Capitalizing on these opportunities, Dr. Lee added, demands close alignment between supply chain activities and business objectives. “A value-creation view of supply chain management requires supply chain executives to work closely as an integrated part of the company’s top executive team. The supply chain function is not in the background in driving the company’s strategic performance; rather, it becomes part of the steering team in the executive suite.”A full copy of The Chief Supply Chain Officer Report 2012 can be downloaded at www.e2open.com/csco2012. Key Findings of the Survey Include:
- Digital and eCommerce: The steady growth of online shopping is increasing supply chain complexity at many levels and forcing those closest to the consumer to adapt.
- Social and environmental responsibility (SER): The trend towards SER initiatives seems unstoppable, and companies are becoming less tolerant of violations.
- Risk management: The vast majority of companies have been hit financially by disruptions recently, and executives are on high alert when it comes to their suppliers.
- Talent management: Supply chain leaders report increasing difficulty in the past year in finding, hiring and retaining skilled people – particularly in China.
About SCM WorldSCM World is the leading global community and think-tank for senior-level supply chain executives. More than 150 companies from across multiple industry sectors use SCM World’s program of end-user-led webinars, live events, and research reports to enhance supply chain learning and development. They include Nike, P&G, Unilever, Cisco, HP, Starbucks, Nestlé, GlaxoSmithKline, AT&T, Shell, DuPont, BASF, Philips, and Intel. For more information, visit www.scmworld.com. About E2open E2open (NASDAQ: EOPN) is a leading provider of cloud-based, on-demand software solutions enabling enterprises to procure, manufacture, sell, and distribute products more efficiently through collaborative execution across global trading networks. Brand owners use E2open solutions to gain visibility into and control over their trading networks through the real-time information, integrated business processes, and advanced analytics that E2open provides. E2open customers include Celestica, Cisco, Dell, Hitachi, IBM, L'Oréal, LSI, Motorola, Seagate, and Vodafone. E2open is headquartered in Foster City, California with operations worldwide. For more information, visit www.e2open.com. A full copy of The Chief Supply Chain Officer Report 2012 can be downloaded at www.e2open.com/csco2012. Online recording of The Chief Supply Chain Officer Report 2012 webinar can be accessed at www.e2open.com/csco2012webinar.