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2017 CEO Survey: What CEOs' Emphasis on Growth and Digital Business Means for Chief Supply Chain Officers

Published: 29 June 2017

ID: G00320436

Analyst(s): Dana Stiffler , Michael Dominy


Growth, new products and technology are priorities in supply-chain-intensive industries feeling the heat of digital disruption. CSCOs can use results from the 2017 CEO Survey to stress the importance of growth to the supply chain organization and better align with CEOs' digital business strategies.

Table Of Contents

Survey Objective

Data Insights

  • Growth and New Products Spiked as Top Priorities for CEOs in Supply-Chain-Intensive Industries Compared With 2016
    • CSCO Action
  • CEOs and Executives in These Industries Are Increasingly Likely to Characterize Themselves as "Pioneers" and "Fast Followers" Rather Than "Mainstream"
    • CSCO Action
  • Many CEOs Have a Lagging View on What "Digital Business" Means, but Grasp That IoT and AI Will Have Major Impacts
    • CSCO Action
  • Methodology
  • Appendix

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