“A supply chain is not an abstract network driven by processes and machines, but a real network driven by people. Good supply chains run on good people. Supply Chain Success will be impossible without the right talent, which is becoming rarer every day thanks to the global talent war. Any organization that does not have a good process in place to identify necessary skills, evaluates organizational gaps, and identifies, recruit, develop, and maintain talent is doomed to become a second class citizen in the emerging international market.”
from Succeeding in a Dynamic World: Supply Management in the Decade Ahead, a joint report by ISM, CAPS and A.T. Kearney (May 2007)
The above summary is from the opening page of my 25 page white paper titled Talent Attraction and Retention in a Global Economy.
Based on Part 5 of the just completed 7-Part Dangerous Supply Chain Myths Series, the paper’s findings are telling in that it highlights the disconnect between intentions and actions in that while executives and those in an organization’s management hierarchy readily admit the importance of employees and in particular purchasing professionals to bottom line success, many actually create and introduce policies that undermine that very recognition.
The real question that this paper seeks to answer is not if it happens so much as why it happens and what has to be done to reverse these self-destructive organizational trends.
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