Intriduction to the role of a Supply Chain Manager.
What a Supply Chain Manager is;
Skills you require
In this job you would need to be a good problem solver and have excellent number and communication skills. You would also need a good geographical knowledge of the area your supply chain covers, which could be local, national or international.
- good spoken and written communication skills
- good problem-solving and maths skills
- attention to detail
Educational requirements to be a Supply Chain Manager
- HNC allows you to gain knowledge and skills in areas such as logistics procurement, operations management and quality management
- HND allows you to build on the knowledge and skills of the HNC and involves a more strategic application of all areas of the supply chain.
General working hours of being a Supply Chain Manager
You would work in an office however you may be required to move around to meet clients/potential clients, which could also mean travelling abroad.
An example of the Zara Supply Chain
- Where it is shipped to a country then the products are dealt with by someone else in that country
- When Zara dispatch the products to the retailers themselves
Bibliography for a Supply Chain Manager
Zara supply chain diagram - Second Edition Fashion Marketing. Contemporary issues: Tony Hines and Margaret Bruce.