How to Build Your Path to the Supply Chain Executive Suite

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We’ve got the top insights, skills, and advice on what you can do to advance to the leadership ranks in your supply chain career!

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Here are just a few things you’ll get:

  • Key Skills to develop early in your career to get your first leadership role
  • The importance of networking
  • Advice on how to be promoted in your current role
  • Competencies to reach the most senior Supply Chain Executive level
  • and much more!


About the Authors


Rodney Apple

  • Founder & Managing Partner at SCM Talent Group
  • Completely specialized in end-to-end supply chain recruitment since 2001
  • Built the very first supply chain department for The Home Depot (Fortune 13 at time)
  • Spanning 10+ years, led supply chain recruitment for 4 corporations that made the Gartner Top 25 Supply Chain list:
    • The Home Depot
    • The Coca-Cola Company
    • Kimberly-Clark
    • Cummins
  • Personally filled more than 1,000 professional to executive supply chain positions
  • ASCM (formerly APICS) Career Coach from 2014 – 2021
  • ASCM Magazine Department Author for “Professional Development”
  • Presenter at CSCMP and APICS global conferences on supply chain job search and talent topics
  • Featured in CNBC, Nightly Business Report, The Wall Street Journal, Supply Chain Management Review & more

Hinesh Patel

  • President of CL Enterprises
  • Nearly a decade of experience leading senior executive searches in previous role as Principal with Egon Zehnder, overseeing initially the US Supply Chain Practice & Operations Practice, and then the US Chemicals Practice
  • Former SVP at Hillenbrand (NYSE: HI) leading corporate strategy and M&A, helping the company transform from an $800M single-line company to a $2B multi-line manufacturer
  • Held executive and operational leadership roles at world-class companies:
    • Honeywell
    • Eaton
    • Milliken & Co
  • Has deep senior-level operations and process improvement experience
  • Certified in Lean and Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Chemical Engineering – NC State University MBA – University of Michigan