Supply Chain Recruiting Expertise

SCM Talent Group is a national supply chain recruiting and executive search firm that recruits across the full spectrum of the supply chain discipline.

Our Mission

To serve as your long-term, trusted advisor and strategic business partner in supply chain recruiting and to provide you with the most accomplished talent in the marketplace – the right talent, at the right time, at the right cost.

For Employers

To develop a long-term relationship and serve as a valuable partner throughout your career – matching you with the right supply chain career opportunities based on your specific goals and career aspirations.

For Job Seekers

Our Story

SCM Talent Group, LLC was founded in Atlanta, GA by Rodney Apple in 2004. Rodney has worked as a Supply Chain Recruiter for the majority of his 20-year career, both in corporate recruiting and executive search environments. To date, he has successfully filled more than 1,000 supply chain positions ranging from executive-level in Fortune 500 headquarters settings to leadership and staff-level roles across large networks of manufacturing and distribution facilities within the United States.

Spanning almost a decade, Rodney worked onsite at the corporate headquarters for The Coca-Cola Company and The Home Depot where he led professional and executive recruiting for both of their Global Supply Chain organizations. This experience allowed Rodney to gain a deep understanding of end-to-end Supply Chain Management and is where he began building his vast network of contacts and relationships within Logistics, Global Sourcing & Procurement, Manufacturing, Inventory Management, Continuous Improvement, Engineering, Quality, Sustainability and related disciplines.

Building upon his successes at Home Depot and Coca-Cola, and subsequent supply chain recruiting projects with Kimberly-Clark, Cummins and PWC, Rodney decided to expand the company’s service offerings in 2012 beyond exclusive retained client engagements. The firm currently offers a broad range of customizable supply chain recruiting services that includes Retained Executive Search, Contract Staffing and Contingency Search. SCM Talent Group is headquartered in downtown Asheville, NC and supports clients across most major industries.

Functional Recruiting Expertise

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Logistics & Transportation
  • Global Sourcing & Procurement
  • Inventory Management
  • Warehousing & Distribution
  • Supply & Demand Planning
  • Sales & Operations Planning
  • Supply Chain Analytics
  • Supply Chain Technology
  • Materials Management
  • Sustainability & EH&S
  • Supply Chain Risk Management
  • Import / Export & Compliance
  • Management Consulting
  • Network Design & Modeling
  • Supply Chain Strategy
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Manufacturing

Industries We Serve


  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Retail
  • E-commerce
  • Medical Device
  • Aerospace
  • Packaging
  • Chemicals
  • Cosmetics
  • Textiles
  • Transportation & Logistics
  • Food & Beverage
  • Management Consulting
  • Telecommunications
  • Wholesale Distributors
  • Automotive
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Healthcare
  • High-Tech & Electronics
View List of SCM Positions We Have Filled  

SCM Talent Thought Leadership

APICS-SCM-Talent-GroupIn addition to leading SCM Talent Group, Rodney has been serving as the APICS Career Coach since 2014 (APICS is the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management). In this role he is responsible for providing supply chain career development advice and content for APICS members which includes writing white papers and hosting corresponding webinars on a quarterly basis.

Rodney also authors The Supply Chain Talent Blog where he shares best practices in supply chain recruiting, talent acquisition, job search strategy, resume optimization, talent development, interviewing techniques and related topics.


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