The Evolving Supply Chain Skills of the Workforce

Material Handling and Logistics

Supply chain management is a career that perfectly matches the skill set of the Millennial generation—if they can be persuaded to pursue it. Now they are not only being asked to give that over to the machines, but they have to learn yet more skills. We are hearing from our corporate partners who are looking for talent, that the required skill sets have changed,” says Cheri Speier?Pero, Innovation, creativity and communications are the skills on that next rung.

6 Supply Chain Skills Every Manager Needs to Know

All Things Supply Chain

Supply chain is a part of almost every business. Global supply chains consist of several challenges that demand logistics professionals to constantly… General Supply Chain Management supply chain skillsManaging it effectively is not a simple task.

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Quantum Leap to the Top 10 Supply Chain Skills of the Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out The 5 Big Benefits of the Digital Supply Chain! And one area that will be driving these changes is Supply Chain! Without their skills these technologies would not advance. However it is clear that the application of these technologies touches virtually every aspect of the Supply Chain. We have clearly entered the age of the Digital Supply Chain! Implications for the Skills Needed in Supply Chain!

Can the MicroMasters Model Help Address the Supply Chain Skills Shortage Crisis?

Supply Chain @ MIT

A study commissioned by the World Bank calls for a substantial increase in logistics training at all levels to address a global shortage of logistics skills. One response to the need for more innovative educational models is the MicroMasters Credential in Supply […]. Featured Talent Mgmt critical supply chain skills shortage MicroMasters in Supply Chain Management MIT Center Transportation & Logistics online education Supply chain analytics course

Supply Chain Career Changes – How to Get In, Get On, and Get What You Want

Logistics Bureau

Through its extensive span of activities, the supply chain sector offers wide-ranging possibilities for employment and career progression. The role of supply chain workers, simply put, is to contribute to or manage the process of producing the right amount of the right goods and getting them to the end-customer at the right time, ensuring customer satisfaction while being profitable. This adds up to considerable potential for varied and satisfying supply chain careers.

Summer Reading Guide 2017

Inbound Logistics

Here’s a list of books that will help keep your logistics and supply chain skills sharp

Is Logistics Outsourcing Right for Your Company?

Supply Chain Movement

More shippers today appear to be outsourcing some or all of their logistics. How does a company decide that outsourcing logistics is the right choice? Robinson help companies simplify their global supply chains. Skilled employees apply deep knowledge of market conditions and proven processes to solve transportation problems. Integrated technology gathers data from all parts of the supply chain and provides full visibility to orders and costs.

The Future of Supply Chain Belongs to Those Who Can Find the Talent!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out The Supply Chain Game Changer Job Board! Supply Chain Managers have a full plate. They must oversee inbound and outbound inventory, manage warehouse space , consider order processing, handle employee complaints, report to stakeholders, supervise new system implementation and address the looming skills gap. Their duties are integral to the future of supply chain management, and out of these issues, a key problem arises. Subscribe Here!

Why is Supply Chain Such a Great Career Path?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. What is Supply Chain Management (SCM)? When I started my career the term “Supply Chain” had just been coined. As such it was many years before I actually heard of the term “Supply Chain Management” Regardless I pursued my interests and took on an increasingly diverse set of progressive jobs as time went on. What Makes Supply Chain Special? Subscribe Here!

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Supply Chain Risk Management is a Cirque Du Soleil Calibre Act!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Is Your Supply Chain Ready To Recover? Supply Chain Professionals, although not usually theatrical, also work in an environment in which they are managing a tremendous amount of risk. What are the risks that Supply Chain people deal with every day and what is Supply Chain Risk Management? Supply Chain Risk Management. Types of Supply Chain Risk. Subscribe Here!

Digital Supply Chain Predictions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Digital Supply Chain Road is Full of Potholes, Construction and Accidents! Digital Supply Chain predictions article and permission to publish here provided by Michael Gaughan at land-link.com. Subscribe Here!

Are We Facing the End of Supply Chain Management?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Blog post originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Argentus at [link] , a boutique recruitment firm focused on Supply Chain and Procurement. Is Your Supply Chain Ready To Recover? A new article in Harvard Business Review has been generating some automation-related controversy in the Supply Chain Community, as well as lots of buzz and interesting conversation. So is Supply Chain Management on death’s door?

The Supply Chain Game Changer Job Board!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Quantum Leap to the Top 10 Supply Chain Skills of the Future! . We’ve just introduced a new Job Board here at Supply Chain Game Changer! Given that Supply Chain is such a preeminent part of the employment landscape in every country, in every industry, and in every aspect of the global economy, we concluded that it was most appropriate to help our Supply Chain colleagues in every way possible. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Imagining the Supply Chain of the Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Technologies Reshaping the Global Digital Supply Chain! Imagine what the future will look like in Supply Chain! There are articles which describe what the future of Supply Chain will be like in 2020, 0r 2025, or even 2030. The technologies that we are familiar with today, whether they are already in use in our companies, aspirational capabilities or part of some far reaching strategy, provide the platform for the Supply Chain of the future.

Preparing Your Business for the Digital Supply Chain

Oracle SCM

By Mike Mortson , CEO, Supply Chain Game Changer. Supply chain professionals are hiking their spending on supply chain innovation—substantially. Most supply chain leaders recognize that it’s an incredibly exciting time to be working in the field. Certainly, they recognize that the digital supply chain is the future—that everything around us is either digitized or will be digitized.

The 5 Minute Job Interview Success Tips!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Supply Chain Hiring Environment. Supply Chain is an area in high, and ever increasing demand. Whether you are in Logistics, Distribution, Transportation, Procurement, Purchasing, Planning, Warehousing, Management, and more your skills will become harder and harder for employers to find. appeared first on Supply Chain Game Changer™. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Screen Time! Is That Enough To Be Good In Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out Quantum Leap to the Top 10 Supply Chain Skills of the Future! But for those who are learning about Supply Chain, or any other profession for that matter, is it best to acquire that learning and gain that experience just by watching screens? Or is it better in Supply Chain to learn based on actual physical experiences and interactions? The reality is you can no longer work in or run a Supply Chain without looking at screens.

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Our 2017 Top 10 List! – Part 2

Supply Chain Game Changer

They include individuals new to Supply Chain as well as Industry leaders and everyone in between. But they all have a common interest in Supply Chain, Operations, Business, Leadership, Change Management, Human Resources, Transformation, and Technology. Supply Chain 4.0! Disruptive Technologies = Digital Supply Chain! Technology has become a very large theme in the Supply Chain arena. Supply Chain 4.0

Spotlighting Import/Export Professionals!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Customs experts are an often unsung, but important, part of strategic Logistics operations. On the Argentus blog, we support our recruitment business by shining the light on all things Supply Chain Management. With a particular focus on talent issues, we give our perspective on developing trends in the field, emerging technologies, changing skill profiles, and hiring strategies. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Supply Chain Education and Certification – What’s Missing?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Quantum Leap to the Top 10 Supply Chain Skills of the Future! The phrase “Supply Chain Management” was originally coined by Keith Oliver in 1982 and subsequently gained increasing popularity as its usage was proliferated in books and language. That was the start of Supply Chain education. What is missing in Supply Chain education and certification? Subscribe Here!

Attracting Talent To Your Supply Chain

Elementum

In a market where consumers are demanding instant gratification from brands, the importance of supply chain to a business’s success has never been greater. With the “first generation” of supply chain experts preparing to retire, businesses will need to invest in new talent to fill roles across logistics, operations, planning, procurement, and more. What should the supply chain industry be doing to encourage the best talent?

The Digital Supply Chain Road is Full of Potholes, Construction and Accidents!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Digital Supply Chain (SC 4.0) The Digital Supply Chain , or Supply Chain 4.0, Enabled by highly publicized technologies such as Blockchain , Big Data , the Internet of Things , Autonomous Vehicles , Cloud Computing , Artificial Intelligence , Virtual/ Augmented Reality , 3D Printing and more the Digital Supply Chain holds great promise and exciting opportunities. Subscribe Here!

As Europe Rebounds Supply Chain Continues to Shine

Supply Chain @ MIT

Zaragoza, Spain, where the Zaragoza Logistics Center is based, an employment bright spot in Europe. The unemployment rate in Europe is around 12% and in Spain is about 25%, yet the current jobless rate for graduates of the MIT Zaragoza Master in Logistics and Supply Chain Management program in Zaragoza, Spain, is zero. The program’s exceptional performance is testament to the robust demand for skilled supply chain professionals. Bucking the trend.

How to Attract the Best Talent to Your Supply Chain

Elementum

In a market where consumers are demanding instant gratification from brands, the importance of supply chain to a business’s success has never been greater. However, a shortage of certified supply chain professionals remains a problem for the industry. With the “first generation” of supply chain professionals preparing to retire, businesses will need to invest in new talent to fill roles across logistics, operations, planning, procurement, and more.

Trends and Predictions 2020: Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

One area in which there is no shortage predictions is the supply chain. Simon Ellis, Vice President of IDC Manufacturing Insights, observes, “The supply chain continues to undergo almost unparalleled levels of change. The supply chain has increasingly become a critical function for companies to realize their business aspirations and is a competitive weapon in the modern, digital economy.”[1]. Supply chain trends.

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Talent-Driven Changes in the Managed Services Market

TMC

There have been many studies of the scarcity of talent faced by the supply chain management profession. i] Only 45% of supply chain and 40% of procurement executives were extremely or very confident that their supply chain organizations have the competencies they need today. Also, these shippers often need specific types of consultancy to help them in areas such as automation, aligning with their carrier bases, and improving supply chain visibility.

The Future of Supply Chains Falls to Younger Workers and Robots

Enterra Insights

By any measure, today’s supply chains are remarkable accomplishments. They often span the globe and, despite often requiring hundreds of transactions, shipments move through the supply chain keeping store shelves stocked and consumers happy. Supply chains have been around since the earliest human settlements began trading goods. ” The need for a new supply chain workforce. Growing skills gap.

Preparing Business for the Digital Supply Chain! (Oracle Interviews Mike Mortson)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Imagining the Supply Chain of the Future! Mike Mortson was recently interviewed by Oracle as a part of their Global Supply Chain Influencer program. This article was posted on Oracle’s Supply Chain Management blog. Supply chain professionals are hiking their spending on supply chain innovation—substantially. The Digital Supply Chain (SC 4.0)

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Mike Croza, Founder and Managing Partner of Supply Chain Alliance!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Supply Chain as a Service (SCaaS)! At Supply Chain Game Changer we believe in sharing experiences and expertise from people in every industry and from across the globe. As such we have introduced our “Seasoned Leadership in Action™” Interview series at Supply Chain Game Changer. This interview is with Mike Croza, Founder and Managing Partner at Supply Chain Alliance.