Through its extensive span of activities, the supply chain sector offers wide-ranging possibilities for employment and career progression. The role of supply chain workers, simply put, is to contribute to or manage the process of producing the right amount of the right goods and getting them to the end-customer at the right time, ensuring customer satisfaction while being profitable. The variety of functions involved – product design, procurement, warehousing, production, transport, distribution, sales, for instance – encourages demand for new employees and multiplies possibilities for moving around inside too.
In parallel, many enterprises and organisations are expanding their supply chain activities, inspired by stars like supermarket giant Walmart, sometimes described as a superbly run supply chain that just happens to have a network of retail outlets. In a different context, online retailer Amazon spotted inefficiencies in the supply chains of other companies. It then exploited them with its own improved supply chain, making others start paying more attention to this fundamental part of their operations. Entities large and small, private, public, and not-for-profit discovered that they too had supply chains and needed supply chain employees to make them work well.
Opportunities therefore exist in all kinds of corporations, communities, and locations. This adds up to considerable potential for varied and satisfying supply chain careers. Supply chain workers can often pick an industry sector of interest (retail, travel, healthcare, automotive, utility, etc.), and leverage their supply chain skills and know-how to help them move to employment in that sector. If you do not yet have supply chain experience or qualifications, there is an extra, but not insurmountable step, as we discuss below.
The Supply Chain Career Environment
Understanding what differentiates supply chains from other sectors of employment can help you assess the interest for you, and your professional suitability for working in the sector.
Supply chain is often what people define it to be
Activities can vary according to the enterprise and the industry. One person’s supply chain career might be focused on the specific area of freight forwarding, for example, whereas another person’s might encompass end-to-end operational management from raw materials management to customer invoicing. Any career opportunity must be clearly defined in terms of scope and responsibilities, rso that you know if it aligns with your own expectations and aspirations. Remember too that market requirements, regulations, technology, and business objectives can all change frequently, transforming supply chain roles as a result.
The need for industry-specific knowledge
Enterprises naturally look for knowledge about their industry sector, both in recruiting externally and in making changes internally. General supply chain skills and knowledge can go a long way to helping you adapt to a new industry, but in some cases, you will need additional arguments to convince a potential employer. Depending on the stage of your career, industry-specific training programs, job rotation, and contract work may let you put that extra line on your CV that tilts a recruiter’s decision in your favour.
Data and processes are fundamental to supply chain work
Even if supply chain is not an exact science, the focus is predominantly on facts, figures, and processes to help manage it properly. There is too much that depends on the proper functioning of a supply chain, notably enterprise profitability and competitiveness, to leave things to chance alone. Systems to track supply forecasts and flows can be very sophisticated. Processes are precisely defined, so that they mesh together for the least friction and the greatest productivity. Understanding data and being able to draw actionable conclusions from it, using IT or other tools made available, is a capability of growing importance.
No person is an island
This is especially true when working in supply chain. No other enterprise function touches as many departments, from sales, marketing, research and development, materials, and production, to shipping, accounting, payments, and finance, not to mention legal and public relations. If you work in a specialised function of supply chain, you will still need to know about the roles and requirements of your colleagues in other supply chain functions. The more general your supply chain management duties are, the more you will need to communicate with the other departments outside the supply chain to find synergies and solve problems to ultimately improve enterprise performance overall. With the delicate balancing act that many supply chains represent, it is also crucial that you know how any change on your side will affect other parts of the organisation.
This may be a forgotten fad in some other careers, but it is a fact of life in supply chain. Silo working stifles supply chain success and the careers that go with it. The paragraph above (“no person is an island”) already sets the scene for in-the-job networking. Detection of career opportunities in Supply Chain also benefits from around-the-job networking, whether you are looking for a supply chain job or already in one. Customers, conferences, and colleagues past and present are all possibilities for sharing insights and information. Of course, generally, you should not expect to get more out of networking than what you put into it.
Supply Chain Skills and Roles
If the supply chain environment described above sounds like your cup of tea, the next step is to get down to the nitty-gritty of supply chain skills and roles. Note that even if entry-level positions are often specialised, this should not stop you from building up your personal inventory of transferable supply chain skills. These will serve you not only for career progress, but also simply in finding another supply chain job if you need one. For example, capable supply chain employees can still be made redundant simply because one organisation takes over another and rationalises the resulting supply chain operations by eliminating duplicate supply chain positions.
A supply chain workforce can be divided into the following broad categories (with examples of roles within those categories):
- Management (supply chain director, supply chain manager, facilities manager)
- Supply chain information systems (logistics analyst, process engineer, supply chain analyst, supply chain systems manager)
- Warehousing (warehouse operations manager, warehouse operative)
- Transportation (transportation manager, fleet manager)
- Inventory (inventory specialist, vendor-managed inventory/replenishment specialist)
- Materials and procurement (materials scheduler, materials analyst/manager, production analyst/manager, procurement analyst/purchasing manager)
- Sales and customer service (director of client management/engagement manager, account manager/sales representative, account specialist/customer service, customer service manager).
Transferable skills and knowledge for success in different supply chain roles and industries can include:
- Knowledge of logistics, supply chain management and transportation
- Financial planning
- Workflow optimization
- General management and business
- International business practices
- Knowledge of laws and regulations
- Mechanical skills
Watch out for new positions and skills arriving in supply chain as well. As in other domains, data analysis and business intelligence requirements and opportunities are now on the rise. Some positions may require high-level data analyst or data scientist skills. For others, you may be able to differentiate yourself positively by showing strong spreadsheet skills or experience using a commercial business intelligence software application elsewhere.
Women and Men in Supply Chain Careers
Historically, the supply chain sector has been dominated by male employees. Factors contributing to this situation include the manual labour involved in activities such as warehousing, shipping, distribution, and delivery, as well as traditional career orientations from the past. Now, however, two newer factors are encouraging both women and men to begin or develop their supply chain careers:
- Changes in the nature of supply chain work. Mechanisation and automation has eliminated much of the manual labour that was frequently needed before. Collaboration, creativity, and problem solving are the new requirements, for which gender is not an issue.
- Shortages of employees and coming retirement for current employees. When supply chain organisations are scrambling for people, they cannot afford to let discrimination or blinkered thinking block the entry or development of any capable candidates.
Moving into Supply Chain
While individual industries may offer varying supply chain career perspectives, new supply chain technologies and business models are encouraging employment and career development overall. A recent study from the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council forecast that by 2017, supply chain employment in Canada would increase at an annual rate of over 8 percent for tactical roles and almost 15% for managerial roles.
On the other hand, supply chain management recruiters often look less for generalists and more for specific skills, whether for entry-level or higher positions. Requirements for industry and functional experience for entry-level positions may vary according to levels of demand for job candidates. You may be able to enhance your experience or compensate to a certain degree for a lack of it by using one or more of the following tactics:
- Achieving relevant supply chain certification for the job roles of interest to you, such as Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) and CPIM (Certification in Production and Inventory Management) for procurement. Check your possible “return on investment” too. In this example, statistics show the CPM qualification is held by more than 25 percent of purchasing professionals, compared to around 10 percent holding CPIM.
- Working your way up by starting with an entry-level supply chain position as a warehouse operative, a supply chain analyst, a dispatcher, or other position that is readily accessible. The appeal (or lack of it) of this tactic will depend on factors like age, ambition, and current career level. For example, if you have been the general manager of a hypermarket, becoming a logistics chain analyst and no longer having 100 people to manage each day may come as something of a shock.
- Getting to know the right people, especially those looking to hire – but also having enough supply chain gravitas (knowledge, experience, skills, certification) to lend weight to your CV and possible application.
- Moving to a supply chain position from a neighbouring or related function, for instance, from accounting to inventory management, or from public relations to client engagement. Creativity and the ability to present your experience as relevant and useful can help narrow down the list of the most feasible moves. For example, a technical project manager or engineer might apply to become a procurement engineer and offer much-needed technical knowhow to the procurement team. A salesperson might also apply to become a procurement engineer, but instead bring knowledge of negotiating techniques in sales, and the ability to differentiate between suppliers who are honest and any others leaning towards sharp practices.
- Working in temporary supply chain positions. Entry-level positions sometimes start with trainee posts or internships. Contract work is another possibility, although opportunities may be limited to those who can demonstrate relevant, prior supply chain experience.
Should You Make the Change?
Perhaps you already have a supply chain job interview scheduled – or even a job offer. Should you accept? Several factors will surely impinge on your decision, including job interest, longer term prospects, and of course remuneration. In some cases, a lower salary, at least to start with, may be acceptable given the interest and the potential of the position. However, if the proposed salary does not meet your expectations or needs, or if you are simply wondering how to tackle the matter in an interview, consider the following points:
- It is easier to negotiate what you want during the interview or before accepting a job offer, instead of trying to do this after you have started. If you cannot get what you want or need, think about looking for another opportunity and/or boosting your perceived value to your potential supply chain employer.
- Your perceived value to a supply chain will have a direct impact on the remuneration offered. You can boost it in two ways: presenting extra skills that are relevant to your employer’s needs (with a corresponding supply chain technical or management certification, for instance); and taking on higher levels of responsibility, either from the outset or as time goes by in your new supply chain job.
Having a clear idea of what you will or will not accept as a change will help you make the right decision, instead of just jumping at the first offer you receive.
Moving around in supply chains
The same techniques and tips for getting into the supply chain sector often also apply to job changes when you are already in it. The sector is big and varied enough for many moves to be effectively career changes too, whether because of differences in the type of work done or the industry sector in which you do it.
Continued learning, networking, qualifications, and appropriate career strategizing are all items to work on as continuing background tasks to be ready to take advantage of opportunities as they arrive or as you create them. With suitable experience and skills, you might also opt to become a supply chain consultant, working with different clients to identify problems and opportunities, and implement solutions – a continuing sequence of mini supply chain career changes, if the variety is big enough.
Now could be the time for a career change into supply chain. The sector is growing, skillsets in demand are expanding, and so are opportunities for further career development inside the sector. In addition, the historical gender gap is narrowing and seems likely to continue to do so. Remember that supply chain careers are also a matter of common sense, as well as specialist skills and industry knowledge. So, exercise the first item (common sense), and acquire or adapt what is needed for the other two (knowhow and knowledge), so that you can maximise your chances of a successful supply chain career and make the change that is right for you.
Further Supply Chain Job Seeking Information.
Sadly there is not a lot I can do in helping you find a job in Supply Chain. And I get a lot of questions about How to Find a Supply Chain Job and also How to Get a Job in Another Country.
These 2 videos should help. Please watch them.
And Some Free Supply Chain Education
This is from Bangladesh,I have been working in banking industries for 15 years.But i want to change my career in supply chain,should i change my career track at this moment.pls give me your advice…
Maybe do a bit of networking in the industry first to find out more about it and what jobs might be available.
Thanks for giving your valuable advice which will help me to think further of it..
Hello, I am in the logistics field already. I am on the production side of it. With no management skills, what is the best way to get experience to move up in any company?
Try to move roles gaining more experience as you go. Maybe volunteer for some special projects to demonstrate your ability.
I am currently in IT industry working for about 1 and half year now I want to change my career and move into supply chain management . What should be the first step ?
Maybe start networking with Supply Chain Groups and see if you can get in at a low level to start?
Hope you are fine. I am from Bangladesh. I have been working in 3PL org around 3 years. Now I am studying CIPS, UK for procurement & Supply. is this professional diploma helpful for Moving into Procurement Manager or SCM manager?
Yes, it will certainly help you.
I am from India. I have total 9 yrs of experience in supply chain and logistics and customs. I want to move Canada. Please tell me how much package I can get in that of experience. What are the scopes for me to get the job.
I have 20 years customer service experience mainly in international express courier companies,should I be changing to Supply Chain and if so into which sector in terms of related training and certifications? Thanks
What country are you in Elham?
Any tips for someone looking to move into Supply Chain from a career in sales? Any overlap in fields?
I get this question a lot. Here are some thoughts:
Really nice article, right from the starting it was so informative.
One of the best career guide articles I ever read.
Could I ask for some advice?
I’m doing my masters in quality systems engineering and researching on supply chain. Being motivated for a managerial supply chain/operations career I feel like I’m missing some of the business or managerial knowledge required by some employers. I am concerned when I see the typical degree required for these jobs are business degrees and think maybe I chose the wrong program.
How do you think can I fulfill this requirement in a way that is convincing to the employers?
It is not all about Degrees.
Get some practical experience, or do some short courses on management.
I am a new immigrant to the United States. I have about 20 years supply chain management experience overseas. But I couldn’t found a job here at this filed. I am studying supply chain management at the school now, to get a degree. Do you have any suggestion or advice, that, I could improve myself and back to the filed soon?
Maybe try to find a part time job while you study, that is anything Supply Chain related? Just to get your foot in the door. Work in a warehouse for a 3PL For example.
hi awesome site
hi, I’ve been in the warehouse logistics and transport industry for 7 years. my experience includes parcel deliveries, working in warehouse distribution centers, airport ground aviation ramp services, owner-operator courier contractor.
I’m now studying project management at uni. Am I able to break into the supply chain ‘white collar’ roles? thanks. will my experiences be useful?
Yes of course. Your operational experience will be valuable.
I have worked in the US and Ireland in Customer Service (B2B) for the past 10 years. I seem to only get interviews for very entry level jobs, and I don’t want to be stuck in the CS limbo forever. I am capable of a mid-level job, but recruiters don’t call me back. Should I get a master’s degree? I have a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal arts.
It certainly will help.
Hello, Rob. I’m 44 and I’ve been a manager of a produce department for 20 years. I’ve decided to go back to school because I needed something more fulfilling. I’ll have my degree in Supply Chain and Logistics next year. I’m also hoping to get my CPIM by then also. (Lots of studying) What kind of position do you thing I could talk my way into to get my foot in the door after I graduate? Would a produce logistics firm think that as handy experience?
Hi Chris, Well done for going back to School! We should never stop learning…..
Honestly, I would not limit yourself to ‘produce’ post graduation. Your experience and qualifications could apply to retail logistics, retail 3PL, anything FMCG really. Supply Chain in a food manufacturer / distributor. Hospitality (like cruise lines). Think wider 🙂
I am 40 with 8 years of experience in accounting/finance (made my way to accounting supervisor) with a bachelor’s in business and an MBA concentration in finance. I had to take a few years off work for family reasons and am now looking to getting back to work and a career in the supply chain world quite intrigues me. What do yout think my options are?
I checked online and it listed the CSPC as one of the best certificates that goes along well with an MBA.
I worked in a warehouse for a couple of years 10 years ago, I am bilingual french/english, I am willing to take any certificates that would increase my chance of landing a good job.
Thanks in advance for your much needed advice.
Hi Stephan, I see you are N America based. You already have some impressive business qualifications and experience that will hold you in good stead. Certainly the CSPC would be a great addition. But I would talk to some local recruiters to get their view.
I am Richa and I been working in the IT industry for the past 6 years. I have recently completed my MBA in Operations Management and want to pursue careers in Supply Chain Management. What would be the best way?
I think there are probably three good areas/industries to focus on.
Large FMCG companies
Large Retailers, and
Third Party Logistics (3PL) companies.
These all offer a wide range of Supply Chain roles.
Did you read this Blog Post: https://www.logisticsbureau.com/how-to-secure-your-first-supply-chain-or-logistics-job/
I am currently pursuing my MBA with a concentration in supply chain management, but I am having a hard time finding an entry-level supply chain position. I reside in Greenville, SC but I am willing to locate. My background is in IT support and customer service. Any insight on what to do? Perhaps preferred location.
Great article! I am currently working as a pharmacy technician and was recently offered a department purchasing agent at the same hospital that I currently work at. Unfortunately, it would be quite a pay cut. As someone who is looking to get into supply chain, would this be a good entry-level position? I’m just trying to determine if it would be worth it in the long run or not. Thanks!
That’a tough call. Where do you feel you want to be? In Medicine or Supply Chain?
I am Indian and I completed my bachelor in electrical engineering and have a 2 years of work experience as a quality engineer in cable industry ..i want to pursue my career as a supply chain analyst so how can I relate this work experience to supply chain analyst and convince the employer to step a foot in this industry?
PLEASE answer me as soon as possible and give me some impactable sentences or tricks to convince the employer to get a job
I’m sorry there are no ‘tricks’. Just be honest and enthusiastic and research the company well prior to interview.
Thank you for this excellent write-up giving basic insights into this part of world.
I am a new migrant to Australia with about 12+ years of job experience (mid-level) in specific domains of Electronic design industry. It is slightly different from the IT industry to be honest. I have been doing core technical works, but now really thinking of changing the career path and SupplyChain is the first like I have.
Do you think it’s worth a shot? And what specific roles would you recommend to target within supplychain? I was thinking of trying with graduate entry level roles in FMCG companies. But one worry for sure is the lower (starting) payscale as compared to my current drawn salary. Also I am not really sure if I have the metal for it, probably need a self-analysis.
Looking forward for your expert advises.
Regards & Thanks.
Changing industries can be tough and sometimes it might be worth taking a drop in grade / salary to get a position in the right company. I talk about roles on this video: https://youtu.be/7qGAIaKqAuE
Thanks Rob. Appreciate your time and efforts.
I shall go through the video.
Hello rob, great article and your videos.
Actually I have done my bachelors in mechanical and automation engineering from India, and then worked in Corporate dominos as maintenance executive. Now I just start my post graduate course(not so prestigious college) in supply chain management in Canada.
What can I do to land my first job or even Coop job.
Thinking about doing certification too, or learning software like SAP etc.
Confused, what a recruiter will look into a fresher trying to get a job in supply chain.
Need your guidance.
Thanks a lot.
Teerath Singh Sondh
I think as with any job, the CV showing relevant qualifications and experience gets you the interview.
And your CV will probably do that.
At the interview it all comes down to attitude……..
This video might help: https://youtu.be/7qGAIaKqAuE
Thanks for sharing deep analysis on supply chain management. I have completed Engineering from India and working in Amazon for past 3.5 years as data analyst. Now I am looking forward to continue my studies in Supply chain and logistics management.
Can you please tell me that my experience is relevant to supply chain and what are my future scope in that. I am confused between mba,pg course and Masters.
Also can you suggest me some good colleges and countries where job opportunity are very bright for this field.
Looking forward for your expert advise.
Thanks & Regards,
It’s very hard to recommend colleges as they change in quality and new ones appear.
Better to do your own research I think.
Regards your previous experience. Yes very relevant, don’t worry,
Great article! I’m currently working as a pharmacist and would like to switch to supply chain, not necessarily in medical. Do I need to go back to get a degree in supply chain logistics/management or would I be able to take an exam?
I wouldn’t rush into another degree just yet. This video might help.
I am in Toronto, Canada, 52 years old, have Bachelors degree in Computer Information Systems with business emphasis and MBA with marketing major both from USA. I am out of the job market as I have my own business and am self employed for past 12 years. Now I am planning to get back to the job market but am confused of which field to choose and how to get in. I went to few colleges here in Toronto who offers supply chain management courses and at the completion of these courses they award a certificate or diploma (from college). More then half of these courses are just computer operations (Excel, World learning) and general courses the next half are concentrated on supply and chain related courses. Most of these programs are 9 months to a year long. Do you think these certification programs are
1. good enough to get into the job market
2. With my back ground do you think I will be able to get a job in any supply and chain related company.
I would really appreciate if you can give me your honest opinion and guide me as what field I should take so I can get into the job market.
You might find this video helps: https://youtu.be/7qGAIaKqAuE
I have done my b.tech from mechanical and now have been working as order management specialist. However i just want to explore myself in field of supply chain specialist with good company. So, could you please tell me what type of course and skills will help me to find my goal.
I always suggest watching this video first about Supply Chain careers. It should help you: https://youtu.be/7qGAIaKqAuE
hey, I am 22 and i just started my career in finance and when i started working with logistics people i understood that its my field of interest and im planning to do mba in logistics.
Please help me out.
Sounds great, well done. Follow what feels right!
Awesome article. I have been in sales and operations for the last 10 years but I am looking for a defined career and I have chose supply chain management. After looking in to it more, it seems I would need a certification to get in the door but when I research certifications programs it seems you already need SCM experience to be accepted in the programs. Am I going about this the wrong way? Are there certification courses for new SCM career seekers?
This might answer your questions.
Have you checked out this video? https://youtu.be/7qGAIaKqAuE
Thank you for this very helpful writeup.
I have over 3 years of work experience in the communications industry. I was primarily handling public relations of brands from various sectors. Now I want to switch my career to the supply chain industry but I am confused about which role to choose and how to get in. I personally feel once I get an opportunity to start then I will be able to understand the different roles better. Please guide me on how to go forward.
Have you checked out this video? https://youtu.be/7qGAIaKqAuE
Thank you for this very helpful article.
I am 29 and have over 3 years of work experience in the communications industry. I have looked after the public relations responsibilities of brands from various sectors. I want to start my career in the supply chain industry but is a little clueless about where to start from and how to start. In case I need to study to learn more about the industry than what job should I consider for part-time that may count in getting a good job once the course is over. Please guide me on how to take this forward.
Thank you for the article! I am a 22 year old Egyptian and I am currently working at a big international logistics company in Turkey as my first job. I graduated with an International Studies degree and started my first job as a Network Development Executive at 21 at the company I am currently in. I am starting to feel that working in a logistics company is not fulfilling for me though and that I want to pursue a career in Supply Chain instead. I am thinking about staying in my job till I get 2 years of experience then doing my masters in Supply Chain in Germany to transition into the field. Do you think my logistics experience would be considered relevant when applying to supply chain jobs? Is doing masters the right move to transition to supply chain management? What can I do in the meantime to enhance my chances to get into Supply Chain? Are there any skills or certificates I should try to acquire? Can I get into good supply Chain masters programs without having a bachelor degree in logistics or a relevant field?
Thanks in advance!
As Logistics is really just a subset of Supply Chain your experience is VERY relevant. Good luck with your studies.
I have been working in the factory environment in the roles of production, supply scheduling and engineering for a total experience of nearly 10 years. As an inherent part of the supply chain, I have worked on vendor management, customer management, cost reduction, inventory management in one form or other. I now intend to enter as a main stream supply chain professional in the industry on a lateral basis on the least. Any guidance as to how should I approach it? A few weeks ago, a company rejected me for lack of relevant experience. Any guidance in this regards
Just don’t give up. Keep applying for suitable jobs!
Thanks for your encouraging reply
There is another issue as well. I do not have a formal job title. I have been a Manager Production, Manager Engineering and Manager Quality Assurance. How do I get over this?
Thanks & Regards
I don’t see a problem with this……
I graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering with an internship in Supply Chain Management. I would like to pursue a career in Supply Chain Management but I’ve been struggling with getting my foot in the door. Do you think starting off as a Supply Technician in a hospital will help with starting a career in this field?
Perhaps, if you want a career in Healthcare Supply Chains. But to be honest, just get your ‘foot in the door’. That’s the hardest part.
I am 40 years old and l graduate a year ago with a Master in Logistics and Supply Chain Management in the UK. The only experience l have is working as a security officer for the past 10 years. Now l am struggling to find any entry job or graduate scheme in either Logistics or Supply Chain Management. Do you think that l need to do further courses to reinforce the knowledge acquired during my one year of Master? What else can l do to improve my chance to step my foot in the Logistics and Supply Chain realm’ s?
I wouldn’t do any more training or education. You just need to get your foot in the door and start building experience!
I have 8 years experience in Retail Industry as Store Manager. Now I’m planning to move in Supply chain part.Please suggest me what kind of course need to do further and getting a chance in Logistics & Supply Chain
Masters in Supply Chain.
Thank you, Rob, for replying to my question. If you have any tips on how to get my foot in the door, l will be grateful.
I am 35 year old and I been an assistant buyer planner assistant for almost 10 years, I was trying take supply chain purchasing managment .
I am getting tired tired of my job, because they pay me by hour and I know I have a lot experience, with purchasing, buyer and talk to a lot of customer.
I want to have a better job and ma ke more money, but I am afraid because I am Spanish.
What can I do ? what you recommend me ?
have you checked out these videos? https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAI2rbd3NwK5tgIQeNNkNAe47GDOqyqpb
I have 7 years experience as a 3rd party logistics specialist. I find it too stressful, day to day. What other options are best suited for my experience? I am seeking to leverage my skills and experience in a less stressful position. I have a bachelors degree from the University of Iowa. Please advise.
This playlist should help: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAI2rbd3NwK5tgIQeNNkNAe47GDOqyqpb
Hi sir I am Swetha, currently pursuing PGDM in Operation Management and it was completely new for me and which knowledge requires most to get into supply chain management and can you suggest me?
Check out this playlist. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAI2rbd3NwK5tgIQeNNkNAe47GDOqyqpb
I am a graduate of Spanish and English language. Recently I got interested in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and I want to pursue my career in this field. Therefore, I will do Masters in Logistics and Supply Chain Management next year. At the moment, I am taking some online courses in supply chain management to get an entry-level. However, I was wondering is it possible to get a job in this field, even though I do not have Bachelors degree in supply chain?
Always possible. The important thing is to get started.
Check out this playlist. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAI2rbd3NwK5tgIQeNNkNAe47GDOqyqpb
I am a Hospitality professional from Australia Melbourne, planning for a career change and to study graduate certificate in supply chain and logistics. Does this study help to attain a job in the industry?
Yes of course it will. It would be a good start.
I am from india. I have total 5 years of experience in customer order management process.
Is there any scope for customer order management in future? And if yes please guide me and steps to take it ahead as career
A lot of this type of work in the future will be automated and use AI. A lot already does. Just consider that and think about how you can refocus what you do.
I am from India and holds a master degree in Advertising and Public relations and has a 2 year experience in the same field. I am planning to switch to Logistics field. Can you please help me with what course I should select and what are my chances of getting accepted in international colleges as I come from totally different field altogether?
Sorry but I can’t advise on specific courses as there are thousands and I don’t know what is available to you locally. I always suggest you contact your local Supply Chain Association for some guidance
I am in the field of Pharma Packaging Development for 10 years. How can I move to Supply Chain, Is it feasible?
That should certainly be possible. Why not?