Editor’s Pick: Why Supply Chain Talent Management Needs to Be a Top Priority

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Note: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Pick ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. Robinson , where she shares five reasons why supply chain professionals at all levels need to be diligent talent managers. Companies have always needed smart, motivated professionals to design, build, and manage their supply chains.

Supply Chain Talent Management: Cultivating a Critical Resource

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The supply chain is getting full, but the workforce to staff it is growing lean. As trucking faces an industry-wide driver shortage, and talent across […]. Supply Chain Supply Chain Talent

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Statements Related to the Supply Chain Talent Management Crisis

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recently featured a commentary- Companies See ‘Massive Shift’ in Search for Supply Chain Talent. free metered view) The article points out that the growing complexity of various industry supply chains and the increasing need for advanced technology applications has significant consequences […]. Supply Chain Skills Supply Chain Talent Management Supply chain Matters blog supply chain skills gap supply chain skills shortage

Why Supply Chain Talent Management Needs to Be a Top Priority

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Why Supply Chain Talent Management Needs to Be a Top Priority | Transportfolio. The well-known business adage that people are a company’s most important asset has taken on new significance in the supply chain industry over recent years.

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.

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.

Revisiting Supply Chain Matters 2016 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Two

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While industry supply chain teams continue to work on achieving 2016 year-end strategic, tactical, operational line-of-business business and supply chain focused performance objectives, this is the opportunity for Supply Chain Matters to reflect on our prior 2016 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains that we published just before the start of the year.

What are Specific Skill Needs and Gaps in Supply Chain Management?

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There is little question that supply chain talent development and retention has become a top of mind multi-industry challenge. Supply chain leaders express frustration in their efforts to find talent with correct skills. Desired skills include embracing the flood of new technologies making their way into supply chain business processes, understanding of global business cultures […].

Supply Chain Matters Interview with the CEO of APICS

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Most supply chain professionals probably have awareness to APICS from its various certification programs. In October 2013, APICS rebranded itself to position the organization as the: “professional association for supply chain and operations management and the premier provider of research, education and […]. This author recently had the opportunity to conduct an interview with Abe Eshkenazi, the CEO of APICS.

Supply Chain Matters Impressions of QAD Explore- Part Three

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In a prior Part One Supply Chain Matters commentary, I shared overall impressions regarding QAD’s current applications software and technology activities along, and in a Part Two posting I shared additional impressions related to interactions. Last week, this industry analyst attended and spoke at mid-market focused ERP provider’s QAD Explore 2016 conference.

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.

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.

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

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. a Program Manager at Rutgers Business School Executive Education. 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. For example, we’re moving […].

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.

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 […].

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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Ugliness of Big Food and CPG Industry Supply Chains Far More Visible and Apparent

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Not only does this report indicate that change is already already underway for Kraft, it provides more sobering indicators of expected erosion in other associated industry business and supply chain capabilities in the […]. This week’s edition of Bloomberg BusinessWeek features a timely but sober update indicating that: Things Are About to Get Ugly at Kraft.

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Top Ten Most Read 2015 Supply Chain Matters Content

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This Editor had the opportunity to view our Supply Chain Matters readership analytics (thanks to Google Analytics) for all of 2015 and can now share our ten most popular 2015 commentaries during the year. In reverse order: Number 10 Highlights of the APICS Annual 2015 Conference held in Las Vegas in October, and specifically […].

Supply Chain Matters Interview with the CEO of ISM

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This executive editor conducted a recent interview with Tom Derry, CEO of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). Our interview was in conjunction with next week’s ISM 2015 Conference, which this year celebrates the 100th year anniversary of the organization. That is quite a noteworthy achievement offering a time to reflect on the past […].

What is the Hottest Job in Supply Chain Tech?

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There is probably little surprise to those of us in the supply chain management and B2B network community as to what is the most in-demand job in our technology focused community. And, in the classic high demand, short supply, scenario, employers need to be ready to attract these skills with competitive compensation. While a six-figure starting salary might be common for someone coming […].

Supply Chain Matters Shares Highlights of the APICS 2015 Conference: Jack Welch Keynote

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APICS is a global professional organization supporting the professional education and certification needs of operations and supply chain management professionals. Supply Chain Skills Supply Chain Talent Management Supply Chain Transformation APICS APICS 2015 annual conference APICS Supply Chain Council careers in supply chain management Jack Welch Supply chain Matters blog

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.

Positioning Skills for the Future Needs of Supply Chain Management

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As we, via Supply Chain Matters, and many others have noted, there is no question that supply chain talent development and retention has become a top of mind multi-industry challenge. Supply chain leaders express frustration in their efforts to find talent with correct skills.

Supply Chain Matters 2016 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains

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Once a year, just before the start of the New Year, our parent, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group along with Supply Chain Matters provide a series of predictions for the coming year. These predictions are provided in the spirit of assisting industry supply chain teams in setting management objectives for the year ahead as […].

Supply Chain Matters Interviews Rising Supply Chain Management Stars

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In a number of prior 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, especially professionals drawn […].

Major Demands Emerge for Global Supply Managers

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In a published article appearing on Industry Week, Tom Derry, CEO of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) addressed three of these challenges. Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Talent Management Upcoming Supply Chain Conferences Institute for Supply Management Institute of Supply Management programs ISM 2016 Conference Supply chain Matters blog

Breaking News: Supply Chain Council to Merge with APICS

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A somewhat stunning but not all that unexpected announcement is breaking today that will certainly capture the attention of our Supply Chain Matters readership. That announcement is that two premiere professional membership organizations focused on supply chain management are about to come together. A formal press announcement is expected sometime tomorrow which Supply Chain Matters has obtained.

Millennials: The Workers of Today, the Supply Chain Leaders of Tomorrow

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While surfing all of our various Web alerts this week, we came across a rather insightful commentary penned by Dana Theus, titled: 3 Ways Managing Millennials Will Make You Better. This age group makes up a significant proportion of today’s industry supply chain operations, planning and logistics teams and some will certainly be the supply chain leaders of tomorrow. The three management actions outlined are: Millennials require us to be vision-driven.

Another Evidence Point on the White Hot Demand for Senior Supply Chain Executives

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Supply Chain Matters has previously alerted our readers among multiple previous postings to the red hot demand for both experienced supply chain professionals and executive leaders. Search on the term: ‘talent management’ in our Categories section in the right-hand panel). Premier executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles today acknowledged the “white hot demand for supply chain executives.”

Praise for the APICS International Student Competition in Supply Chain Management

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Supply Chain Matters extends an enthusiastic Tip-of-the-Hat to supply chain and operations professional association APICS Supply Chain Council for its efforts in sponsoring, what we believe to be as the first international student case study competition in supply chain management. Supply Chain Skills Supply Chain Talent Management APICS APICS International Student Competition APICS Supply Chain Council Supply chain Matters blog

An Excellent Supply Chain Executive Perspective

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A lot of electronic alerts come across the desk of Supply Chain Matters regarding web content focused on key topics and challenges involving today’s supply chains. High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Supply Chain Business Process Supply Chain Skills Supply Chain Strategy Supply Chain Talent Management Supply Chain Technology Supply Chain Transformation independent industry analyst Bob Ferrari's blog Supply chain Matters blog

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 […].

Supply Chain Matters Executive Interview with Kinaxis

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This author recently had the opportunity to interview Kinaxis senior executive Trevor Miles where we explored some important topics related to multi-industry supply chain challenges and the Kinaxis efforts in supporting these challenges. In our conversation, we covered a number of topics related to supply chain business processes and enabling software technology, as well as […]. Kinaxis Rapid Response Supply chain Matters blog

Follow-up on Announced Supply Chain Council Merger with APICS

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This commentary is a follow-up to our previous breaking news posting regarding the announcement that supply chain corporate and individual certification organizations Supply Chain Council (SCC) and APICS will unite as one organization. Make no mistake that this is significant news in supply chain management talent management circles. Earlier today Supply Chain Matters had the opportunity to speak directly […].

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. By his early thirties, he was a plant manager.

Penn State Launches Online Boot Camp to Address Supply Chain Skill Needs

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As reflected by many of our prior Supply Chain Matters commentaries, there is a talent management crisis across multi-industry supply chain management communities. The crisis arrived in the environment where the urgency for end-to-end supply chain visibility and informed decision-making has reached a peak requirement.

Another Important Indication of Chief Supply Chain Officer Agenda

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As we have stated in previous commentaries, Supply Chain Matters does not tend to comment on the huge plethora of opinion research studies concerning the discipline and state of global supply chain management unless we feel the research is meaningful and based on sound research practices. In an October 2013 Supply Chain Matters commentary we highlighted some important findings from the Chief Supply Chain Officer Report conducted and compiled by SCM World.

Supply Chain Matters Highlights from the MIT Crossroads 2016 Conference

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Supply Chain Matters had the opportunity to attend the 2016 Crossroads Conference hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL). Crossroads is an annual event that began 12 years ago for the benefit of MIT CTL corporate sponsors, and each year the conference brings together leading-edge industry and global […].

The Most Important Considerations in Your Organization’s Supply Chain Technology Investment Plans

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Tomorrow, this author will be joining a distinguished compliment of speakers at the 7th Annual Supply Chain Management Summit sponsored by Bryant University and Benneker Industries. This event is turning out to be one of few premiere New England regional conferences focused on current issues and learning in supply chain management. Supply chain process and IT technology convergence […].