Gartner Research

Find and Engage Planning Talent From University Supply Chain Programs

Published: 21 October 2016

ID: G00316314

Analyst(s): Andrew Downard


Turnover in supply chain planning roles is significant and accelerating. Supply chain leaders must understand where to find fresh talent for their planning teams, and how to engage new planners once they are hired.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Sixty-two percent of planners are seeking new roles within the next year, forcing supply chain leaders to better engage and develop current staff or develop a pipeline of fresh talent
  • Only 41% of supply chain programs include planning in their curriculum at the undergraduate level, indicating a need for supply chain leaders to target their college recruiting efforts carefully
  • The drivers of engagement for planners vary with age, so supply chain leaders need to modify their approach to retain new planning talent

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