Supply Chain Management

Overview

Supply Chain Management is an integrated approach to planning, implementing and controlling the flow of information, materials and services from raw materials and component suppliers through the manufacturing of finished products and distribution to the end customers. We live in a Global business environment requiring skills in strategic design and integration of multiple business entities working together to meet the competitive demands of markets today. Sourcing, procurement, operations, logistics, and distribution functions must work closely with all functional elements within and across company boundaries to efficiently and responsively serve their customers.

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Cost Analyst

Communications Manager

Compensation Manager

Distribution Manager

Financial Analyst

Foreign-Exchange Trader
Industrial Relations Director

Industry Analyst
Insurance Agent

International Business Manager
Inventory Manager

Logistics Specialist/Manager

Labor Relations Manager

Manufacturing Manager

Merchandising Manager

Procurement Analyst/Manager

Purchasing Agent/Manager

Quality Control Manager

Operations Analyst/Manager

Plant Manager

Planning Manager

Sales Manager

Supply Chain Officer

Transportation Director

Telecommunication Marketer

Training Manager

Sales Manager

Sourcing Specialist

Systems Analyst

Warehouse Manager

Related Skills

Problem solving/Sound decision-making
Active learner
Active listening skills
Critical thinking
Giving advice on business or research

Investigating data to solve problems
Oral & Written communication skills
Reading comprehension
Research

Work independently and on a team

Professional Organizations

APICS, www.apics.org/

Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, cscmp.org/

How can I know if a career in Supply Chain Management is right for me?

· Complete a career assessment at the Career Exploration Office in the Student union to see how your interests, values, and personality match this major and related career fields.

· Schedule an appointment with a career counselor on Career Gear www.careergear.appstate.edu

· Obtain direct experience by doing a job shadow

· Conduct an informational interview with a professional in the field

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