Executive Summary: SCM Talent Development

Supply chain management (SCM) is a discipline in the midst of a long overdue and high profile transition. As C-level executives recognize the value of strong, integrated SCM capabilities for generating success, the supply chain is taking on greater strategic importance. In turn, the skills and capabilities of the supply chain team must be elevated to meet these expanded demands.

To respond most effectively to these requirements, a supply chain leader must think more strategically about the people aspect of SCM and put talent issues on equal footing with supply chain process and technology initiatives. The leader’s imperative is to establish a talent supply chain that is holistically planned and managed ...

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