Talent In the Supply Chain with Cindy Urbaytis

By July 25, 2013

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Hear talent insights from Cindy Urbaytis, VP, Managing Director of the Institute for Supply Management in this Supply Chain Insights Podcast. Lora Cecere, Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights interviews Cindy as they discuss the current state of the global talent pool and next steps to tackle the issue.

In this podcast you will hear Lora Cecere, Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights interview Cindy Urbaytis, VP, Managing Director of the Institute for Supply Management as they discuss insights on the current state supply chain talent.  Cindy mentions that although we may initially assume that companies have tightened their belts with hiring freeze, the problem lies in finding professionals with the right skill sets. Cindy and Lora discuss not only challenges faced here in the US, but also in other countries where unemployment may be up to 30% but do not possess the skill set in order to get hired. Lastly hear about latest research from both Supply Chain Insights and ISM in this area and what we are learning to tackle this global problem.

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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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