Annotation During the past 20 years, the procurement and supplychain profession has radically evolved. A few leadingcompanies have achieved an enormous competitive advantageand outstanding bottom-line performance by incorporatinga procurement and supply chain strategy into their corecorporate strategy. Virtually all books on procurementand supply chain have been written for the day-to-daypractitioner. Now, there is a book to explain thisopportunity to all corporate executives, and alsoillustrate the leadership role the senior executive needsto play. Straight to the Bottom Line will enable seniorcorporate executives to turn the enormous top-line andbottom-line potential of supply chain and procurementinto reality.