Supply Chain Talent – Jake Barr’s Perspective

By July 25, 2013

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Hear talent insights from Jake Barr, formerly of Procter and Gamble, now Principal and CEO of BlueWorld Supply Chain Consulting LLC on the current state of supply chain talent. Lora Cecere, Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights, interviews Jake as he describes the situation as “the Achille’s heel of most companies today.”

In this podcast you will hear Lora Cecere, Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights interview Jake Barr, formerly of Procter and Gamble, now Principal and CEO of BlueWorld Supply Chain Consulting LLC on the current state of supply chain talent. Dubbed by Jake the “Achille’s heel of most companies,” talent in the supply chain is a big problem and it is on track to get worse. Jake describes the efforts to tackle this issue at Procter and Gamble while he was there included retraining, encouraging every employee to consistently add to their skill base and hired from within.  He even states that if a company does not take similar steps it is like having a “giant going out of business sale.” Hear more of these great insights and sound bytes from Jake on this podcast.

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Author Lora cecere

Lora Cecere is the Founder of Supply Chain Insights. The research firm Supply Chain Insights is paving new directions in building thought-leading supply chain research. She is also the author of enterprise software blog “Supply Chain Shaman. The blog focuses on the use of enterprise applications to drive supply chain excellence. Her book, Bricks Matter, will be published in August 2012. As an enterprise strategist, Lora focuses on the changing face of enterprise technologies. Her research is designed for the early adopter seeking first mover advantage. Current research topics include the digital consumer, supply chain sensing, demand shaping and revenue management, market-driven value networks, accelerating innovation through open design networks, the evolution of predictive analytics, emerging business intelligence solutions, and technologies to improve safe and secure product delivery. She comes to the stage with over forty years of diverse supply chain experience. She has spent nine years as an industry analyst with Gartner Group, AMR Research, Altimeter Group and is now the founder of her own firm Supply Chain Insights. Prior to becoming a supply chain analyst she spent fifteen years as a leader in the building of supply chain software at Manugistics and Descartes Systems Group, and twenty years as a supply chain practitioner at Procter & Gamble, Kraft/General Foods, Clorox, and Dreyers Grand Ice Cream (now a division of Nestle).

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