Leaders in New Supply Chain World Need Different Strengths and Skills

March 22, 20141 minute read

The kind of leaders needed in this new supply chain world must possess and apply different strengths and skills. At every level of supply chain leadership, professionals need business and financial knowledge and skills as well as functional/operational expertise. They need to be adaptable thought leaders as well as competent executors. Also, as companies increasingly look toward an extended supply chain to help meet business goals, supply chain leaders must be able to see and work effectively across functions and through many types of relationships, including partnerships with suppliers as well as customers. According to Symposium participants, women bring important strengths to this developing concept of supply chain leadership.