Login



For PLUS+ subscription assistance, contact customer service.

Not a PLUS+ Subscriber?

Become a PLUS+ Subscriber today and you'll get access to all Supply Chain Management Review premium content including:

  • Full Web Access
  • 7 Magazine Issues per Year
  • Companion Digital Editions
  • Digital Edition Archives
  • Bonus Email Newsletters

Subscribe Today!

Premium access to exclusive online content, companion digital editions, magazine issues and email newsletters.

Subscribe Now.


Become a PLUS+ subscriber and you'll get access to all Supply Chain Management Review premium content including:

  • Full Web Access. All feature articles, bonus reports and industry research through scmr.com.

  • 7 Magazine Issues per year of Supply Chain Management Review magazine.

  • Companion Digital Editions. Searchable replicas of each magazine issue. Read them in any web browser. Delivered by email faster than printed issues.

  • Digital Editions Archives. Every article, every chart and every table as it appeared in the magazine for all archive issues back to 2009.

  • Bonus email newsletters. Add convenient weekly and monthly email newsletters to your subscription to keep your finger on the pulse of the industry.

PLUS+ subscriptions start as low as $109/year*. Begin yours now.
That's less than $0.36 per day for access to information that you can use year-round to better manage your entire global supply chain.

For assistance with your PLUS+ subscription, contact customer service.

* Prices higher for subscriptions outside the USA.

You have been logged out of PLUS+


For PLUS+ subscription assistance, contact customer service.

Need to access our premium PLUS+ Content?
Upgrade your subscription now.


Our records show that you are currently receiving a free subscription to Supply Chain Management Review magazine, or your subscription has expired. To access our premium content, you need to upgrade your subscription to our PLUS+ status.

To upgrade your subscription account, please contact customer service at:

Email: [email protected] Phone: 1-800-598-6067 (1-508-663-1500 x294 outside USA)

Become a PLUS+ subscriber and you'll get access to all Supply Chain Management Review premium content including:

  • Full Web Access. All feature articles, bonus reports and industry research through scmr.com.

  • 7 Magazine Issues per year of Supply Chain Management Review magazine.

  • Companion Digital Editions. Searchable replicas of each magazine issue. Read them in any web browser. Delivered by email faster than printed issues.

  • Digital Editions Archives. Every article, every chart and every table as it appeared in the magazine for all archive issues back to 2010.

  • Bonus email newsletters. Add convenient weekly and monthly email newsletters to your subscription to keep your finger on the pulse of the industry.

PLUS+ subscriptions start as low as $129/year*. Start yours now.
That's less than $0.36 per day for access to information that you can use year-round to better manage your entire global supply chain.

This content is available for PLUS+ subscribers.


Already a PLUS+ subscriber?


To begin or upgrade your subscription, Become a PLUS+ subscriber now.

For assistance with your PLUS+ subscription, contact customer service.

Sorry, but your login to PLUS+ has failed.


Please recheck your login information and resubmit below.



For PLUS+ subscription assistance, contact customer service.

Making the Shift

Is your company prepared for a supply chain talent crisis?

By ·

Study after study has shown that for every new supply chain manager entering the workforce, two (or more) are retiring. Although supply chain programs are proliferating, today’s universities simply aren’t producing enough high-quality supply chain managers to fill the need. This story line, however, is incomplete. The talent crisis isn’t just about demographics. The crisis is more about mindsets and skills sets—and our inability to develop the talent to thrive in tomorrow’s global decision-making environment.

Amazingly, the “skill set” dimension of the talent crisis is not new. Over a decade ago, authors Edward W. Davis and Robert E. Spekman warned: “It is essential that we recognize that most managers do not currently possess the skills or mindset needed to operate in an extended enterprise environment.”

What skills were they referring to? Answer: Few managers— including supply chain managers—possessed the willingness to get “out of the box” and the ability to think and act collaboratively. They struggled to deal with ambiguity and change. They failed to appreciate the big picture—especially how their decisions impact value creation across the company and up and down the supply chain. Sadly, we’ve made little progress over the past decade in producing managers who possess these skills that are so critical to value co-creation.

This complete article is available to subscribers only.
Click on Log In Now at the top of this article for full access.
Or, Start your PLUS+ subscription for instant access.

 

By ·
Download Article PDF

Study after study has shown that for every new supply chain manager entering the workforce, two (or more) are retiring. Although supply chain programs are proliferating, today’s universities simply aren’t producing enough high-quality supply chain managers to fill the need. This story line, however, is incomplete. The talent crisis isn’t just about demographics. The crisis is more about mindsets and skills sets—and our inability to develop the talent to thrive in tomorrow’s global decision-making environment.

Amazingly, the “skill set” dimension of the talent crisis is not new. Over a decade ago, authors Edward W. Davis and Robert E. Spekman warned: “It is essential that we recognize that most managers do not currently possess the skills or mindset needed to operate in an extended enterprise environment.”

What skills were they referring to? Answer: Few managers— including supply chain managers—possessed the willingness to get “out of the box” and the ability to think and act collaboratively. They struggled to deal with ambiguity and change. They failed to appreciate the big picture—especially how their decisions impact value creation across the company and up and down the supply chain. Sadly, we’ve made little progress over the past decade in producing managers who possess these skills that are so critical to value co-creation.

SUBSCRIBERS: Click here to download PDF of the full article.

 


Subscribe to Supply Chain Management Review Magazine!

Subscribe today. Don't Miss Out!
Get in-depth coverage from industry experts with proven techniques for cutting supply chain costs and case studies in supply chain best practices.
Start Your Subscription Today!

Article Topics

July 2016 · Talent · Talent Shortage · All Topics
Latest Whitepaper
Best Practices for Seamless Integrated Transportation Management
Few companies are putting transportation management best practices to work in their supply chain operations. However, when executed correctly, a transportation management solution is an effective way to improve cost efficiency and serve evolving customer needs.
Download Today!
Subscribe to Our Email Newsletter
Sign up today to receive our FREE, weekly email newsletter!


Latest Webcast
New Attitudes for S&OP / IBP to Keep Pace with Evolving Markets
Have you ever wondered why so many companies struggle to implement an effective S&OP strategy? In this webinar we'll examine why it's time to view S&OP as an evolutionary process that is flexible, adaptable and forward thinking
Register Today!
EDITORS' PICKS
The Hackett Group Says Typical Procurement Organizations Need “Digital Transformation”
The potential cost take-out opportunity through digital transformation of the procurement function...
NAFTA Renegotiation and its Supply Chain Implications Explored
The first round of the negotiations among the United States, Canada and Mexico will take place in...

Resilinc Awarded Patent for supply Chain Risk Analytics and Vulnerability Maps
US Patent Number 9721294 protects the company’s unique supply chain risk analytics
Creating Holistic Supply Chain Sustainability: Not a Choice, a Given
When Oracle OpenWorld’s annual conference convenes in San Francisco this October, you can bet that...