The supply chain industry depends heavily on analysts, journalists, and educators to prepare professionals for a career and to keep us abreast of innovations and best practices. Analysts look across the industry, often with a focus on a particular part of the supply chain. Journalists tell stories and explain things in ways that are interesting and engaging to the supply chain community. And educators, well, they educate students, including executive education.
- Where do people learn about the supply chain … in the first place? … And how do they stay current with all … of the rapidly evolving technologies and trends? … It turns out our whole professional community … depends a lot on educators, journalists, and analysts. … They study what's happening in supply chains, … and then share what they've learned with the rest of us. … It might surprise you to know that there are jobs … for supply chain teachers even in some high schools. … And many community colleges and universities … have full-time teaching positions for supply chain faculty. … There are also private training companies … that offer certification training. … And there's a need for academic research … around supply chain management and engineering. … Now, if working in a university isn't your thing … then you can also do research … as an industry analyst or a consultant. … These folks look at company after company … studying trends and making recommendations … about how to make improvements. …
- Explain the best approach for transitioning into a supply chain position.
- Determine the types of supply chain jobs that are the best fit for a given set of skills.
- Interpret the knowledge and skills needed for a supply chain job.
- Describe how to use resources for building a career roadmap in supply chain management.
- Identify concepts in building a professional development dashboard.