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.

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?

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

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Robinson , discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Why is talent management so important in logistics today? What trends are impacting the way companies approach talent management today? Are the skills and capabilities hiring managers look for today in candidates different than they were in the past? What new challenges — or opportunities — do you see on the horizon related to talent management?

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?

For supply chain managers to become a trusted advisor, talent management is key

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To move towards this vision, organizations will need to re-think their approach on talent management. Some believe that talent management is “too important” to be left to HR managers alone, who may not understand the critical needs of front-line supply chain managers, and the complex situations they are facing. MBA Supply Chain Programs Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Talent Supply Chain Talent Management

Hindsight is 20/20: A Look Back at Supply Chain Trends Over the Last Decade

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And in the year that literally bears its name, we thought it only appropriate to take a look back at the trends that had the most significant impact on supply chains over the last 10 years. A lot can happen in a decade: New products are introduced, and some lose their utility … The post Hindsight is 20/20: A Look Back at Supply Chain Trends Over the Last Decade appeared first on Chainalytics. “Hindsight is 20/20.”

Five Reasons Why Talent Management Should Be a Part of Everyone’s Job

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Five Reasons Why Talent Management Should Be a Part of Everyone’s Job.Connect by C.H. 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. Companies have always needed smart, motivated professionals to design, build, and manage their supply chains. Addressing the talent shortage crisis. million individuals to meet its talent needs.

Boston Procurement Leaders part 3: Talent Management Challenges

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One of the most interesting panels from the Boston Procurement Leaders conference was focused on Talent Management. We heard from a number of speakers on the subject of how the need for talent is shifting dramatically in the years ahead. He shared with us what is happening in the procurement talent space: “What I was hiring for 10 years ago is very different for what I am hiring for now. The Vendor Management team are starting to sound like banking regulators.

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. Companies have always needed smart, motivated professionals to design, build, and manage their supply chains. Compelling Reasons to Focus on Talent Management.

7 Challenges Facing Supply Chain Leaders in 2019

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The Three Biggest Challenges of Retaining Supply Chain Talent

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The post The Three Biggest Challenges of Retaining Supply Chain Talent appeared first on Chainalytics. Blog Integrated Demand & Supply Planning Managed Analytics integrated demand & supply planning managed services outsourced services Supply Chain Planning talent management talent retention

Have you Given your Supply Chain Planner Some Love Today?

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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.” Supply chain leaders that make the biggest difference build supply chain potential and make small, incremental progress over time. A Closer Look at Supply Chain Talent. For most, supply chain talent management is challenging.

What Recruiters are Looking For in Supply Chain Students….

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This is a guest post from Director Clyde Crider of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, based on an MBA panel he sat in on yesterday at NC State’s Poole College of Management. Question: What key attributes are you looking for in graduates being recruited to become future supply chain leaders in your company? (In A passion for supply chain, a passion to win.

Future Research Themes in Supply Chain Management

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What are the future dominant research themes in supply chain management? In my new article, Mapping the Landscape of Future Research Themes in Supply Chain Management , co-authored with Robert Handfield and Christian Durach and published in the Journal of Business Logistics, we make an attempt to answer this important question. This list is led by sustainability and risk management instead.

Future Research Themes in Supply Chain Management

SCM Research

What are the future dominant research themes in supply chain management? In my new article, Mapping the Landscape of Future Research Themes in Supply Chain Management , co-authored with Robert Handfield and Christian Durach and published in the Journal of Business Logistics, we make an attempt to answer this important question. This list is led by sustainability and risk management instead.

Supply Chain Risk Management is a Cirque Du Soleil Calibre Act!

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Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Is Your Supply Chain Ready To Recover? In thinking about the show and its construct I thought about the incredible amount of risk that the performers and producers are managing. These world class performers have astonishing talent but they are also working in an environment designed to eliminate risk and maximize safety. Supply Chain Risk Management. Types of Supply Chain Risk.

Interview: Get ready for Supply Chain Outlook conference!

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The Supply Chain Management Review, one of the leading practitioner journals in the field of supply chain, is hosting their first ever conference in November at the Rosemount Hilton at O’Hare Airport in Chicago. The conference, titled Supply Chain Outlook promises to be an exciting event, with many leading speakers and academics attending.

Looking for a supply chain job? You need to know what people are looking for.

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A r ecent report by Sofrware Advice provides insights into what a group of executives surveyed is looking for from supply chain job listings. Software Advice analyzed 200 job listings to find out what it really takes to be a supply chain manager. On average, employers want a supply chain manager with 7 years of experience. 37% of employers wanted a supply chain manager with a professional certification.

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#15 in 15 years ….not bad! NC State breaks into the Gartner Supply Chain Program Rankings

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A new Gartner 2014 Top US Supply Chain MBA Program Rankings report of top supply chain MBA programs within the United States came out yesterday – with the NC State Jenkins MBA and the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative making the list for the first time ever! This is great news, considering that NC State’s business program is only 20 years old, and its supply chain program even younger (the SCRC was founded in early 2000).

Are You Prepared For A Supply Chain Talent Crisis?

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Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Future of Supply Chain Belongs to Those Who Can Find the Talent! The supply chain talent crisis is a significant problem that will cause widespread disruption in the industry. Causes of the Supply Chain Talent Crisis. In addition, the supply chain has a dirty, dingy image, created by stories from the industrial revolution and past recessions. Subscribe Here!

Step Four: Stage Five Supply Chain Planning System of Record (SCP SOR)

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by Carol McIntosh Collaborative Management is Step Four to a Stage Five Supply Chain Planning System of Record (SCP SOR). Supply chain collaboration. Today there is a focus on supply chain analytics and the automation of decision making. In my first blog I wrote about talent management. In supply chain they need to share plans, assumptions and recommendations with others.

The State of the Retail Supply Chain

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When we talk about supply chain management, we often intuitively take the perspective of the manufacturing industry. However, if the ultimate business objective of supply chain management is to satisfy the final consumer, it becomes clear that we should not forget about the special and major role the retail industry has in achieving this objective and, thus, consider their perspective. Practice Report Retail Supply Chain Management Trend

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A Call to Action: Make Supply Chain Management a Magnet for Millennials

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A Call to Action: Make Supply Chain Management a Magnet for Millennials. In last week’s blog post I highlighted how there needs to be a cross-functional approach to attracting talented professionals to the company – especially supply chain management, which is facing a talent shortage crisis. How can supply chain management become a profession of choice for these individuals? Talent Management Careers Supply Chain TMC

Is There a Third Option for SCM Executives Looking to Revamp their Supply Chain Management Operations?

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Consulting firms deliver strategy and process improvements, but leave the customer to execute and sustain the new process, while software companies sell new supply chain capabilities without executing and driving its adoption. The case for working with a strategic partner that can go beyond implementing a new tool and designing new processes to actually drive, execute and sustain a company’s supply chain has arrived. The Talent Make vs. Buy Decision.

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Insights from Ryder Innovate 2014

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The value of peer-to-peer learning and networking was evident at last month’s Ryder Innovate conference — “an exclusive gathering of senior leaders in transportation, logistics, and supply chain seeking strategic insight, new ideas, and thought leadership to improve their supply chain and fleet operations.” Jason Mathers, Senior Manager, Environmental Defense Fund. Walmart Supply Chain and Transportation Trends for 2015.

The Digital Supply Chain Will Change Everything… Ask Gary Kasparov!

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A lot of blogs and writers are discussing the role of machines vs. humans and their relationship, especially in the context of supply chain management. These insights suggest that change management is not just option, but truly imperative in a period when so many new technologies are coming on-line. How to reward people who go the extra mile, and using smart contracts through emerging technologies such as block chain?

Highlights from Gartner’s Supply Chain Executive Conference 2015

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This month, I had the pleasure of attending Gartner’s Supply Chain Executive Conference in Phoenix. The theme of the event was “ The Art of Supply Chain: Creative Solutions for the Next Generation.” Its agenda included over 60 sessions covering the full spectrum of supply chain—from strategy and planning to distribution and logistics. A compelling case for Supply Chain Analytics. Sabic and Gartner discuss SC talent management.

Developing the Necessary Skills for Successful Demand Planning

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Forecasting market demand and the subsequent materials supply required to fulfill that demand remains incredibly challenging for supply chain professionals despite advances in data analytics and the wide variety of technology solutions designed to support supply chain planning processes.

A “Swiss Army Knife” of Supply Chain Talent Requirements: Views from a Former Wolfpack Student

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He started in supply planning, overseeing over $100M of spend in batteries and other categories. Marsh did not have centralized approach to supply chain management. But because of their less mature supply chain organization, the net income percentage was in the low single digits. Stuart discussed the need for a supply chain Swiss Army knife skill set.

Digital supply chains, AI, Blockchain and the future of work – Insights from the Gartner supply chain executive conference

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by Dr. Madhav Durbha The 2017 Gartner supply chain executive conference took place at the O2-Intercontinental Hotel in London on September 20 th and 21 st. The theme of the conference was ACT (Aspire, Challenge, Transform), same as the Gartner supply chain summit in Phoenix during May of this year. Based on how Schneider plans, delivers and executes, the following five supply chain models were defined: a.

Creating the Right Team Culture for Transparent Supply Chains: Storytelling as a Core Capability

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A core element in the LIVING supply chain is the concept around the “Anti-Control Tower”, of what has been called a “data democracy”. As we move into a connected, LIVING supply chain, the people who will be the most productive in this environment will be uniquely adept at building mental models around data. Very few managers teach their direct reports how to do this, and it is certainly not taught in most university analytics and supply chain classes.

NC State’s Poole College of Management JUMPS in the rankings – and we need your support!

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I would encourage anyone familiar with the Poole College of Management, Jenkins MBA, or the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, to participate in the SCM survey of top 20 providers of supply chain talent by selecting their top three (hopefully, one of which will be yours truly, NC State). Respondents were given a drop-down menu comprising 191 universities known to have supply chain offerings within their business programmes.

5 Supply Chain Trends You Can’t Ignore (Takeaways from Accellos Conference)

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I love that question, which is from a blog posting by supply chain executive and consultant Tony Martins, who was my guest on Talking Logistics earlier this year; Tony was also a panelist in the Mega Trends Impacting Supply Chains session I moderated at last week’s CSCMP conference. Many of the customers in attendance were 3PLs, so I framed my presentation around the following five supply chain trends 3PLs (and their customers) can’t afford to ignore.

SCM is smoking hot!….Why students should consider NC State for a supply chain major.

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An article published in the Wall Street Journal identifies what I have been saying for years now… Supply chain talent is a hot commodity! Many of the skills that we’ve identified in prior posts on this site have discussed the key skills and knowledge that recruiters are looking for in supply chain students. In fact, Apple’s new CEO, Tim Cook, came directly out of their supply chain organization.

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How Your Organization Can Help Bridge the Gap in Supply Chain Talent

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In this post, I’ll explore the role of internships in talent management and share some best practices for setting up and managing an effective internship program. When recruiting our interns, students who are studying for degrees in the supply chain field are preferred, but we consider candidates from other subject areas, too. It’s important to empower your interns to make decisions in conjunction with their managers.