The complexity of modern supply chains and the advancement of technology in the field have led organizations to place greater importance on the need for supply chain employees to possess STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) skills. However, these skills are not widely available or fully developed among supply chain professionals. Some organizations are tackling this problem by creating development programs for new professionals. However, lasting solutions provide development of STEM skills among both new and more tenured employees.
This article originally appeared in the March/April 2016 issue of Supply Chain Management Review.