Policy (Business & Government)

A broad category–on company/institute policies, both formal (written) and informal (implicit)

2011 Supply Chain Risk Survey Results: Part One

We report the findings of our survey, answering questions such as the level of investments being made in resilience, the scope of responsibility for supply chain organizations, and assessment of how well we are doing at actually managing risk.

Building a High-Performance Organization – Part Three

What do individual contributors want from their employers in 2011? Good educational programs, opportunities for advancement, more frequent and meaningful communication by management, and an innovative work environment. These are often overlooked by managers and executives and represent key opportunities for retaining top talent.

Building a High-Performance Organization – Part Two

Survey respondents told us that better communications and education are some of the ways they expect to deal with their top personnel concerns. We also look at what they said about their 2011 budgets. The findings are encouraging, but with caveats.

2011 Supply Chain Education Survey Findings Part Two

We explore what people feel are the priority needs for supply chain education. Supply chain strategy and leadership topped the list, with an emphasis on cross-functional talents. That was followed closely by the need for Supply Chain Risk Management, Demand Management, and Supply Chain Fundamentals education.

2011 Supply Chain Education Survey Findings Part One

ChainLink Research conducted a survey on the current state of supply chain education and needs for 2011. Our research showed the need for less theoretical, more practical education, and other significant findings as well.

The State of Supply Chain Education: Less Theory, More Practice Needed

ChainLink Research recently conducted a survey on the state of supply chain education and needs for 2011. People feel lukewarm about how well we are doing in supply chain education. Are existing supply chain education programs covering the right subjects and with good content? Sort of. Do they have great instructors? Not really. And are courses convenient to attend and reasonably priced? No!

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