Have you got the skills to be a supply chain director?

Have you got the skills to be a supply chain director? That’s the question posed by Professor Richard Wilding, when he opens the Logistics & Supply Chain conference later this month.
Wilding is professor & chair of supply chain strategy at Cranfield University School of Management, and is currently chairman of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport.Wilding will analyse the skills and knowledge employers look for in a supply chain director, looking at both the “Technical Supply Chain” Intelligence (IQ) and “Relational Supply Chain” Intelligence (EQ).
He will also look at education and training provision as well as the importance of continuous professional development.

U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness Rising, Says Deloitte Study

The United States is expected to be the most competitive manufacturing nation, moving China into the number two position by 2020, according to the 2016 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index report from Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (Deloitte Global) and the Council on Competitiveness (Council). The rankings also reveal a shift among the world’s traditional manufacturing powerhouses due to the Asia Pacific region’s rising influence and declining strength in European and BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China).