Supply Chain Talent Development is a Work in Progress



Much attention has been given to the strategic importance of the supply chain management function within organizations. With the rise of supply chain's visibility as a discipline, many universities have established supply chain management degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level to better prepare individuals for positions in the field.

To gain more insight into talent development in the supply chain, APQC recently conducted a survey of supply chain professionals. The survey results indicate that the availability of supply chain degrees has not necessarily translated into organizations hiring a large number of professionals with degrees in the field, and that new supply chain hires are often only somewhat prepared for the jobs they will be doing.

This article originally appeared in the January/February 2014 issue of Supply Chain Management Review.

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