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3 Traps That Can Derail a New CSCO

Identify these avoidable traps to ensure a successful transition.

Expert: Sarah Watt

Chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) taking on new roles expect to succeed. They have climbed the rungs to leadership positions and been vetted, tested and proven over their careers. Yet, even high-achieving supply chain leaders can find that their previously successful capabilities, strategies and tactics cannot be perfectly retrofitted to their new roles. If new CSCOs are unprepared or unable to adapt to their new environment, they may be faced with a “derailment.” Failure may force CSCOs into “survival” roles or a career plateau, where they cannot make the most of their talents. This research helps CSCOs identify these traps, ensuring business results and their careers are safely on track.

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