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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: |

Employee Retention Strategies in 2022

We are at the beginning of 2022 and many pundits are making their annual predictions. I would like to do the same as a service to my fellow Supply Chain leaders: I predict you will lose one of your most valuable employees in 2022, but it does not need to happen.

By |September 7, 2022|Tags: |

What to Expect When Working with a Supply Chain Recruiter

The time may come sometime in the near future for you to make a very important hire. That effort could best be left up to professionals who specialize in the specific duty of sourcing and placing candidates well qualified for the role you’re seeking to fill. Here are just a few things to expect when working with a recruiter. Working with a supply chain recruiter brings along with it some very unique duties and expectations which may not be familiar with people who haven’t engaged in this type of work before. Here’s a bit of a primer on what [...]

By |August 31, 2022|

6 Tips for Establishing a Supply Chain Mentorship Program

Establishing a supply chain mentorship program is a proven way to attract, develop and retain talent. There are many benefits that are gained for both the mentor and mentee, and just as many benefits that can be gained for supply chain organizations as well, such as: Maintain High Level of Employee Engagement Improve Employee Retention Rate Transfer Supply Chain Knowledge and Skills Improve Succession Planning throughout the Supply Chain Organization Develop a Learning Culture that Promotes Professional Growth Transform Culture to a Desired State Develop and Enhance Leadership and Coaching Skills in Managers Improve Motivation, Morale, and Overall Performance Develop, [...]

By |August 26, 2022|

Ebook: The Art of Landing Top Sourcing and Procurement Talent

Supply Chain Careers podcast hosts, Rodney Apple and Chris Gaffney dive into conversation with Supply Chain Executive, Brett Frankenberg. Brett shares how he got started in supply chain through his curiosity about how things work in the physical operation side, but eventually was given an opportunity to get involved in higher-level enterprise systems.

By |June 17, 2022|

Why Your Supply Chain Recruiters Should Be Supply Chain Consultants

Sourcing top notch supply chain talent has become just as volatile as the supply chain itself and requires specialized recruiters who double as supply chain consultants and talent advisors for your organization. Disruption and volatility has become the norm in the world of supply chain. The field was wrought with archaic processes, aging workforce, and prone to delays from things like weather events and political whims. It now seems that geopolitical impulses and volatile externalities have had a permanent disruptive impact on the end to end supply chain world. Because of this, it has become ever more important to be able to rely on your specialized supply chain recruiter as a supply chain consultant.

By |May 13, 2022|

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