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Video: CSCO Aspiration — Elevating Supply Chains by Aligning Strategy and Financials

Published: 16 May 2019

ID: G00407401

Analyst(s): Michael Uskert , Jennifer Loveland , Ivy Joseph


Over the last decade, CSCOs have successfully joined the boardroom table. Approximately two-thirds of CEOs now view supply chain as strategic to the company and a quarter of CSCOs influence corporate strategy. In this webinar, Prof. Dr. Bram Desmet proposes the role CSCOs should play in strategic planning (choosing a competitive advantage) and maximizing shareholder value (optimizing return on capital employed). By moderating strategic and operational trade-off decisions to balance growth, efficiency and increasing complexity across the company, the CSCO is best positioned to directly impact the "bang for the buck" provided by a company to investors.

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