Essential Insights: Required Skills

“We’re looking for a can do attitude and a history of delivering results. Communication skills, business acumen, and a track record of making business decisions using facts and data will determine, to a large extent, how far people advance.”

—Global Logistics Manager, Automobile Manufacturer

The transition of SCM from a series of day-to-day functions to a strategic process requires companies to adjust their capabilities. Compared to other professions, like accounting and finance, it is no longer enough for supply chain professionals to be functional experts. In addition to their traditional capabilities, supply chain professionals must become systems thinkers who skillfully manage cross-functional and cross-company ...

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