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A career in Supply Chain & Operations

Jobs within logistics and supply chains can include logistics and distribution managers, purchasing manager or warehouse manager. Graduates can also pursue a career in supply chain design and planning. procurement and supply management.

Supply Chain is a fantastic career path for anyone. For many people their interests, desires, and goals will change over time. A great feature of Supply Chain careers is that there are so many options and directions that as your goals change you can easily change within Supply Chain.

Career in Retail

  • Casheer
  • Stockers
  • Merchendiser
  • Sales
  • Customer relationship
  • Courier boy

Career in Distribution & Logistics

  • Associate in Warehousing & Distribution (Material Handeling)
  • Team leader
  • Coaches
  • Super Visors
  • Technician for maintaining logistics equipments
  • Planners & Analysts (Operation Research, Production Planning, Logistics Analyst)
  • Cargo & Freight agents
  • Supply Chain or Logistics or Operations Manager (High paid job with experience)

Inventory Forecasting & Management

  • Demand planner
  • Inventory planner
  • Materials manager
    All jobs mentioned abover related to Analysis, Planning & Analysis

Sourcing, purchasing, and procurement

  • Buyers (Only for some products)
  • Purchasing Analyst (Only for some products)
  • Purchasing Manager (Buying a whole category of products and services and working with a large number of suppliers)
  • Chief Purchasing Manager ( developing the whole sourcing strategy which might include deciding what part of the world to buy their products from) (Required good negotiation skills along with the ability to analyze business deals and understand contracts)

Manufacturing operations

  • Associate (Assemble products)
  • Technician (Operate machinery)
    They don’t require any proper degree but they require attention to detail and lots and lots of practice as Safety, Speed, and Quality this 3 are the main in a factory
  • Supervisors
  • Managers
    They generally need to make, set schedules, and monitor the results. They often focused on KPI’s to make decisions
  • General Manager (GM) or Chief Operations Officer (COO)
    They may need to decide whether to open new plants or modernize old ones in order to meet the long term profitability goals for the business.
    They generally have MBA’s
  • Manufacturing Engineers (Design processes)
  • Operations Researchers (Analyzing data and create simulations)
    They generally have B.Tech
  • Maintenance people
  • Quality & testing people
  • Process improvement people ( They use Six Sigma, Lean, and the Theory of Constraints to streamline operations, reduce errors, and improve efficiency
    This 3 generally needs special certification courses
    You can find the courses in LinkedIn Learning

Supply chain engineers

  • There are engineers who specialize in the tools we use to move and store products.
  • Engineers who design facilities and optimize the flow of products
  • There’s also engineering that occurs at the level of the entire supply chain, choosing where to locate facilities in order to create the most value at the lowest cost.
  • There are engineers who develop the software to support all of these processes
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Packaging Engineer
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Engineer
  • Civil Engineer

Program and project management

  • Project Manager
    Changing supplier, Onboarding customers, Upgrading Information System, Improving processes, Handling mergers or acquisitions
    They can work in Short Term or Long Term projects
    Even can work in multiple projects

    They can learn through Linked Learning: Leading Projects

    By this, you get to work across all the departments in a company and even interact with customers and suppliers

    Business Acumen for Project Managers to get a broader perspective on many of the different functions in a business
  • Work in Project Management Office (PMO)

    The major thing about Project Managers is they can evolve & adapt the things in the company.

    This is best for those who love to work in teams

Supply chain Information technology

  • IT professionals who know how to write code, design interfaces building, maintaining and protecting data.

    Who can work in below-mentioned software
  • TMS (Transportation Management System)
  • WMS (Warehouse Management System)
  • CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
  • SRM (Supplier Relationship Management)
  • ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)
  • Supply Chain Control Tower (Who will manage & observe end to end work of the systems)
  • These candidates prefer to have knowledge of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning

Material handling and robotics

  • Designing & deploying the technologies
  • The five places that automation is taking hold are in
  • Transport,
  • Positioning,
  • Unit load formation,
  • Storage &
  • Identification and control

Thorough explanation of each of these categories in the material handling equipment taxonomy website

This jobs to design, install, and maintain the wide range of supply chain automation systems.

Best suited for Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering & a bit of Computer Programing & process design.

You can find that with free textbook from the National Center for Supply Chain Automation

Supply chain innovators

  • Supply chain innovators
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Intrapreneurs
  • Technology Scouters (Who can collaborate with Governments, University Researchers or Venture Capitalists)

Executives and other professionals

  • CSCO (Chief Supply Chain Officer)
  • Lawyers
  • Accountants
  • Real Estate Professionals
  • HR Professionals
  • Environmental Professionals
  • Humanitarian supply chains (They help to make sure that the right relief supplies get to the right people in times of crisis. In other words, you can take the knowledge and experience that you gain while working in virtually any professional occupation and apply it to the supply chain

Analysts, journalists, and educators

  • Educators
  • Analysts
  • Consultant
  • Journalists

Then what you are thinking? Go & make your 1st step to make your career in Supply Chain Management.

Make your list & create your future.

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