Top 5 Reasons Why Soccer Players Make Good Supply Chain Managers

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Have you been watching the World Cup? I have. It's made me think about some of the similarities between this game and supply chain. And because of that, I came up with the Top 5 reasons why soccer (football) players make good supply chain managers. Comment below to let me know if you agree, disagree or have your own ideas about why soccer players make good supply chain managers!   5. They usually need extra time to get the job done.

  4. When something goes wrong they’ll let you know about it.
  3. They constantly deal with disruptions.
  2. They’re always willing to take one for the team.
  1.They can deal with issues on a Global scale.


Chris Hatcher
- June 20, 2014 at 12:13pm
You've got the top 5 down, so here's five more to round it out to the top 10:

10: Using your head scores 25% of the time, so you need something smarter 75% of the time.

9: Shortages are like a Penalty magic solution to this age old problem as it's usually a no win situation. Just need to avoid this kiss of death.

8: You've got to be fast and nimble like Messi to win. Taking hrs to do a sim won't cut it here.

7: One mistake is all it takes, so stay ALERT!

6: Team effort all the way - everyone needs to communicate seemlessly
Bill DuBois
- June 23, 2014 at 2:54pm
Good ones Chris! Maybe the next post will be why Supply Chain Managers (or Software Developers) make good soccer players?
- June 26, 2014 at 12:06pm
Hatcher and DuBois done in ture SCM fashion, someone has to add to the chain!! Keep it moving!!

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