Supply Chain Managers
Also called: Supply Chain Manager, Supply Chain Director, Global Supply Chain Director, Supply Chain Vice President
In the Marine Corps: Distribution Management Specialist
What they do:Direct or coordinate production, purchasing, warehousing, distribution, or financial forecasting services or activities to limit costs and improve accuracy, customer service, or safety. Examine existing procedures or opportunities for streamlining activities to meet product distribution needs. Direct the movement, storage, or processing of inventory.
On the job, you would:
- Confer with supply chain planners to forecast demand or create supply plans that ensure availability of materials or products.
- Monitor forecasts and quotas to identify changes or to determine their effect on supply chain activities.
- Define performance metrics for measurement, comparison, or evaluation of supply chain factors, such as product cost or quality.
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
Arts and Humanities
People and Technology Systems
Ideas and Logic
People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
Electronic mail software
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
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