Supply Chain Talent is the Price of Admission for the Next Decade

How long can your company survive the competition? What are the factors that can lead your company towards success and a room for the future? Before you start listing down the business processes, technologies and partnerships you have in mind, Linda Topping, vice president and chief procurement officer with consumer packaged goods manufacturer Colgate-Palmolive Co. said that: “Supply chain talent is the price of admission for the next decade.”

Though, business process and contracts help for the development and establishment of the company, a well-rounded, trained and futuristic leader should be molded as early as now to ensure that the company will keep moving forward in the future.

Toppings also emphasized that today’s leaders need to change their company culture so that it will entice the next generation of leaders, and convince them to stay.


Transformation is the key

If your company is still on the path of supply chain excellence, Dwight Klappich, a Gartner analyst emphasized that companies should focus on relocating their investments from simply running the business to growing and transforming the business.

This would only mean that one should improve the supply chain visibility of companies and one way to do this is invest on training programs. Empowering the transformation of your company by providing trainings to your procurement employees is the key to a successful and fast growing business.

One of the trainings that you can give to your procurement officer is training on the Foundations of Supply Management. One of the companies that provide such training is Jack Quinn Solutions, LLC

Jack Quinn Solutions, LLC conducts several 3-day CPSM Certification Boot Camp training programs. This is a great opportunity for you to learn the fundamentals in supply chain.

The secret to become a successful supply chain professional is to forget the idea that you know everything when it comes to supply chain. You can only beat sales professionals through trainings and sound discussions with other enthusiastic supply or procurement professionals. Remember that triumphant supply chain professionals succeed through their intensive training and experience. Thus, if you are still new in the business it is time for you to invest on certifications


About Dr. Randall Mauldin, USMC(ret), CPSM, PMP

Dr. Mauldin has been creating supply chains, managing procurement, and facilitating logistics to create extraordinary value through cost savings and continuous improvement for over 20 years.

From his 20 years experience in the United States Marine Corps managing all aspects of the supply chain, from procurement to logistics to customer service, Dr. Mauldin understands the value of supply chain management as a strategic part of business operations and how well you spend your money will determine your success or failure.

Jack Quinn Solutions, LLC focuses on helping procurement professionals achieve the highest standard in the purchasing career field. Supply chain management is a strategic part of business operations and our training courses develop Supply Leaders who understand all aspects of supply chain management and possess the leadership skills required to implement strategic solutions with military precision and a “failure is not an option” attitude.

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