Supply Chain Excellence Begins With An Educated Workforce
To excel in today’s globally competitive market, employees in supply chain are required to understand not only their individual role, but also their role in the end-to-end process. Supply chain organization in most companies include people with varying levels of skills and experience from recent college graduates to experienced workers with more than 30 years in supply chain management. At every level, there are inevitably going to be people that are open to new ideas and others that are more reluctant to change. To advance a company to greater levels of supply chain maturity, everyone must be on the same page with cross-functional alignment.
Employee and organizational skill sets need to be assessed in order to uncover gaps that might jeopardize supply chain transformation and success. A foundational level of knowledge helps ensure that employees have the proper background and understanding so they are equipped to perform their roles effectively and make daily decisions that have an impact on things like inventory and service levels.