The first and second generation of supply chain leaders are retiring and millennials are preparing to take their place. How do you transition the personnel and culture of your organization with this new talent pool? Join us as we talk with current supply chain leaders and up-and-coming supply chain movers and shakers to map out the future of supply chain talent.
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Objective: To understand the role of supply chain finance in determining supply chain strategy and gaining competitive advantage towards supply chain excellence.
Highlight: Managing costs is a struggle for most companies. While 88% of companies have implemented Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), the hard work of process evolution and maturity continues. In this report we share the current state of supply chains in managing costs, and then take a look at the processes and organizational design factors to evaluate the impact on cost management.
Report Details: The research for this report was conducted via an online survey from February 20 - March 20, 2017. Surveys were conducted among all those working in or studying the supply chain industry -- including business, academia, and students (n=386).
Objective: To understand the generational differences among supply chain professionals in terms of what's important, where the gaps are, and satisfaction with their supply chain careers.
Highlight: While 70% of supply chain employees are satisfied with their careers, there are notable differences by generation in terms of job, satisfaction and what matters in their careers. For example, Generation X and Millennials want more work-life balance, fewer hours, and greater flexibility to work from home compared to Baby Boomers. In additional, Millennials are seeking more coaching and on-the-job training, suggesting an opportunity for employers seeking to recruit top talent. Check out the full report for more details, insights, and recommendations.
Report Details: This report is based on analysis of financial balance sheet and income statement data within the Retail industry, for the period of 2006-2015. The data is collected from YCharts.
Objective: To use financial balance sheet and income statement data to better understand the state of Grocery Retailers’ and Mass Merchants’ supply chains and to determine which companies’ supply chains did the best on the delivery of a portfolio of metrics over the last decade.
Highlight: During the Great Recession retailers faced strong declines in spending. It was a critical time, but for many it was an opportunity to emerge stronger. Those who redefined their stores for the dollar-conscious customer or built new and innovative formats while driving supply chain innovation, drove strong balance sheet results. Others learned that doing traditional retail more efficiently was not enough.
Supply chain excellence is rooted in alignment and conscious trade-offs. Leaders are focused on building end-to-end operating strategies while laggards are struggling to figure out why they are stuck. This report is designed to help supply chain leaders get a condensed view of our best research from 2016.