Russell Reynolds Associates: The Qualities that Set CSCOs Apart

In this report from Russell Reynolds Associates, the role of the chief supply chain officer (CSCO) is examined. The CSCO role is in a time of expansion, with more focus on strategy than ever before. The report also points out that the responsibilities of the CSCO are becoming so important that many companies have considered leaders with CSCO experience as candidates for the CEO role.

Using psychometric instruments to create profiles of 27 CSCOs and comparing these to their database of 8,000 senior leaders, Russell Reynolds sought to answer the following questions in this report:

  • Psychologically, what makes CSCOs different from other executives?
  • What are the traits that enable or hinder CSCOs looking to step into a CEO role?
  • How is the CSCO role evolving, and what traits will be needed in the future?

To read the full report, click here. 

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