Keys to Unlock the Potential of Pandemic-Driven Supply Chain Disruptions

Rick Blasgen is the president and chief executive officer of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, more commonly known as CSCMP. He spent his time monitoring the incoming trends so the CSCMP can prepare for the future.

In the all-consuming pandemic, he realizes that there are still a few overarching trends that are changing what is required of companies and supply chains such as talent, technology, and automation. These trends do not only lead to sustained operational changes but also impact each other at the same time.

In this conversation, Rick shows some information about supply chains from their experience such as:

  • The way professional habits, steep growth in e-commerce as well as changes in consumer have impacted on supply chains.
  • The reason supply chain professionals and leaders shouldn’t underestimate the importance of interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate
  • How does the supply chain team plan to make the most of the annual event, even the forced switch from in-person to virtual sessions?


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Rick Blasgen

President and CEO of CSCMP

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