There are a number of risks in an increasingly global supply chain. But chief among them is the talent crisis.
It may be stating the obvious that the job skills required in today's supply-chain are far more complex than they were 10 or 25 years ago. Today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee -- one who understands finance, marketing, economics, even different languages. (See: Infographic: Skills Gap Felt Globally .)
(Indeed I think it's so important I convinced Ruth Glover to contribute her brilliant weekly insights in the Career Engineering blog, and she's sparked some amazing conversations already).
Where do you find that kind of talent? And if you're fortunate enough to find at least the makings of that kind of new supply-chain professional, how do you train those people? What are universities doing today to build the next-generation of supply chain professionals?
Join us Tuesday, April 30 at 8:00 a.m. PDT for our webinar "Averting the Supply-Chain Talent Crisis." I'll host what promises to be a lively 60-minute conversation involving Gerry Fay, chief global logistics and operational officer with Avnet, Ken Bradley, president of Lytica Inc., and Dr. Arnold Maltz, associate professor and supply chain expert with the W. P. Carey School at Arizona State University.
The insights that these gentlemen will provide should be definitely worth your time, and you'll have a chance to ask them your questions during the webinar next week. Click here to register, and we will see you on Tuesday, April 30.