A recent article in CNNMoney.com asserts that there is a "scarce combination of hard and soft skills" necessary to succeed as a global supply chain manager today.
Tony Pittman, director of global procurement at Hewlett Packard, told the editorial staff at SupplyChainBrain, "From sourcing to delivery, the supply chain is now the most horizontal function in the enterprise. And any role that has such wide-ranging impact, from how money is spent to affecting the customer's experience, needs highly trained managers and workers." ["Skills for Supply Chain 2.0," 3 April 2012].
That's where the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics comes in.
Every January and June, MIT CTL delivers its late-breaking supply chain and logistics education and research to executives via Supply Chain Management: Driving Strategic Advantage. This intensive four-day course features a comprehensive array of management simulations and case studies, interactive lectures and discussion sessions, and presentations by distinguished lecturers. View a sample course
MIT CTL regularly partners with organizations to provide customized executive education experiences to individual enterprises and consortia. Custom courses give organizations the opportunity to direct intensive efforts at specific issues crucial to company goals, including business continuity strategy, scenario planning, and competitive alignment.