Direct Materials are from Mars…Indirect Materials are from Venus

The title of this post will invariably offend some readers as they will associate Mars with men and Venus with women.  Maybe instead I should have said direct materials are from Jupiter and indirect materials are from Saturn.  But the point of this post is not to associate a gender-bias with either category.  Instead, the point of the planet metaphor is that direct and indirect materials are two very different worlds.  Both involve the procure-to-pay cycles for products, but for very different kinds of products.

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