A recent poll by SCM World has identified the five biggest challenges for supply chain leaders. The poll of 750 senior supply chain professionals found product safety and quality, talent development, cost reduction, omnichannel selling and improving efficiency are their primary concerns. "Supply chain needs to catch up to the bigger role we have claimed for ourselves in recent years. ... Too little systematic talent development and too hazy a measurement system may be confounding our efforts and investments at exactly the time they are needed most," said SCM World Chief Content Officer Kevin O'Marah.

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