Supply Chain

Career Overview

Career Overview

$74,600
median salary
174,900
jobs nationwide in 2018
8,400
approximate # of new jobs by 2028
List item iconAnalyze and coordinate an organization’s supply chain.
List item iconManage a product’s life cycle from design to disposal.
List item iconOversee activities including purchasing, transportation, inventory, and warehousing.
List item iconDevelop relationships with suppliers and customers, and find ways to grow the business.
List item iconIdentify areas to improve with innovative technology.
List item iconPropose strategies to cut costs or minimize the time required to transport goods.

What It Takes

Supply chain management is a career where quick thinking—and the ability to stay focused on completing the job—are essential skills. If you enjoy regimented work and are a fast thinker, this career is worth a look.

Strong People Skills

Supply chain managers need to be excellent and efficient communicators to meet the needs of suppliers and customers.

Organizational Acumen

This career requires detailed record-keeping while managing several projects at once. 

Critical Thinking

You must tackle unforeseen challenges, including delivery problems, and adjust plans as needed to resolve the issues.

Technology Skills

Supply chain experts must have a strong grasp on—or willingness to learn—automated technology.

Career Progression

Career Progression

Step 1
Earn bachelor’s degree
Step 2
Get certified through APICS
Step 3
Other certifications
Step 4
Work toward operations leadership

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Cherry Picker/Lift Operator (NIGHTS)
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Reach Truck Operator
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Freight Handler
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Material Handler-All Shifts
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Supervisor, Inventory Control
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Freight Handler
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Freight Handler
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Field Supervisor
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Inventory Analyst
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Forklift Operator
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Full Stack Developer
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Assistant Manager
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Controls Engineer
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Production Technician
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2nd Shift Material Handler
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Warehouse Person (Loader) – Full Time
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Forklift Operator
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Forklift Operator – Full Time
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Warehouse Person (Loader) – Full Time
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Carrier Logistics Specialist
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Logistics Coordinator
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