20 years ago no one would have thought anything about supply chain was so secret and provided so much competitive advantage that they would sue for hiring a single person. I believe this action really shows how high supply chain has risen as one of, if not the, competitive advantage of a company.
For those thinking of entering our field, be rest assured, you are no longer a "back office cost". You are now a front office, revenue generating portion of the business. You are providing the competitive advantage and differentiation for your company.
Congratulations supply chain, you have made it!