Gartner Research

Lack of Clear and Attractive Career Paths Puts Supply Chain Organizations at Risk

Published: 05 June 2014

ID: G00262493

Analyst(s): Dana Stiffler , Ken Chadwick


Traditional career ladders are outdated in a digitalized world where supply chain opportunities are plentiful. Modernization of career path architectures will help supply chain leaders attract top talent, retain existing staff and develop a more cross-functional supply chain organization.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Supply chain leaders' failure to create career opportunities will drive an increasing number of supply chain professionals to seek employment with competitors
  • Limited, linear and obsolete supply chain career paths prevent supply chain leaders from attracting good candidates, let alone the best
  • High attrition and lack of employee engagement increase replacement costs and slow momentum for supply chain leaders

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