Essential Insights: SCM Career Path Availability

The Leader’s Edge: Professional advancement opportunities drive in-house talent satisfaction and retention. Leading companies establish career path programs to facilitate talent growth and to create SCM bench strength. In contrast, too many organizations place the burden of career progression on the individual employee.

A career path is defined as a flexible line of progression through which an employee moves during their employment with an organization. As this description implies, most fields do not offer a standardized or universal career path. Based on our research findings, supply chain management is no exception as individuals are expected to adapt to a progression of roles with greater responsibilities ...

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