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July/August 2015

July/August 2015

When it comes to career development, supply chain managers have to execute a bit of jiu jitsu. They’re charged with nding and developing the next generation of talent while simultaneously advancing their own careers in a eld that is often overlooked by senior management. The biggest challenge of all is getting their agenda in front of the Board at a time when supply chain operations are more critical than ever to an organization’s success, but still largely invisible compared to sales, marketing, and product development. Remember: It’s your career—and your supply chain. We hope this month’s issue will help you make the most of both.
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July/August 2015

July/August 2015

When it comes to career development, supply chain managers have to execute a bit of jiu jitsu. They’re charged with nding and developing the next generation of talent while simultaneously advancing their own careers in a eld that is often overlooked by senior management. The biggest challenge of all is getting their agenda in front of the Board at a time when supply chain operations are more critical than ever to an organization’s success, but still largely invisible compared to sales, marketing, and product development. Remember: It’s your career—and your supply chain. We hope this month’s issue will help you make the most of both.

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Supply Chain Talent Squeeze: How Businesses and Universities are Collaborating to Fill the Gap
The talent squeeze is real. The number of jobs is expected to grow by more than 20 percent by 2022 while Baby Boomer retirement continues to deplete the ranks of experienced supply chain professionals. Some observers believe the demand for supply chain professionals might now exceed supply by a six-to-one ratio. But the picture is brighter than it might appear. One ray of hope: The efforts of business and academic leaders to attract and develop potential supply chain leaders.

July/August 2015 Features

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Cisco’s warehouse of the future
Cisco says the warehouse of the future will focus on automation and integration across the supply chain. That doesn’t necessarily mean...

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Competitive Supply Chains: Excellence
This column is the first of a three-part series on competitive supply chains.

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Connecting the Dots Between Education and Innovation
It takes more than original thinking to be innovative.

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Concentration of Supply Chain Talent Makes Small U.S. Cities More Attractive
Shrinking labor cost gap, lower turnover rates, and proximity to customers and headquarters are among the factors driving companies to consider “second...

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Supply Chain Talent Squeeze: How Businesses and Universities are Collaborating to Fill the Gap
The talent squeeze is real. The number of jobs is expected to grow by more than 20 percent by 2022 while Baby Boomer retirement...

20
Supply Chain Talent: A Practical Approach to Hardening Soft Skills
If businesses are to resolve their supply chain talent shortages, the supply chain profession has an obligation and an opportunity to develop...

28
Navigating Your Way to the Top: Climbing the Mountain
In most professions, career success is a straight shot to the top of the ladder. For the supply chain professional, advancing in...

36
Time to Get Supply Chain Management to the Board
Supply chain leaders frequently deal with an executive team that lacks both knowledge and interest in supply chain management. Yet, the supply...

44
7 Steps to Link Quality Improvement to Your Supply Chain
Supply chain quality doesn’t happen by accident. It is an ongoing process that requires a comprehensive plan that is intertwined with...

52
Mastering Disruptive Change in Manufacturing
Optimization and synchronization from end-to-end among value chain partners may one day make a zero-inventory value chain a reality.

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Using Dynamic Leadership to Prepare for the Future
APQC’s research indicates a dynamic leadership style can help close leadership skills gaps among employees.

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