May 2013 Entries

PwC Survey: CEOs Focus on Supply Chain Performance for Reducing Costs, Improving Efficiency

Earlier this year PwC released its 16th Annual Global CEO Survey, which highlights trending topics affecting today’s CEOs. Of the 167 CEOs surveyed, more than half have led their companies for less than five years, which makes this survey an interesting snapshot of the attitudes of a new generation of corporate leaders.

These young CEOS are focused on reducing costs and driving new growth, and they are looking to supply chain performance as a key enabler for corporate goals. According to an article in Material Handling & Logistics, in the coming year "more than half of U.S. CEOs responding (53%) plan to strengthen engagement with key suppliers to both minimize costs and maximize supply chain flexibility and delivery performance...specific areas of focus include delivery issues and tailoring products to consumer needs." The article noted that 80 percent of consumer goods companies plan to focus on supply chain engagement as a major area for improvement. Read on »

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