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Supply Chain Academy Blog
Talent development is a hot topic in supply chain management. A few weeks ago, Gartner released its second report on the issue: Talent and High-Performing Supply Chains. The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals has identified talent development as a high-priority research topic for 2011 and 2012 and will fund two to three university studies. And, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) sounded a warning bell in late 2010 with a related white paper: Are You Prepared for the Supply Chain Talent Crisis?
... the 21st century supply chain manager needs a stronger skill set that combines technical knowledge of supply chain processes with broad business skills, problem solving, diplomacy, and the ability to manage in ambiguous environments.