The role of the procurement professional in the supply chain is changing. What used to be a discipline focused exclusively on cost savings has become an integral and strategic part of the larger organization.
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Analyst Insight: Lehigh University developed the first MBA in supply-chain risk management (SCRM) in 2010. The concept has since grown to a global level. The SCRM Consortium now includes 26 companies and about 1,200 SCRM professionals around the globe. Along with similar efforts by other organizations, it continues to assist companies in identifying, assessing, mitigating and managing supply-chain risk.
Analyst Insight: In a business environment driven by high customer expectations for speed and quality, increasing volatility and risk, and market interconnectedness, best-in-class procurement is a significant competitive differentiator. Yet organizations are struggling to find skilled procurement professionals, especially for positions at the manager level and above. Universities and certification programs are working to close the talent gap, but organizations need to revamp their in-house development programs now to secure the next generation of procurement professionals.
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 12:00 to Wednesday, March 4, 2020 12:00
One of the key challenges facing organizations today is the shortage of candidates for supply chain and retail planning roles. Today, the ideal employee has both tactical/operational expertise and professional competencies such as leadership and analytical skills. Current statistics show there is currently one highly qualified supply chain candidate for every six job openings. The demand for talent with these highly sought after skills is high and growing fast.
Attend this webcast and gain insight from your peers on how to attract and keep supply chain talent, including:
Strategies to make your company more attractive to the best talent
How to approach the career expectations of Millennials and post-Millennials
The impact of digital transformation on supply chain career paths
Karen Smith, Vice President, Global Supply Chain Operations, Kontoor Brands Sean Willems, PhD, Haslam Chair in Supply Chain Analytics, University of Tennessee Scott W. Luton, Founder, CEO & Host of Supply Chain Now Radio
Karin Bursa, Executive Vice President, Logility Bob Bowman, Editor-in-Chief, SupplyChainBrain