On a recent trip to our company headquarters I heard one of the scions of our founder say, “We are always in the middle.” It made me think about how the middle gets a bad rap in our culture: the middle child syndrome, the middle man, middle school, middle of the road. The implication seems to be that something important happened before and something more important will follow after, or simply that it is a bad place to be. Middle is average, middle is overlooked, the middle man should be cut out. As a middle child myself, I have always rather resented that. Our supply chain structure proves that this is not just a misconception, but could result in a gross misunderstanding of how products are moved in America. To continue reading click here.