To better understand the career evolution of the supply chain professional, Supply Chain Management Review surveyed 185 top executives to learn more about their backgrounds, the skill sets required both today and in the future, and the pursuits that are most useful in propelling individuals on to a successful career in supply chain management.
As initial background on survey participants, the great majority of respondents to our survey are supply chain practitioners (84%) and male (91%). Their average age is 52. The highest percentage of respondents reside in the Midwest (38%). Yet many other areas are also well-represented with many living and working in New England (10%), the Mid-Atlantic (14%), Southeast (18%) and West (10%) regions. Most senior supply chain practitioners work in a high-ranking supply chain, corporate management or procurement capacity.