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Supply Chain Pulse: No More Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Cards

Despite the headlines, the worst of the pandemic is over for supply chains. While some challenges still exist (e.g. selective shortages, price increases, and covid variants), look for high-performing companies to leave the excuses behind and start differentiating themselves through meaningful investment and innovation in supply chain management.

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Part 1: Getting Schooled in Supply Chain: Three Recommendations for Students

It’s good to see supply chain management getting more attention in higher education. Supply chains are both more complex and more important than ever before. We will see a major shift towards supply chain management as a core competency for senior executives at Fortune 1000 companies. Here are recommendations for students and new grads looking to get their careers off to the right start. In Part 2, I’ll be sharing recommendations for employers.

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Supply Chain Isn’t for the Faint of Heart

Supply chains are facing historic disruptions more than 18 months since the start of the pandemic. In reflection, we’ve seen three distinct waves of challenges, with the most recent being defined by inflation and labor shortages. Nevertheless, supply chain leaders are unrelenting, and they are optimistic about the future.

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Dear S&OP, you have not solved the problem

Dear S&OP,

First of all, “A for Effort”. No one can say you didn’t try. For that, we salute you. The industry hadn’t seen much change in a while, and you built quite a movement. 

But you have not solved the problem.

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