I was recently asked to speak at another regional ISM event (click here to download the presentation Market Perspective: What Keeps Chief Supply Chain Officers Up at Night?) and having done a significant number of these over the years, I put together a presentation that I thought would work. Until I realized that this was a rather unique audience and had to switch gears a week before the event.
This was a gathering of various Presidents of the ISM and NAPM regional chapters and they were gathered together in that capacity. They were trying to figure out how to become more relevant for their regional markets and their customer was the entire Procurement, Sourcing and Supply Chain community of that region. I decided to give them a perspective of their market based on a lot of the research that we have done and provided them with the proverbial Top Ten list (in no particular order).
I have included the list below and now it is your chance to test and challenge what I provided them and help us rank the list. Please mark your top three organizational challenges. Or if you think an item should not be included, then go ahead and add your inputs in our comments section.