Supply Chain – An Industry on the Rise
With the Baby boomer generation rapidly approaching the age of retirement, there is a critical need for the leaders of tomorrow to emerge from the shadows. Nowhere is that more apparent than the supply industry. As a $70+ billion-dollar industry, the opportunities are endless for a career in a growing and stable market. Whether you are fresh out of college, looking to make a career change, or are transitioning out of the military, we have a place for you with unlimited potential for growth.
What is the Supply Chain Industry?
If you don’t have an idea of what we do, or are looking for a market that is growing within the U.S, let us explain. The Supply Chain Industry is incredibly broad in that it offers career tracks in just about any professional discipline you can think of. CSCMP’s 2015 Distinguished Service Award winner,
Robert Martichenko, says it best: “In summary, what we do is create the environment so all the people in the world can have the right stuff, in the right place, at the right time, in the right quantity and the right quality, and all at the right price.” To reiterate, it’s the process of the production, shipment, and distribution of products, and covers everything from sales to inventory. This broad process is essential to businesses that produce and sell products, which means there are many positions needed to fill in the Supply Chain Industry!
What kind of jobs are available in the Supply Chain?
In an industry that is constantly evolving, there are many opportunities for success. Some career opportunities are, but not limited to:
- Inventory control
- Manufacturing supervision
- Materials management
- Product/service development
- Strategic sourcing
Career projections show the Supply Chain Industry as one of the fastest-growing sectors of the workforce. Whether you are an hourly employee, skilled tradesperson, or management, the opportunities are endless.
Why is the Supply Chain Industry Right for Me?
Thinking about the next step in your life is huge. The Supply Chain Industry is just that — HUGE! According to the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals 2017 Survey, 81% of young professionals working in the supply chain say that it was the right career choice. With over 600 ASA members in states across the U.S, outstanding career opportunities are available for you to build your career where you want to live your life.