Today’s supply chain leaders need a blend of “soft” and “hard” skills

February 19, 20151 minute read

AWESOME’s Executive Director Nancy Nix served as moderator of a discussion on “The Need for Supply Chain Talent – Challenges and Opportunities for Women Leaders,” sponsored by CSCMP Chicago and powered by AWESOME.

Skills identified by Dr Nix as being critical for supply chain leaders include:

  • Strategic perspective
  • Agility and flexibility
  • A global perspective
  • Communication skills
  • Sustainability and social responsibility
  • Product and service innovation
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to work effectively across diverse teams and organizations
  • Other AWESOME leaders serving on the panel were Francesca DeBiase, VP Worldwide Supply Chain, Strategic Sourcing and Sustainability, McDonald’s Corporation; Ann Drake, CEO DSC Logistics and founder of AWESOME; Meghan Murray, Principal, PricewaterhouseCoopers; and Rebecca Wlazlo, Director, Supply Chain Integration; Ulta Beauty.