Research Reports

On this page you'll find the latest research conducted by boom! and our partners. To find out more or get involved in future research studies, please contact us at hello@boomglobalnetwork.com.

NEW! What the Thriving Supply Chain Professional Needs to Succeed

As global challenges and uncertainties look set to continue, there is a clear groundswell of desire for clear leadership not only to provide vision, strategy, direction and resources, but to answer the call for meeting the more human needs of supply chain professionals. This report, published in September 2022, documents the findings of our annual survey, which this year set out to discover what supply chain professionals need to succeed – to thrive – in their careers.

The answer is four very clear calls to action for supply chain leaders. 


Download the report here.


The results were also presented in a live webinar. Watch the replay in full here and download the slides from the session here. Please feel free to use the data from the report, making sure to cite boom! Global Network as the source. If you have any questions on this, contact us at hello@boomglobalnetwork.com.

2022 Women in Supply Chain Research

As a partner for the seventh annual Gartner / AWESOME Women in Supply Chain research survey series, we are pleased to share the results of this latest survey, published in June 2022.    

"Despite the 'Great Resignation', 2022's results show sustained and even improved representation of women in supply chain. CSCOs remain committed to gender diversity, but new data suggests they will need to double-down on goal setting, leadership inclusion and career-pathing for women."

Download the 2022 report here.

The Post-Pandemic Workplace: The Supply Chain Profession's Perspective

During July and August 2021, boom! fielded a survey of the global supply chain profession's experiences during the COVID pandemic and their views on the future of work. 


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The results were also presented in a live webinar. Watch the replay in full here and download the deck from the session here.


With thanks to our special guests Caroline Crotty, Partner and Head of International at Pod Talent, and Jason Breault, Managing Director of LifeWork Search.

2021 Women in Supply Chain Research

As a partner for the second time in this, the sixth annual Gartner / AWESOME Women in Supply Chain research survey series, we are pleased to share the results of this latest survey, published in May 2021.    

"Bucking pandemic-era odds, the annual Gartner / AWESOME survey shows that women are better represented at most levels of the supply chain profession in 2021. But despite promising gains, CSCOs must address looming COVID-19-related burnout and midcareer attrition to sustain progress."


Dana Stiffler & Caroline Chumakov, Gartner

Download the 2021 report here.

Career Progression in Supply Chain: The Employee Experience

Towards the end of 2020, boom! fielded a survey of the supply chain profession to better understand sentiments regarding career progression plans, perceived obstacles and enablers, as well as views on gender equity. We share the results of the survey in this free report.

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"Despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, supply chain professionals remain optimistic about their futures, are ambitious and have a strong desire to progress. However, they're also clear about what's getting in their way and the changes they'd like to see. And there is quite a lot of work to do, it seems."


Beth Morgan, Founder, boom! Global

2020 Women in Supply Chain Research

The results of Gartner's fifth annual survey show that a historic 17% of Chief Supply Chain Officers in surveyed organisations are women, up from 9% five years ago, with supply chains in the consumer sector showing the strongest leadership pipelines. The report outines the approaches most likely to make an impact to further increase female representation in the profession.


As a partner of this annual AWESOME / Gartner Women in Supply Chain research series, we are pleased to share the results of this survey of 140 supply chain organisations. The report was published in July 2020.


Download the report here.