Hummons and the rest of the Committee hoped that the discussion would encourage attendees to view the talent gap as an opportunity. They believe they succeeded; adaptability and ongoing education were themes of the night.
There’s a gap in the procurement and only the most successful emerging leaders will take those extra steps to close it. Supply chain talent is in high demand but according to Fronetics, 51 % of companies within the SCM industry are seeing an increase in turnover of supply chain leaders. This is potentially a great opportunity for young leaders to rise to the cause and build next-generation Procurement teams. Where can businesses find these young leaders? The nation's top SCM programs could be the perfect place to start.
The group will continue to inspire emerging SCM professionals with future networking and thought leadership events. Check the Strategic Sourceror for updates.