Paul Bohr, Chief Transformation Architect
Emerging Expectations for Executives
Today's supply chain executive is challenged to deliver effective leadership in an environment of increasing competition, reduced product life cycles, greater risks, hightened customer expectations, and expanding complexity.
In addition to the basic expectation of competently managing daily transactions of the supply chain to deliver customer commitments, today's supply chain executive is expected to proactively position the enterprise to succeed in a marketplace or mission with accelerating change.
These emerging expectations of a successful supply chain executive have grown to include leadership competencies in a number of critical areas:
· Supply Chain Transformation
· Strategic Results
· Capabilities Development
· Collaborative Event Facilitation
· Cross-Functional Integration
· Governance of End-To- End Performance
· Enterprise Intelligence
· Accelerated Change Management
· Leveraging Best Practices
· High Performance Culture
· Customer/Supplier Collaboration
· Integrated Action Plan
Each competency has strengths that a Supply Chain Executive can leverage individually or in concert with other competencies to deliver significant and sustained performance improvement.
Future Supply Chain Leaders must understand and effectively apply these critical competencies in the most complex of enterprises, the end-to-end supply chain.