C-level is used to describe high-ranking executive titles within an organization. C, in this context, stands for Chief. We have a CIO (Chief Information Officer), a CTO (Chief Technology Officer), a CMO (Chief Marketing Officer), a CFO (Chief Financial Officer), a CCO (Chief Compliance Officer), a CFO (Chief Knowledge Officer), a CSO (Chief Security Officer) , a COO (Chief Operating Officer) and, of course, a CEO. What is the head of Supply Chain Management going to be called? More importantly, is SCM a “C-Level” or is SCM a “corporate utility”?
The “Chief Supply Chain Officer” (CSCO) needs to be involved in developing the business strategy rather than just somebody else’s strategy.