Worldly Supply-Chain Execs Wanted

Broad experience in demand rather than silo specialties.

Global supply chains require worldly managers who not only excel at outsourcing and other cost-cutting measures but have a broad enough base of experience to aid the company’s growth as economies recover, according to Jim Davis, a managing director at Russell Reynolds who conducts searches for top executives in industrial manufacturing and distribution industries and co-heads the recruiting firm’s supply chain practice.  

“On the recruitment side, demand is pretty heavy” for executives to head integrated supply chains, Davis says, noting that a cadre of senior executives is approaching retirement and companies are finding “inadequate replacements.”

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