No Leadership Complacency Allowed: Leveraging Diversity in the Supply Chain

Companies are revitalizing their supply chains to include diversity and address competitiveness. They depend on their leaders to perform, but how do managers know they are getting top performance from a diverse supply chain? Supply chains get stale, and it is because leadership gets stale first. — By Cecil Perang

Supply chain leaders can get comfortable. They begin assuming that offering a diverse supplier registration portal and requiring diverse supplier participation in all RFPs is good enough, meaning supply chain leadership is not working to maximize the full value of diversity. It just "happens." The difference between mediocre leadership and leadership that develops and manages an innovative, diverse and thriving supply chain is the latter manager unceasingly and proactively leverages diversity.

Diversity can be a key driver of successful supply chain performance, but the reality is that diversity in the supply chain often remains a "pl...

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