6 Supply Chain Skills Every Manager Needs to Know

Inventory and Supply Chain Optimization

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6 Supply Chain Skills Every Manager Needs to Know

Inventory and Supply Chain Optimization

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Can the MicroMasters Model Help Address the Supply Chain Skills Shortage Crisis?

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A study commissioned by the World Bank calls for a substantial increase in logistics training at all levels to address a global shortage of logistics skills. One response to the need for more innovative educational models is the MicroMasters Credential in Supply […].

Yet Another Indication that Acquired Supply Chain Skills Do Matter in Senior Leadership

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In the previous Supply Chain Matters commentary, we called attention to Procter & Gamble’s latest challenges related to strong currency headwinds and the need for more agile business and supply chain strategies. As we have pointed out in other commentaries, this path to the CEO role includes a background of supply chain operational experience.

Expanding Efforts Addressing Multi-Industry Supply Chain Talent Needs

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In a sidelight blog to our unveiling of 2018 Predictions for Industry Supply Chains, Supply Chain Matters highlights expanding efforts addressing multi-industry supply chain talent needs. Annual Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Skills Supply Chain Talent Management Supply chain Matters blog

Establishing Your Vision and Goals for 2018 and Beyond

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As the year 2017 comes to an end, Supply Chain Matters shares some thoughts for resolutions, vision and goal-setting for the upcoming year. Annual Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chain Management Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Performance Supply Chain Skills Supply Chain Talent Management Supply Chain Transformation Supply chain Matters blog what to expect in 2018

What to Expect in the Coming Year: Supply Chain Matters 2018 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains

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On an annual basis, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group provides a series of supply chain management predictions for the coming year. The Supply Chain Matters blog unveils the first five 2018 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains.

A New CEO for LEGO with an Operations and Supply Chain Management Background

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An area that the Supply Chain Matters blog has focused on since our inception is bringing visibility to how a background in the many functional areas that make-up supply chain management can lead to other senior business leadership roles, including that of the CEO.

New APICS Supply Chain STEM Educational Outreach Program- Consider Getting Involved

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Within our independent research, annual predictions and Supply Chain Matters blog commentaries, we have identified the ongoing challenge for attracting new talent to the various functional needs that umbrella supply chain management. The need is substantial and extends across all major functions to include procurement, strategy, planning, operations management and dedicated IT support. There are […].

Small Firm Supply Chains in Latin America the Focus of New SCALE Study

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One of the main reasons is a lack of supply chain expertise – an issue that has received scant attention from researchers up until now. Featured Strategy developing country supply chains MIT Global SCALE Network Latin America nano-stores reducing small firm failures supply chain skill

2018 Prediction Deep Dive- The Supply Chain Talent Perfect Storm Intensifies

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Supply Chain Matters provides a deep-dive perspective on the ten outlined 2018 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains unveiled in mid-December. In this installment, we dive into 2018 Prediction Four: The Supply Chain Perfect Storm Intensifies.

Important Reminder for ISM and Thomas 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program

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A reminder to Supply Chain Matters readers that nominations from industry procurement organizations for the fourth annual 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars recognition program are due no later than this coming Sunday, December 3. Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Skills Supply Chain Talent Management 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars program Supply chain Matters blog

Supply Chain Matters Highlights of Bristlecone Pulse 2017 Conference

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This independent supply chain management industry analyst recently had the opportunity to both attend and participate in the Bristlecone Pulse 2017 conference. This was from my view, one incredible conference of supply chain management thought leadership, one that likely provided attendees a lot of strategies and topics to consider regarding their respective organizational transformational leadership efforts. Supply chain Matters blog

Revisiting Prior 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Two

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Supply Chain Matters continues with reviewing and self-scoring each of the 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains published at the beginning of this year. This Part Two posting provides an assessment of our prediction for a supply chain talent perfect storm and the prediction for added product sourcing challenges due to increased anti-trade actions.

Job Openings and Hiring in the Eurozone and U.S. Mark All-Time Records

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The predicted supply chain talent perfect storm appears to be prevelant. Supply Chain Skills Supply Chain Strategy Supply Chain Talent Management Supply chain Matters blog supply chain talent perfect stormThe U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the number of job openings approached a record 6.3 million at the end of June.

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Global Expansion of the 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program

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In a number of ongoing editorial commentaries Supply Chain Matters has amplified the growing talent gaps that are today impacting multiple industry supply chains. As more baby boomers reach retirement age, supply chain and procurement executives are looking with trepidation at a looming talent gap.

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E-Commerce and Supply Chain Management Skills Driving Retail Industry Talent Needs

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Online Customer Fulfillment Retail Supply Chain Supply Chain Skills Supply Chain Talent Management online e-commerce trends retail industry skill needs retail industry talent trends Supply chain Matters blogIn the spirit of passing along career tips to our millennial generation readers, we call attention to a recent report of recruiting trends in the fashion retail industry.

What Should Industry and Global Supply Chain Teams Anticipate in 2017

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As we approach the New Year holiday which marks the beginning of 2017, we are heads-down in the preparation of our 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. Supply Chain Matters blog readers should anticipate the full unveiling of our 2017 predictions over the first two weeks in January. We do however want to […].

Deep Dive on 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Prediction Three: A Supply Chain Talent Perfect Storm

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The following Supply Chain Matters blog is part of our ongoing series of deep dives into each of our previously unveiled ten 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. At the start of the New Year, our parent, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group along with our Supply Chain Matters blog as a broadcast […].

A Persistent Theme- Be Prepared for a Year of Continual Supply Chain Analysis

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If our readers have had the opportunity to review all of our 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains, you probably picked-up on a dominant theme, that being the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States, and what that could imply for U.S. global trade policies and consequent industry supply chain […].

A Growing Need for Responsive and Skilled Procurement Leaders- Consider Attending ISM 2017

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The role of procurement leaders, both in large and smaller enterprises, will further evolve in 2017 to include more strategic advisor skills. In just a matter of weeks, ISM will be conducting its annual 2017 conference which affords a timely opportunity to hone individual and team procurement management skills. Procurement and Sourcing Supplier Collaboration Supplier Management Supply Chain Skills Institute for Supply Management ISM 2017 Supply chain Matters blog

THOMASNET.com and ISM Honor This Year’s Complement of 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars

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In several ongoing editorial commentaries, Supply Chain Matters, has amplified the growing talent gaps that are today impacting multiple industry supply chains. As more baby boomers reach retirement age, supply chain and procurement executives are looking with trepidation at a looming talent gap. The industry needs an influx of fresh faces. To help in this […].

Positioning Individual Skills for the Future Needs of Supply Chain Management

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Supply Chain Matters has returned after our two-week summer break. It is now time to return to our commentaries and insights related to multi-industry and global supply chain developments. Supply Chain Skills Supply Chain Talent Management Upcoming Supply Chain Conferences APICS APICS 2015 annual conference Independent supply chain industry analyst Bob Ferrari's Blog Supply chain Matters blog

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Leadership in the Supply Chain Industry Starts with Business Acumen

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The following is a Supply Chain Matters guest posting by Jim Barnes, Services Managing Director for the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Business Acumen training program. The role of a supply chain professional has never been more strategic than it is today. Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Skills Supply Chain Talent Management Institute for Supply Management ISM ISM 2016 Conference Jim Barnes Supply chain Matters blog

Describing an Exponential Organizational and Supply Chain Capability

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In prior Supply Chain Matters blog coverage of the Oracle Modern Supply Chain technology conference we did not have the opportunity to share a compelling keynote describing an exponential organizational and supply chain capability.

Is Supply Chain Facing a Talent Problem or an Image Problem?

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Supply Chain Matters continues with our efforts to provide varying global-wide perspectives and viewpoints regarding the recognized challenge of supply chain talent retention. Supply Chain Skills Supply Chain Talent ManagementIn order to do so, we from time to time, invite global search firms to provide their perspectives. The following guest posting is contributed by Richard Paisley, Group CEO for global-based […].

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Deep Dive on 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Prediction Two: A Challenging Year in Procurement

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The following Supply Chain Matters blog is part of our ongoing series of deep dives into each of our previously unveiled ten 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. At the start of the New Year, our parent, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group along with our Supply Chain Matters blog as a broadcast […].

Significant Announcement Between APICS and JD.com in Supply Chain Management Skills Development

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This week, supply chain management professional association APICS and China’s E-commerce company JD.com announced a strategic agreement to establish nationwide standards for the Omni-channel supply chain capability within China and to advance supply chain performance of the e-commerce industry in the region. Supply Chain Matters views this announcement as rather significant.

Supply Chain Matters Coverage of APICS 2015 Conference: Staff Interviews

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Last week, while attending and speaking at this year’s APICS annual conference, Supply Chain Matters had the opportunity to interview two of the executive leaders of the organization. APICS is a global professional organization supporting the professional education and certification needs of operations and supply chain management professionals.

Supply Chain Matters Attendance at Oracle Modern Supply Chain Conference- Part Three

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Supply Chain Matters has been attending the Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience conference being held in San Jose California and drawing over 2800 attendees. ERP Technology and Vendors Oracle Supply Chain Skills Supply Chain Technology Supply Chain Transformation #OracleMSCE Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience Supply chain Matters blog

Guest Posting: The Internet of Things is Profoundly Reshaping the Supply Chain

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The following Supply Chain Matters guest posting has been contributed by Margaret O’Donnell. It is posted as an aide to our readers seeking supply chain educational opportunities. Every industry is ripe for digital disruption and the supply chain industry is no exception. a Program Manager at Rutgers Business School Executive Education. For example, we’re moving […].

Supply Chain Matters Shares Our Top Ten Blog Postings in 2016

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An annual tradition for the Supply Chain Matters blog has been to look back to the prior year’s readership uptake and share with our readers the top ten blog postings of the prior year. Admittedly, we are a bit late in compilating all of our 2016 readership data but we did want to publish this […].

Supply Chain Matters Highlights from ISM 2016 Conference- Part Two

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Last week, this supply chain industry analyst attended the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) 2016 annual conference held in Indianapolis. This is the conference where global purchasing and supply management professionals from large and smaller organizations alike gather for added learning, education and insights related to supply management and in particular, its role in contributing […].