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2015 CEO Survey: Bimodal Balance Is Required for the Future of Supply Chain

Published: 04 June 2015

ID: G00275027

Analyst(s): Michael Dominy , Dana Stiffler


CEOs' charge toward growth has been tempered by a new focus on areas impacting a company's ability to grow profitably: operations and workforce optimization. The 2015 CEO-CSCO conversation has more natural common ground, including supply chain visibility, product analytics and digital business.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • With CEOs more concerned about operational excellence, the CSCO's primary role continues to be bimodal in nature: growth partner and operational caretaker
  • Rapidly shifting digital business models mean that CSCOs must keep a hand in the technology game to remain relevant
  • CEO concerns about workforce and cultural inertia should fuel CSCOs' business case for talent and supply chain investment
  • Survey Methodology

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