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Supply Chain Talent Challenges in the 140-Character Era

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Brian Fuller
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Generational effect
Brian Fuller   3/1/2013 6:40:33 PM

Wade, you teased the generational question and I wonder--to your larger point (the gap between analytics and practice)--whether the younger, more tech-savvy generation of supply-chain pros will really bridge that gap. Seems to me they're really comfortable not only with digital interaction but seeing how that interaction works for them through Facebook likes, retweets, and so forth.


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