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, organisations 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 Centre 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 organisation - the structure, roles and responsibilities - to seize opportunities. As importantly, we help organisations select and hire the supply chain leaders needed to execute their strategy – strategic thinkers, collaborators and planners who optimise complex networks and maximise global capabilities. And we show them the best way to compensate, develop and motivate their people, building strong organisational cultures of success and top-to-bottom supply chain talent frameworks designed to directly impact bottom-line success.