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Supply Chain Planning Live: Speaker's Interview: Chief Procurement Officer’s 2022 Outlook

Read this Interview with Ron Crabtree, from MetaOps, Inc., one of our Speakers, for the Supply Chain Planning Live.

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BTOES Insights Question: Briefly describe your job role in your organization, and what your top priorities are right now?
 
Ron Answer:
 
We provide support for companies in thought leadership in Supply Chain and Operational Excellence. A top priority is assuring we can support our customers with interim talent to help solve the most difficult business challenges.
 
BTOES Insights Question: What do you expect to be the most critical initiatives you (or your clients) need to focus on over the next 12 months?

Ron Answer:

In the CPO Outlook 2022 presentation I'm making on 3/1/2022 we found in our survey of top-level supply management executives the key challenges facing organizations and what they see as the most important skills their teams need to succeed now in the foreseeable future.

Click Below To View Recorded On-Demand Session Video:

Ron Crabtree

BTOES Insights Question: What do you see as the biggest trends affecting your organization (or your clients) over the next 12 to 18 months?

Ron Answer:

Across almost ever industry sector we are seeing a strong correlation to these key challenges, listed in order of mention frequency in our survey work in January 2022. These include Cost / Price / Inflationary Issues that are not going away anytime soon. This was followed by Supply / Supplier Risk Management, Supplier Development & Management as a closely following category of concern. Not a surprise, next came Logistics / Logistical / Transport challenges from both a cost and availability perspective. After these were important added issues: Staffing – Us & Suppliers, On Time Delivery & Lead Time Expansion, Continuity of Supply, Technology – Expanded use and adoption in Supply Management and the increasing need for better Inter/Intra Organizational Collaboration in supply management.
 
With respect to the most important skills their teams need now, driving price was NOT the number one thing. This is a big shift from just 2 years ago when the focus was on efficient supply versus the shift to a more effective supply chain today. In short - 'we have to get our stuff, irrespective of price." The groupings of critical, need now skills in order of frequency mentions are Supply Strategy, Risk and Change Management, Supplier Development and Management, Technologies for Supply Management, Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning & Management, Logistical/Logistics Management, Cost Management, Finance Acumen, and Quality Management skills.
 
The next Webinar I am facilitating for Next Level Purchasing Association is on March 17, 2022, where three expert panelists will tackle the top three specific skills needed under the main category of Supply Strategy, Risk and Change Management, Supplier Development. I hope to see you there!

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About the Author

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CEO,
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Ron Crabtree, MLSSBB, SCOR-P, CSCTA, CPOE® is CEO of MetaOps, Inc. Ron has more than 20,000 hours of hands-on experience in facilitating and leading change and process improvement. He is a co-author or author of 5 books on operational excellence, including Driving Operational Excellence available on Amazon.com. Reach out to connect with Ron via LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/roncrabtree/ or contact him directly at rcrabtree@metaops.com or by phone: 734-424-1455.

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