Supply Chain Management
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.
Related Career Titles
Industrial Relations Director
International Business Manager
Labor Relations Manager
Quality Control Manager
Supply Chain Officer
Problem solving/Sound decision-making
Active listening skills
Giving advice on business or research
Investigating data to solve problems
Oral & Written communication skills
Work independently and on a team
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