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Navigating the First 100 Days as a Director or VP of Supply Chain Strategy

Published: 05 December 2012

ID: G00238495

Analyst(s): Ken Chadwick , Matthew Davis


Whether you're new to a role, new to supply chain or new to a company, the first 100 days are a critical period. We provide recommendations from 12 executives, who recently experienced this challenge as a director or vice president of supply chain strategy.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Navigating People Politics in the Supply Chain Organization
  • Assessing Organizational Capability
  • Understanding and Aligning Current Strategic Priorities
  • Developing a Communication Plan
  • Avoiding Land Mines
  • New to Supply Chain
  • New to a Company
  • A Final Note on Sequencing

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