SCM Talent Group fills Director of S&OP

Home Depot was in desperate need of building out their supply chain organization. So, they hired Rodney Apple. Working with the Senior VP of Global Logistics, Rodney got to work helping to build out Home Depot’s very first supply chain department.

2022-06-21T08:23:00-04:00June 15, 2022|Hiring & Recruiting, Job Search|

Why Remote Working Will Die…

Employers around the nation are coming up with various reasons for why remote working will die. The wave of pandemic workplace innovations has caused a spike in flexible and hybrid workplace arrangements. Office spaces sit empty as more and more employees seek remote working opportunities to accommodate a pandemic lifestyle in hopes of also [...]

2022-06-08T16:57:34-04:00June 8, 2022|Hiring & Recruiting|

Recruiting Home Depot’s first Supply Chain Department – SCM Talent Founder, Rodney Apple

Home Depot was in desperate need of building out their supply chain organization. So, they hired Rodney Apple. Working with the Senior VP of Global Logistics, Rodney got to work helping to build out Home Depot’s very first supply chain department.

Christmas is Canceled?! Impacts of Chip Shortage

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse, CHRISTMAS IS CANCELED! Will the chip shortage cancel Christmas and disrupt the 2022 giving season? Will retailers adjust in time to compensate? Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse, CHRISTMAS IS CANCELED! Will the chip shortage cancel Christmas and disrupt the 2022 giving season? Will retailers adjust in time to compensate? No, we haven’t yet gotten dispatches from the North Pole or from Santa’s Elves, Inc. or a sign from the Grinch. The Santa Supply Chain seems mostly in-tact…so long as the elves’ assembly line doesn’t need semiconductor chips.  But, unless folks have overstocked or nearshored production and procurement, it’s a roll of the dice to see if goods can be delivered here in time. And no amount of magic Santa dust can sprinkle away those woes.

2022-06-13T18:41:58-04:00June 2, 2022|Hiring & Recruiting, Uncategorized|

Ghosts, Burning Bridges & Fake Green Pastures – Oh my!

Here are a few of the hot trends we’ve spotted in the overall supply chain job market along with our recommendations for how you can best position yourself for success, while avoiding the common pitfalls that exist within a high-demand, low unemployment job market.

Global Sourcing is the New Procurement

Unless you’re a supply chain professional, the word “procurement” means nothing more than buying something. Could be buying a watch or a nice bottle of wine. “Where will we procure our dinner from this evening?” But, the supply chain discipline presents an entirely new meaning and understanding for procurement. And that meaning and use is shifting even faster now with the constant flurry of supply chain disruptions and the need for stronger strategic and global sourcing practices.

2022-05-26T16:28:51-04:00May 26, 2022|Hiring & Recruiting|

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.

2022-05-13T08:54:58-04:00May 13, 2022|Hiring & Recruiting, Uncategorized|

Solutions to Mitigate Supply Chain Hiring Mistakes (Part Two)

In part one we broke down some of the common mistakes companies continue to make in hiring supply chain talent. Now it's time to provide some supply chain hiring solutions for you! In today’s candidate-driven market, organizations need to mitigate these mistakes and improve how they go about finding supply chain talent.  This means doing [...]

2022-05-05T13:49:05-04:00May 5, 2022|Hiring & Recruiting|

8 Hiring Mistakes Supply Chain Companies Make (Part 1)

You're not getting the candidates you need because you're committing too many hiring mistakes. Recruiting and hiring within the Supply Chain discipline is difficult.  With the ongoing supply chain talent shortage and historically low unemployment driving up the need for supply chains to have the top players, locating top talent in a candidate-driven market can [...]

2022-05-04T16:22:33-04:00May 3, 2022|Hiring & Recruiting|

Supply Chain Disruptions Ripple from War in Ukraine

As the 2nd quarter of 2022 approaches, the world continues to confront massive supply chain disruptions. Oddly, 2022 showed some promise of calm and stability in world markets. The latest Covid surge was slowing, allowing for production and manufacturing to return to normal in southeast Asia. American ports were finding relief in their previously [...]

2022-04-14T08:44:32-04:00April 12, 2022|Hiring & Recruiting, Uncategorized|
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