Journal of Commerce--Retailers that survived the Great Recession by cutting costs now see their supply chains as vehicles for growth as well as savings, according to a survey of 175 supply chain managers.

“The strategic emphasis has shifted from last year’s focus on cost control to a more balanced perspective between cost and service and revenue growth,” said Casey Chroust, executive vice president of the Retail Industry Leaders Association, which conducted the second annual “State of the Retail Supply Chain” study with a team of Auburn University professors led by Brian Gibson. Read more!