Gartner Research

Diversity's Role in Building the Supply Chain Talent Pool

Published: 06 April 2016

ID: G00303101

Analyst(s): John Johnson, Carol Rozwell, Jane Barrett , Debra Logan, Dana Stiffler

Summary

The perpetually changing business world requires more diverse perspectives for better decision making. Supply chain leaders can use this research to plan strategies for building diversity, inclusion and retention into their talent management strategies.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

  • Why Gartner Is Discussing Diversity in Supply Chain
  • Defining Diversity and Inclusion in the Supply Chain Workplace

Impacts and Recommendations

  • The opportunity for improved business performance via better decision making is prompting supply chain leaders to take a new look at diversity and inclusion
  • Supply chain leaders must embrace a wider talent pool to find the right employee for the job
  • Supply chain leaders must encourage thought diversity to deal with increasingly complex problems

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