Submitted by Constellation Research on Fri, 03/08/2013 - 1:31pm

Increased outsourcing and global competition mean that manufacturing and distribution organizations must establish supply chain excellence as a core competency. As a result, many companies are elevating the supply chain management function to the C-Suite, giving rise to the Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO). The CSCO must not only be well versed in the principles of supply chain management, but he/she must also be able to bring together the diverse interests of marketing, sales, operations, logistics, and procurement to maintain integrated plans for demand and supply that meet customer service objectives while optimizing resource utilization throughout the organization. Constellation’s knowledge of supply chain best practices and technologies enable clients to better formulate supply chain strategies, select the right SCM technologies, and implement them for success.