Analyst Insight: APQC's research indicates that organizations need to prepare for the future in terms of supply chain talent. New supply chain hires are often only somewhat prepared for the jobs they will be doing, and although most organizations recognize the need for talent management programs directed at supply chain staff, many have not created such programs. What does this mean for organizations that have large numbers of employees on the brink of retirement? - Andrea Stroud, Research Program Manager, APQC
Analyst Insight: The consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry is in the midst of a supply chain talent shortage across all functions, but particularly in planning roles. CPG companies have had to adapt many strategies to maintain an adequate level of supply chain talent in their organizations. Today, it is more important than ever for these companies to place a premium on retaining and finding supply chain talent. - Bruce Tompkins, Executive Director, Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium
Success in marketing to U.S. millennials"”the generation of people now 18 to 34 years old"”will be critical to companies across product and service categories. One reason, of course, is that millennials represent the consumer market of the future.