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

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

Supply chain talent management remains a priority at Lenovo

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I recently interviewed John Zapko at Lenovo, who talked to me about some of the issues Lenovo is facing globally around supply chain talent management. As we drive in this complex world, having that level of talent is really critical for us, and it is clearly the biggest challenge we have. How do you create talent and why is it so important in a complex world? Why is talent so important in procurement as you work these issues?

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

Talent Management in Logistics: Why It’s More Important than Ever

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We often talk about the importance of people, process, and technology in Supply Chain Management, but many times the people dimension gets the short end of the stick, especially when most of the headlines today are about cool technology trends like blockchain, artificial intelligence and driverless trucks. Talent management is more important than ever, however. What are some of the key factors companies need to consider in talent management?

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.

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

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 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 Unveils Ten 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains

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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 medium, traditionally provide a series of predictions for the coming year. These predictions are provided in the spirit of assisting industry specific and global supply chain cross-functional teams in helping […].

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 Blog On Summer Pause

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An alert to readers that the Supply Chain Matters will be taking a summer vacation pause from July 6 through July 23. Internet of Things Supply Chain Planning Supply Chain Talent Management Supply Chain Technology Supply chain Matters blogDuring our team pause, readers are offered web links to our most frequently read blog updates and commentaries.

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.

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.

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 Supply Chain Activity Reaching New Highs- Pay Attention to the Caution Signs

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The November numbers are in and there is solid evidence that industry supply chains across the globe, with few exceptions, have reached significant highs in manufacturing and supply chain output levels. But again, Supply Chain Matters needs to call attention of the caution signposts.

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Global Supply Chain Activity Reaching New Highs- Pay Attention to the Caution Signs

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The November numbers are in and there is solid evidence that industry supply chains across the globe, with few exceptions, have reached significant highs in manufacturing and supply chain output levels. But again, Supply Chain Matters needs to call attention of the caution signposts.

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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 […].

Articulating Supply Chain Needs in the Language of the C-Suite

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The latest economic and business data reinforces that supply chain leaders must more than ever, be able to translate investment needs in the language of the C-suite and in the notions of delivering desired business outcomes.

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 […].

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.

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

Wal-Mart Conducts an Optimistic Annual Meeting but Industry Realities Remain

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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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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.

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.

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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.