Procurement talent becoming a “scarce commodity?”

I’ve been on the road for weeks now, conducting dozens of procurement workshops all over the country for global companies. We can take that as another supporting indicator that businesses are coming out of the “batten down the hatches” mentality that often comes with a recession. To meet a growing demand — real or projected — for their products, manufacturers and others must have their supply chains reliable, but lean, and providing solid value.
But the demand for training also demonstrates how much companies lost as they “retired out” experienced procurement talent over the last two years. In a way, the slow recovery is buying some time for smart companies to rebuild their supply management skills through professional development.

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