Moving On Up: The Rise of the Chief Supply Chain Officer

As corporate leaders come to understand the critical role supply chain operations play in a company's success, logistics is an increasingly frequent topic of boardroom discussions—and it is becoming common to find executives with supply chain or logistics titles holding a seat at the conference table.

"Companies are now vesting more power and responsibility in their supply chain executives," says Bob Heaney, senior analyst in the supply chain management practice at Boston-based Aberdeen Group.

David Burton talks about the role persistence and hard work has when moving up the food chain. Talent , genius and Education are all secondaryh to determination.

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