Archive for Leadership Development

Editor’s Pick: Why Supply Chain Talent Management Needs to Be a Top Priority

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. Today’s post is by Angie Freeman, Chief Human Resources Officer at C.H. Robinson, where she shares five reasons why supply chain […]

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Your Supply Chain Strategy is Your Business Plan (Unless It’s Not)

More than 14 years ago, when I was still a relatively new supply chain analyst, I attended the CSCMP Annual Conference, and I still remember these words delivered by Michael Eskew, former Chairman and CEO of UPS, in his keynote presentation: “We’re seeing a dynamic shift in the relationship between business plans and logistics, a […]

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Revisiting Some Great Advice for Supply Chain Young Professionals

Editor’s Note: Today’s post revisits some great advice offered by supply chain and logitics executives to students and young professionals in past episodes of Talking Logistics. We originially shared these brief video excerpts in 2013 and 2014, but we’ve compiled them here again in case you missed them the first time. We asked these executives the […]

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A Critical Goal for Supply Chain Executives: Developing a Workforce That Cares

In recent years, there’s been plenty of conversation about there being a talent shortage in supply chain management, which has prompted companies to focus more attention on their recruitment, training, and retention practices. But here’s a question many supply chain executives still struggle to answer: how do we get all of our employees to care […]

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At the Starting Line: New Year’s Resolutions for Supply Chain and Logistics Executives

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a fun and relaxing holiday. If you’re like me, today is about easing back into the work routine — like a runner stepping to the starting line and making sure his shoelaces are tied one last time before the race begins. What challenges and opportunities lie ahead? […]

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Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2016

Take a look at your budget for 2016, which is probably finalized by now. Does it contain a line item for supply chain talent and leadership development? Is the dollar amount allocated enough? Unfortunately, as I’ve written in the past, many companies still underinvest in talent and leadership development, and it’s among the first budget […]

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