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Wednesday, July 01, 2015
If businesses are to resolve their supply chain talent shortages, the supply chain profession has an obligation and an opportunity to develop its members in ways that go well beyond technical proficiency. Specifically, supply chain leaders must find ways to build soft skills in their current employees—skills such as clear communication and emotional intelligence that will help improve job performance and deepen employee engagement. Here are five soft skills that matter.
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.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Researchers say that even if companies are using offshore centers, the U.S. is an essential part of almost any service delivery network for American companies
Monday, April 13, 2015
The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL) invites readers to participate in a short survey regarding Supply Chain Visibility in their organizations.
Monday, April 06, 2015
Supply chain management (SCM) researchers at Software Advice have have recently published a report ranking the top 15 undergraduate and graduate SCM programs in the United States based on their technology offerings.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
UT’s Haslam College of Business will host the second annual Deloitte Supply Chain Challenge, an event testing the business skills of MBA students, Feb. 19-20.
Sunday, February 08, 2015
Is your organization suffering from supply chain knowledge and skillset gaps? Here are five strategies to get back on track.
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Monday, February 02, 2015
A new way to deliver freight in congested cities, a revolutionary energy storage system, and a method for driving innovation by harnessing skunk work projects, are some of the developments that supply chain professionals will learn about at Crossroads 2015
Monday, November 17, 2014
The process for creating product sales samples can be something of an afterthought in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry. Yet improving this specialized supply chain can streamline new product introductions; a significant competitive advantage given the sheer number of product launches in the industry.
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014
MIT research shows that demand probabilities determined by historical demand patterns should be considered by companies with private fleets when deciding whether or not to accept orders under capacity constraints.