In todays global markets, many companies source, produce, transport and sell products internationally. Firms seek to maximize potential sales, while minimizing costs and production/distribution time. In this environment, explain the strategic importance of the operations and supply chain management function.
Be sure to address:
How can a company use operations/supply chain management to make them more competitive?
Why is cost control so important with competing with other firms?
How have global factors come into play?
APA format, 500-750 words and include at least 2 references.