Carly, a supply chain analytics leader, is about to start a new job at a large U.S.-based manufacturing company. She will be responsible for her new company’s supply chain analytics strategy, and there are high expectations around the power of analytics to support supply chain digitalization. The first 100 days on the job are crucial to ensuring continuous success.
“ Proper preparation, assessment, planning, acting, measuring and above all, communicating, can greatly enhance your chances of success”
Noha Tohamy, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner, explains that this all-too-brief transition period should be spent making connections, formulating a course of action and communicating a personal management style. “Proper preparation, assessment, planning, acting, measuring and above all, communicating, can greatly enhance your chances of success,” she says
Gartner breaks down the supply chain analytics leader’s objectives into a 100-day roadmap encompassing six phases, with the communication phase relevant throughout every step.
Actions for the Prepare phase begin before the start of your role. They are critical to understanding the overall business priorities and the supply chain strategy and vision.
“Learn about the company and its industry,” says Tohamy. “Meet with your manager to set expectations for you and your team. Define what supply chain analytics means to your organization. Get to know the key players, both internal and external. Compile examples of supply chain analytics success stories to engage and inspire your new colleagues.”