Supply Chain Careers are In Demand

Supply Chain Careers are In Demand


Are you looking for a career that is challenging, rewarding and in demand?

APICS Greater Detroit knows supply chain and the benefits of choosing a career in this rewarding field. Supply chain professionals we support tend to be very happy with their careers. In fact, per the Association Supply Chain Management’s 2020 Supply Chain Salary and Career report, “Overall, surveyed supply chain professionals are happy with their careers. On a scale from 1-10, 70% gave a rating of 8 or higher. Nearly all professionals (88%) have a positive outlook of their career.”

SupplyChain Game Changer also shared their top reasons why supply chain is such a great career path summarized below!

SupplyChain Game Changer shares their top reasons why Supply Chain is such an appealing career path:

  1. Something for Everyone! Every person has different interests, motivators, goals and objectives in selecting their jobs and careers. The fantastic thing about working in Supply Chain is that there is literally something for everyone. Supply Chain is so broad based and extensive that anyone choosing this career path can find something to fulfill their goals and objectives.

  2. Job Diversity. Given the tremendous breadth of what Supply Chain is it follows that the number of jobs is equally diverse. In most companies Supply Chain jobs include planning, strategic procurement, logistics management, fork truck operation, dispatching, scheduling, inventory control, assembly, processing, maintenance, planning, buying, sourcing, packaging, quality control, inventory management, space planning, supplier management, capacity management, lean, process design and transformation, I/T systems development and management, repair and recycling, expense management and financial controls, resource planning, analytics, cash flow management, training and education, and much more.

These jobs could involve working in a Warehouse, Distribution Centre, Manufacturing operation, or in an Office environment, or all of the above. Supply Chain also spans virtually every industry. Manufacturing and Distribution based industries are obviously built on Supply Chain. But even industries such as Banking require Supply Chain skills for planning, supplier sourcing and management, process design, information flow management, procurement, and cash management. And obviously Supply Chain consulting is a huge and growing business.

  1. An Incredible Skills Development Platform. Given the diversity of jobs, industries and roles available in Supply Chain it follows that there is an equally extensive opportunity to develop a massive portfolio of personal and professional skills. Planning, analysis, scheduling, time management, risk mitigation, management, real time problem solving, decision making, leading, change management, process development and design, project management, presenting, financial management, conflict resolution, and negotiating are just some of the skills that any Supply Chain job will develop in you. You may also have the opportunity to work with people from different cultures and in different countries all around the world. The opportunities for interpersonal skills development and networking are enormous.

  2. A Brilliant Future in Supply Chain. With advancements in Digital Technology Supply Chain is on the cusp of significant changes for decades to come. Technologies such as the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Predictive Analytics, 3D Printing, Autonomous Vehicles and Drones, and more all provide the foundational elements to make revolutionary changes in Supply Chain.

In conclusion, 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.

Looking for more information on ways to remain competitive as we continue to emerge from the pandemic? APICS Greater Detroit has expert instructor-led classes beginning in just a few weeks! Starting in September we are offering the following courses to help supply chain professionals meet today’s top challenges and help you and your company ensure your teams have the skills needed.

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