The fifth annual Gartner Women in Supply Chain Survey revealed that 17% of CSCOs in surveyed organizations are women, up from 9% in our first annual survey. This survey highlights consumer value chain progress and points out that women make up more than 50% of the professional workforce. Recommendations for CSCOs and supply chain leadership include:

  • Establishing integrated pipeline planning processes to ensure that women reach the top ranks
  • Defining clear, measurable goals and targets for supply chain roles to provide accountability
  • Prioritizing the right initiatives to improve representation rather than rely solely on employee resource groups (ERGs) and training