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Careers in Supply Chain and Operations

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Overview

Transition to a career in supply chain management, operations, logistics, or procurement. Explore the jobs, skills, and networking opportunities in this lucrative and diverse field.

Smart supply chain management helps companies save money and respond faster. It’s critical to staying competitive in today’s global economy. That’s why demand for supply chain skills is increasing faster than ever. For people interested in supply chain management, operations, logistics, or procurement, there’s never been a better time to get started. This course can help you understand the roles, skills, and networking opportunities available, so you can get a job and prepare for a future in this lucrative and diverse field. Instructor Daniel Stanton reviews positions in inventory management, transportation, material handling, sourcing, purchasing, manufacturing, engineering, IT, robotics, HR, and more. He helps you set your career goals and build your skills, one tutorial at a time.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Why supply chain careers are hot
  • What you should know
1. Getting into Supply Chain Management
  • Supply chain management basics
  • Setting career goals
  • Transition into supply chain management
2. Traditional Supply Chain Careers
  • Careers in retail
  • Careers in distribution and logistics
  • Inventory forecasting and management
  • Sourcing, purchasing, and procurement
  • Manufacturing operations
  • Supply chain engineers
  • Program and project management
  • Exercise: Create a job list
3. More Supply Chain Careers
  • Supply chain information technology
  • Material handling and robotics
  • Supply chain innovators
  • Executives and other professionals
  • Analysts, journalists, and educators
  • Exercise: Add to your list
4. Getting a Job
  • Finding supply chain jobs
  • Build your supply chain skills
  • Start or buy a supply chain business
  • Project: Build a career roadmap
  • Join a professional association
  • Build a development dashboard
  • Project: Create a development dashboard
Conclusion
  • Supply chain career tips

Taught by

Daniel Stanton

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