Interested in Working As Part of A Supply Chain?

What is Supply Chain?

A supply chain begins with the customer, and is focused on meeting his or her needs. The number of different parties involved in filling a simple customer request may surprise you—it includes manufacturers, suppliers, transporters, warehouses, wholesalers, and retailers; all leading back to the customer.

The supply chain isn’t only about moving a physical product, either. It involves the flow of money and information, in all directions of the supply chain. In fact, it would probably be more accurate to call it a “supply web,” with the customer at the center of an Omni-Channel system.

What does supply chain include from day to day?

A person who works with supply chains helps to ensure the whole process runs smoothly. This involves things like:

·         Monitoring the amount of stock

·         Replenishing depleted stock

·         Planning deliveries and shipments

·         Tracking the arrival of shipments

·         Organizing and facilitating the ordering process

·         Overseeing packaging and distribution

Once you’ve worked your way into a management position, your job will include things like motivating employees who work under you, as well as hiring new staff.

Basic requirements to be hired in supply chain

A degree in logistics can help you secure a job in supply chain management, but it’s also possible to work your way up from a more entry-level position. These basic skills are vital to working in supply chain:

·         Planning skills

·         Ability to work unsupervised

·         Ability to lead a team

·         A good grasp of geography

·         Knowledge of how to use spreadsheets and other IT programs

·         Ability to work well under pressure

Work with The Apparel Group!

If you think you have what it takes to work in the supply chain industry, contact The Apparel Group today!

Posted: 5/20/2014 10:00:38 AM by Global Administrator | with 0 comments
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