Supply chain positions are responsible for overseeing the execution of warehouse, greenhouse, factory or customer deliveries, freight quotations, onsite pickup, overflow and direct-to-port deliveries. They also are typically in charge of implementing the contractual, regulatory and strategic supply chain goals of a company. Tasks generally include overseeing shipping via road, air, rail and coastal transportation to develop least cost supply chain strategies for the company.
The minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree in business. Additional degrees may be required for advanced positions. Logistics and project management experience is ideal.
WHERE TO STUDY
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In August 2020, the median yearly salary for a supply chain specialist was $112,450, according to Salary.com. For more information, visit Salary.com's supply chain profile.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS
- The Association for Operations Management
- Association for Supply Chain Management
- Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
VIDEOS AND TESTIMONIALS
Supply chain expertise is critical to virtually every business with products. Learn more from this introductory video from Eye on Tech: