Talent pipeline management continues to be a crucial element of success or failure in today’s world of supply chain. This is another in our series analyzing the intersection of supply chain and talent. We will continue reporting on this in real time so that employers and employees in this dynamic field can hopefully gain some insights on useful tactics and not be blindsided by ebbs and flows of how the market impacts supply chain talent strategies. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2023 was certain to bring about a recession. It never happened but companies prepared as if it was imminent and worked to [...]
Introduction 2024 supply chain trends will be difficult to predict. First we have to figure out what went on in 2023 and where some of those predictions fell short. The year in supply chain has been full of change and disruption. Some of the predicted supply chain trends in 2023 came to fruition and some didn’t. We know that no one has a crystal ball and that prognosticators often fail. We’re going to look at some things that panned out and others that didn’t and what that might mean for 2024. Make no mistake about it: we live in [...]
Introduction Logistics hiring has never been simple and easy. 2024 will present many of the usual hurdles to finding enough people to work in this nuanced field. However, a supply chain world under constant stress will also continue to add layers of complexity to the talent landscape. Finding the best person for the job won’t be easy but can help to secure your competitive edge while allowing your company to build capacity. We’re going to help you understand what you need to prioritize as you explore logistics hiring and people development decisions in 2024. The intersection of supply chain [...]
Introduction The "non-recession recession" has some companies hedging their bets on hiring. They want to control costs as demand slows but don’t want to overcorrect in a market that is still very tight for most roles. While growth continues and remains a strong desire for many of these organizations, companies are cautious on talent expansion, especially in highly specialized fields like supply chain. We have seen various tactics used by large and small employers in 2023 as they trim their sails and attempt to maintain momentum. One of the ways in which employers are hedging their bets is to [...]
Introduction Supply Chain transformations fail because of poor planning. That's the most succinct and oversimplified way to put it. Historically in large and small companies, change and transformation were viewed as a periodic event. In many cases, businesses did not place a special focus or dedicate resources to manage the change as a structured event. Instead, they would muscle in and reactively deal with the impacts, issues, and challenges. In a few companies, an effort was made to intentionally deal with the change, invest in resources and skill sets to do it well. For those companies, the chance of [...]
Hiring trends in 2023 include employers that don't over-hire in response to rosy economic outlooks and employees who are pro active about their own gap analysis and growth. These tactics can reduce the need and impact for widespread layoffs that damage culture and engagement.
Return to work has to be done in a way that curates an onsite culture which benefits the team while also being conscious of cost, productivity, and the emerging trends in a Pandemic impacted workforce.