Gartner: Talent is critical for your future supply chain

Only 27% of leaders believe they currently have the talent needed to meet current supply chain performance requirements, according to a report from analysts Gartner.

A new research paper from Gartner is targeted at Chief Supply Chain Officers (CSCOs) and focuses on the talent-related challenges and opportunities they will need to shape the supply chain professional of 2025.

“CSCOs report that their talent strategy is not in alignment with their digital business strategy; attraction, retention and development of skilled talent are top obstacles to achieving digital business goals,” said Dana Stiffler, VP Analyst, Gartner.

According to a survey by Gartner a shortage of supply chain talent with the right combination of knowledge, skills, experience and behavioural maturity was the top external force (29%) having the greatest impact on the supply chain.