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The data collected from 249 manufacturing and services firms, including subgroups that responded to both the 1995 and 2003 studies, provide insights about the changes occurring within the supply function at large companies. Research questions in the study focus on organizational structure, reporting line, acquisition categories and supply chain responsibilities, staffing levels, supply objectives, involvement in major corporate activities, team usage, CPO title and background, environmental issues, social issues, risk management, and future innovations. Comparisons are made in each of these areas on the basis of industry sector (manufacturing and services) and firm size.
The complimentary focus study, Supply's Organizational Roles and Responsibilities, is available on the CAPS Research public website. First-time visitors will be prompted to register to access the study.
Source: CAPS Research
Keywords: supply chain management, supply chain jobs, logistics & supply chain, optimizing supply organizations
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