Supply chain is all about creating value, building and maintaining competitive advantage, and enabling growth. This requires a comprehensive, integrated approach and a varied skill set. Often, organizations struggle to identify and develop the best talent to lead these initiatives. Successful supply chain experts must possess cross-functional experience in product innovation; customer-facing functions; broader P&L responsibility; knowledge of current automation and systems technologies; multi-channel backgrounds; and a balance of vision, results orientation, and collaborative mindset.
Korn Ferry’s Supply Chain Center of Expertise focuses on helping companies attract, develop, and retain best-in-class supply chain officers and their direct reports. We help them design their organization - the structure, roles and responsibilities - to seize opportunities. As importantly, we help organizations select and hire the supply chain leaders needed to execute their strategy – strategic thinkers, collaborators, and planners who optimize complex networks and maximize global capabilities. And we show them the best way to compensate, develop, and motivate their people, building strong organizational cultures of success and top-to-bottom supply chain talent frameworks designed to directly impact bottom-line success.