Supply Chain Management Job Growth
Updated · Jan 04, 2011
When you think of fields where there just aren’t enough skilled candidates to go around, one that probably doesn’t come to mind is supply chain management, described in this Fortune article as the complicated, behind-the-scenes job of getting goods from one place to another, on time and on budget.
“A shortage of qualified supply chain managers right now, especially in global companies that must coordinate far-flung operations, can be traced to two factors.
“First, says Tom Kozenski, a supply-chain expert at consulting and training firm RedPrairie, most people still think of logistics — if they think of it at all — as a ‘non-sexy’ field centered on boring, low-paid warehouse work.
“And second, while perceptions haven’t changed much, the reality has: Making sure stuff gets where it needs to go, as cheaply and efficiently as possible, has evolved into a high-tech, high-stakes game that calls for a scarce combination of ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ skills.”