Attracting & Keeping Supply Chain Talent


One of the key challenges facing organizations today is the digital supply chain talent shortage of candidates. 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. And let’s face it, empty seats on your supply chain team negatively impact your performance.

This eBook, Attracting and Keeping Supply Chain Talent, contains highlights gleaned from industry experts who know a thing or two about finding and hiring good team members.

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, former ASCM Atlanta Chapter President

Topics and tidbits covered in the eBook include:

  • How to make your company more attractive to the best supply chain talent
  • How to approach the career expectations of Millennials and post-Millennials
  • The impact of digital transformation on supply chain career paths

It also provides different perspectives on the question:  what factors have had the greatest impact on the digital supply chain talent shortage at different organizations, including the requirement for both business and analytical skills, the general lack of availability of qualified resources; the negative perception of supply chain as a profession; and the differing career expectations of the Millennial and non-Millennial generations

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