How to Build Your Path to the Supply Chain Executive Suite

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We’ve got the top insights, skills, and advice on what you can do to advance to the leadership ranks in your supply chain career!

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Here are just a few things you’ll get:

Key skills to develop early in your career to get to first leadership role 

The importance of networking

Advice on how to be promoted in your current role

Competencies to reach the most senior Supply Chain Executive level




About the Author: Rodney Apple

  • Completely specialized in end-to-end supply chain recruitment since 2001
  • Built the very first supply chain department for The Home Depot (Fortune 13 at time)
  • Spanning 10+ years, led supply chain recruitment for 4 corporations that made the Gartner Top 25 Supply Chain list:
    • The Home Depot
    • The Coca-Cola Company
    • Kimberly-Clark
    • Cummins
  • Personally filled more than 1,000 professional to executive supply chain positions
  • ASCM (formerly APICS) Career Coach from 2014 – 2021
  • ASCM Magazine Department Author for “Professional Development”
  • Presenter at CSCMP and APICS global conferences on supply chain job search and talent topics
  • Featured in CNBC, Nightly Business Report, The Wall Street Journal, Supply Chain Management Review & more

About the Author: Hinesh Patel

  • Nearly a decade of experience leading senior executive searches in previous role as Principal with Egon Zehnder, overseeing initially the US Supply Chain Practice & Operations Practice, and then the US Chemicals Practice
  • Former SVP at Hillenbrand (NYSE: HI) leading corporate strategy and M&A, helping the company transform from an $800M single-line company to a $2B multi-line manufacturer
  • Held executive and operational leadership roles at world-class companies:
    • Honeywell
    • Eaton
    • Milliken & Co
  • Has deep senior-level operations and process improvement experience
  • Certified in Lean and Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Chemical Engineering – NC State University MBA – University of Michigan