Identifying, attracting & retaining high performing supply chain professionals is crucial to company's long term future as the following examples show:
- Wal-Mart,$1 billion sales in 1980 to $482 billion in 2016
- Seven-Eleven Japan, 1 billion Yen in sales in 1974 to 2.7 trillion Yen in 2016
- Webvan folded in 2 years
- Borders, $4 billion in 2004, declared bankrupt in 2010
- Dell, $56 billion in 2006, adopted new supply chain strategies
Is supply chain a discipline being ranked high enough in today's business world or playing a lower ranked role in comparison to other disciplines namely sales, marketing, finance etc ?