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Talent Strategy Is Crucial to Achieve Demand-Planning Excellence

Published: 17 November 2015

ID: G00293490

Analyst(s): Dana Stiffler , John Johnson , Amber Salley


The head of supply chain planning must constantly modernize demand-planning talent to support the evolving needs of the supply chain. This research helps supply chain planning leaders develop forward-thinking talent management strategies to support ever-increasing complexity and volatility.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Develop T-Shaped Skills in Planners to Support Advanced Demand-Planning Processes
  • Clarify Planning Roles
  • Offer Career Potential to Planning Staff
  • Invest in Supply Chain Certification Programs to Support Development of Supply Chain Knowledge
  • Establish Clear Metrics to Drive Appropriate Behavior

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