Future skills of supply chain managers by 2020

The statistic shows the results of a 2017 global survey among supply chain professionals, asking respondents about the most important skills a supply chain manager must have by 2020. Almost 30 percent of the respondents considered leadership as one of the most important skills a future supply chain manager must have.

Most important skills a supply chain managers must have by 2020, as of 2017*

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Release date

June 2017



Survey time period


Number of respondents

350 respondents

Special properties

supply chain and operations professionals.

Supplementary notes

The source doesn't provide the date and method of the survey or age of the respondents.
* Data shows only the skills that were ranked with the highest importance on a scale from 1 (highest) to 6 (lowest).

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