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Reasons for the Supply Chain Talent Shortage & How are Companies Adapting

For at least the last decade, as supply chain management has changed, there has been a shortage of talent, and it continues to get more severe. This is true across all industries and across the globe. Demand for supply chain talent is at an all-time high as companies have recognized the importance of supply chain for their success. Through studies by various organizations, it is shown that companies with high-performing supply chains achieve revenue growth well above the industry average. And without talent, you can’t reach a high-performing supply chain. An article by Deloitte, titled “The Supply Chain Paradox--High [...]

By |December 2, 2022|Tags: |

Forecast Your Supply Chain Talent Needs Through a Workforce Planning Study

Conducting a routine workforce planning study is important for optimizing your organization’s ability to hire and retain supply chain talent. In a way, it’s similar to supply chain planning, but instead of planning for raw materials and finished goods, workforce planning involves developing a forecast for your talent needs over a time period ensuring that your organization is aligned with the right strategies and resources to satisfy your talent demands. Here are the key steps needed to get started with conducting a workforce planning study: Gain a Deep Understanding of your Company’s Talent Landscape From a high level, you’ll want [...]

By |August 4, 2022|

Recruitment Marketing Strategies that Attract Supply Chain Talent

Your company might have solid supply chain talent, but are your recruitment marketing strategies attracting the best possible workers? The truth is that the people in charge of a company’s supply chain can make or break a business's finances. Even paying upfront for a costlier, more experienced manager can save your company money in the long run -- and these results are proven. According to some reports, 79% of companies with high-performing supply chains have greater than average revenue growth and 15% lower supply chain costs. Optimized supply chains also come with cash-to-cash cycles that are three times faster. [...]

By |May 11, 2021|

Supply Chain Skills Employers Are Looking For

What Supply Chain Skills Do Employers Want? Students often ask what they can do to prepare themselves for supply chain employment opportunities such as internships, co-ops, or that first full-time job after graduation. Get started early! Focus on what employers want! This article will help you understand the types of skills supply chain employers are looking for today. It isn’t just about classwork learned technical competencies (known as the hard skills). There are many soft skills that can be demonstrated in your resume, your cover letter, and your communications. Of course, the most critical point to demonstrate the soft [...]

By |March 18, 2021|Tags: |

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