Gartner Research

The Supply Chain Profession Arrives: A Report Card

Published: 07 October 2015

ID: G00291764

Analyst(s): John Johnson , Ken Chadwick, Dana Stiffler


The supply chain profession has come a long way, exemplified by supply chain's strategic reputation and the aggressive expansion of university curricula and professional organizations. Career paths and salaries need further work, however, and may require CSCO interventions to make them competitive.

Table Of Contents


  • Broad Scope Is Fueling the Need for Supply Chain Pros
  • Supply Chain Is the New "It" University Program
  • Structured Supply Chain Career Paths Are Critical to Developing and Retaining Talent
  • Supply Chain Professional Organizations Have Expanded
  • Supply Chain Is Worth More

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