Diversity in Supply Chain

Diversity as a driver of change

By Richard Paisley in London

Diversity as a driver of change

It has been widely accepted that organisations stand to benefit from employing a diverse workforce, but is it critical for innovation?

As recruiters working across all functions of the supply chain, we often collaborate with organisations around the world who have a clear agenda for innovation and change. This is driven by the need to keep abreast of new technologies, to bring about efficiencies while maintaining a competitive advantage.

New research from Boston Consulting Group* suggests a positive relationship between management diversity and innovation, with companies with higher levels of diversity shown to be generating more revenue from new products and services. 

We spoke to some of our senior supply chain contacts around the world, and asked them about the efforts they are making to foster innovation, to build diverse teams and to avoid the perils of groupthink. They have told us what has worked for them and where they still see challenges, all of which makes for some fascinating reading.

We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we’ve enjoyed putting it together in collaboration with our clients. I’d like to thank them all for their input, and I look forward to hearing what your thoughts.

View our diversity insights and download the report: http://www.weareprocogroup.com/diversity/

*https://www.bcg.com/en-gb/publications/2017/people-organization-leadership-talent-innovation-through-diversity-mix-that-matters.aspx

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Richard Paisley founded Proco Global in 2008 in response to a very obvious gap in the market – executive level recruitment focused solely on end-to-end supply chains (procurement, manufacturing, and quality and operational excellence). His ambition and tenacity have seen the business grow to more than 100 people in nine different global locations.

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