, but understand this: In today's globalization, neither companies nor countries compete -- supply chains do. Companies like Wal-Mart have known this for some time. Thus, positioning America to be the world's pre-eminent provider of secure, transparent and efficient supply chains will ensure that our economy masters globalization's competitive landscape in the fullest sense. 

Read the entire column at World Politics Review.

See also Steve's broader post on transforming global supply chains.

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