Retailers who support efficient supply chain processes stand to share in a $12 billion to $16 billion opportunity along with suppliers who create pricing programs that more accurately reflect the true costs of service, according to research from AT Kearney. “All along the supply chain, there are additional labor and transportation costs that really don't need to exist,” said Jim Singer, partner at the Chicago-based firm. “These costs are mostly incurred today by manufacturers, and many of ...

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