Urgent: Need for Diverse Supply Chain Candidates!!!!!

During my time at Tuskegee University I have met with several Supply Chain Management Professionals. All of these professionals come to visit with students for one cause: Inviting Students to Supply Chain Mangement Careers. However, this is not as easy as it sounds. One of the issues are the misconception of what a supply chain management career compared to other options (Accounting, Finance, Sales and Marketing, Economics, Information Technology, Business Administration, etc.).

Urgent: Need for Diverse Supply Chain Candidates!!!!!
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Driving Digital Supply Chain Transformation

Summary: Insights on driving a digital transformation based on research on new technologies, advisory work with clients, and quantitative research projects. This is a short handbook to help companies get started on their journey to define the digital supply chain.

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Supply Chain Talent: Evolving Across Generations

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.

Driving Organizational Alignment

 How can we move forward if we cannot align?

In supply chain strategy documents, terms like alignment, agility, responsiveness, and flexibility dot the page. At a principle level everyone agrees with the concepts. In meetings, groups nod their heads that the strategy is correct. However, at a practical level companies struggle with the implementation of strategy due to a lack of definition. It is not easy.

Driving Organizational Alignment

Sales and Operations Alignment: Often the Missing Link

I pushed aside Shane’s motorbike helmet and jacket to take a seat in his crowded office. It was a beautiful spring day in March in Basel, Switzerland. Shane is a stocky man of medium build who I love talking to. He is an engaging personality: definitely a people person.

He had recently returned from his stint as the commercial leader for Syngenta in Vietnam, and was excited to tell me about his beach-side investment in Australia. An Aussie by birth, Shane still speaks with an Australian accent.

Sales and Operations Alignment: Often the Missing Link

Have You Given Your Supply Chain Planner Some Love Today?

The Supply Chain Insights Global Summit is a week away. We are currently tabulating the results to publish the report, “Top 15 Supply Chains to Admire.” In this report, we track the progress on balance sheet performance of companies by peer group and chart the relative improvement for the period of 2006-2013. This work has taken us two years to finish.

Have You Given Your Supply Chain Planner Some Love Today?

Supply Chain Talent: A Broken Link

These are the grim facts. Only 9% of companies feel that they manage supply chain talent better than their peers. The issues are growing. Job turnover is 15% and new positions remain open for 4 months before they are filled. I think that supply chain talent is a broken link in the supply chain. I also believe that the adoption of new mental models is a barrier to progress.

Supply Chain Talent: A Broken Link

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