From R&D and product innovation to M&A and customer development, the supply chain touches nearly every aspect of the business. Spencer Stuart is experienced in finding supply chain, procurement, manufacturing and logistics leaders who can meet the growing scope of the function.

  • Our dedicated global practice has direct professional expertise in the function and an end-to-end view of the supply chain. Our consultants on average have 10 to 15 years of experience in the function.
  • We have conducted 1,200 supply chain searches — including assembling entire supply chain and procurement teams — placing top supply chain executives at fully integrated multinational and global firms as well as smaller mid-cap and emerging growth companies across virtually all industries.
  • We act as advisers to our supply chain clients, using data analysis and industry benchmarks to help them identify the right leader for their organization’s needs.

Globalization, the financial markets, low-cost country sourcing and customer service pressures have transformed supply chain from a tactical function into a strategic one. Management also began to lean more heavily on supply chain leaders during the economic downturn, drawing on their mix of short-term and long-term planning abilities and ideas to cut costs. In addition, as speed to market, fulfillment rates and a global footprint become competitive advantages, companies need supply chain leaders with the right mix of business and financial acumen, risk management skills, and international experience.

From functional leadership roles to enterprise-wide supply chain management, we have expertise in the following areas:
  • Customer Service
  • Forecasting and Planning
  • Manufacturing/Operations
  • Quality
  • Sourcing/Procurement
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Transportation/Logistics/Distribution
  • Warehousing/Inventory Management