Talking Supply Chain Podcast: Let’s get strategic


Listen to this episode of Talking Supply Chain wherever you get your podcasts.

Everyone know the supply chain is changing. The focus is shifting away from cost reduction and efficiency and towards a customer-centric model aligned with a company’s go-to-market business strategy. 

As research conducted by Michigan State professor Steven A. Melnyk reveals: This new model – the strategic supply chain – is going to require a new kind of supply chain leader. That’s one who is adept at working with other functions within an organization; excels at critical thinking; and strives for business excellence rather than supply chain excellence.

On this episode of Talking Supply Chain, the second on our series on the supply chain manager of the future, Melnyk outlines what it’s going to take for tomorrow’s supply chain leaders to excel in a strategic supply chain.

Be sure to listen wherever you get your podcasts.

Click on the link to read “The Emergence of the Strategic Leader” by Steven A. Melnyk on


About the Author

Bob Trebilcock

Bob Trebilcock, editorial director, has covered materials handling, technology, logistics and supply chain topics for nearly 30 years. In addition to Supply Chain Management Review, he is also Executive Editor of Modern Materials Handling. A graduate of Bowling Green State University, Trebilcock lives in Keene, NH. He can be reached at 603-357-0484.

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