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The Supply Chain Careers Content Hub is designed to be an outlet of valuable content and information for supply chain students and professionals who are determined in making advancements within their supply chain careers.

Alongside, the Supply Chain Careers Content Hub is geared towards assisting employers with sourcing, hiring, and retaining top supply chain talent within their organizations.

Podcast: The Appeal of Careers in the Reverse Supply Chain with Elizabeth Maxted, VP & GM of Capital Assets at Liquidity Services

April 25, 2022
In this episode, Supply Chain Careers podcast hosts, Mike Ogle and Chris Gaffney sit down with Elizabeth Maxted. Elizabeth shares her supply chain career journey and provides her career influences and path from a business degree to the Corporate Executive Board organization to her current position.

Program Manager Job Description

April 21, 2022
A Program Manager is a high-level manager who has strong practical experience in project management gained through managing large and complex projects. The position titles of Program Manager and Project Manager may be used interchangeably at times, but there are significant differences between the two. Program management is a distinct discipline from project management. Projects are present in programs; however, there are roles within program management that are specific and require particular skills that differ from project management. Project management deals with outputs (i.e., products or deliverables), while program management deals with outcomes, which are a result of utilizing such outputs.

Continuous Improvement Director Job Description

April 15, 2022
A Continuous Improvement Director position drives implementation across the supply chain including development, planning, and execution of strategies and metrics for Lean principles. A Continuous Improvement Director leads the company initiatives to save cost, eliminate waste, prove customer satisfaction, reduce product defects and increase market share through the use of Lean Six Sigma tools and continuous improvement technologies. This role is responsible for managing and facilitating all Continuous Improvement initiatives and strategy for the company.

Demand Planning Manager Job Description

April 14, 2022
A Solutions Specialist works for suppliers or vendors of supply chain hardware and software solutions to help customers improve their supply chain operations. Solutions Specialists work closely with their own supplier company teams and with client teams to develop and install those solutions.

The Top Supply Chain Management Jobs

April 13, 2022
Outlined are the Top Supply Chain Management Jobs across the end-to-end supply chain. Including operations, manufacturing, and more!

Podcast: Pursue a Career That Makes You Happy - with Professor of American Public University, Oliver Hedgepeth

April 8, 2022
In this episode, Supply Chain Careers podcast hosts, Mike Ogle and Chris Gaffney break ground with Oliver Hedgepeth. Oliver shares his supply chain career journey and his passion for the growing areas of reverse logistics and artificial intelligence.

Solutions Specialist Job Description

March 29, 2022
A Solutions Specialist works for suppliers or vendors of supply chain hardware and software solutions to help customers improve their supply chain operations. Solutions Specialists work closely with their own supplier company teams and with client teams to develop and install those solutions.

4 New Job Postings on the Supply Chain Careers Job Board - Click to Apply!

March 28, 2022
Our Supply Chain Careers job board is a leading niche job board that covers the end-to-end supply chain. Here are 4 brand new supply chain positions that have been posted to our site just this week! Positions such as a VP of Supply Chain, and a Sourcing Specialist are featured!

Podcast: A Career In The World of Returns - with Returns and Remarketing Leader for HP, Julie Ryan

March 28, 2022
In this episode, Supply Chain Careers podcast hosts sit down with Julie Ryan as she shares her supply chain career journey and her experiences learning from leaders with integrity and a vision.

Continuous Improvement Specialist Job Description

March 17, 2022
In order for a company to stay on top of its game, it needs to be constantly looking at ways to perform more efficiently. Current processes need to be analyzed and changes made where improvements will optimize the organizational performance. A Continuous Improvement Specialist has this responsibility. A Continuous Improvement Specialist analyzes a company’s processes and makes suggestions on how to improve them, working with the Operations and Supply Chain teams in recognizing opportunities, making and implementing changes, and sustaining improvements. This position is most often found, but not exclusively, in a manufacturing company.

Logistics Coordinator Job Description

March 17, 2022
Efficient, smooth, and precise movement of a product from manufacturing to the consumer is essential in a well-run supply chain system. It is a dance involving many players with the Logistics Coordinator as the choreographer. The Logistics Coordinator is a critical role that gets a company’s product from production to the consumer in a timely manner. The person in this role oversees all aspects of a company’s supply chain, from the preparation to transportation and finally to delivery, ensuring the flow of raw materials and final products from suppliers to retailers and customers.

Sourcing Manager Job Decription

March 9, 2022
The Sourcing Manager has the overall task of maintaining the company’s supply chain and ensuring that the organization always has access to the tools it needs to deliver. Let’s differentiate between “sourcing” and “procurement.”

Supply Chain Manager Job Description

March 4, 2022
The role of a Supply Chain Manager carries the responsibility of overseeing and managing every stage of the production flow for a company. This includes purchasing raw materials, delivering those materials to various points, ensuring the company makes enough product to meet customer demand, and delivering the final product to the right destinations on time and within budget.

S&OP Manager Job Description

March 1, 2022
Top-tier companies that are successful in meeting demand with supply and maximizing profitability more than likely have a Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process that is actively managed. S&OP has grown into a major business process in order to manage the balance and trade-off between conflicting preferences of the supply and demand side of the supply chain. It is one of the most critical business processes used to achieve “best in class” performance for companies to consistently outperform competitors.

Podcast: Understanding the Total Picture of Supply Chain - with Office Depot Supply Chain Executive, Tray Anderson

February 25, 2022
Tray Anderson shares his passion for understanding the total picture of a supply chain and how his wide variety of companies and assignments have enabled that perspective.

Plant Manager Job Description

February 22, 2022
If your company manufactures and produces products, there is a person who is tasked with overseeing and managing the entire process in the plant–the Plant Manager. The role of a plant manager is critical to the successful production of the product being manufactured. There are a lot of moving pieces in the plant that result in production and the manager must be on top of all of it.

Supply Chain Analyst Job Description

February 21, 2022
The range of possible responsibilities for the position title of Supply Chain Analyst can be very broad and may be found in every part of supply chain and in every industry. This position naturally concentrates on understanding supply chains, but may be applied to purchasing/sourcing, production/operations, or logistics/distribution. A supply chain analyst needs to be able to access, interpret and leverage data to help companies make decisions for the sourcing, production, and distribution of products. They ensure that the company’s materials and products keep flowing and that supply meets the internal or customers’ demand, is delivered on time, and keeps the company on budget. They may evaluate supplier pricing, product mixes, or transportation costs, or possibly a blend of all these across the supply chain.

Industrial Engineer Job Seeker

February 15, 2022
In order for a company to be successful, which includes being profitable, processes must be lean. Waste in time and resources has to be minimal or eliminated entirely with efficiency as the primary goal. The Industrial Engineer is the person who has the task of making sure production is designed to be efficacious. Industrial engineers devise efficient systems that combine workers, machines, materials, information and energy to produce a product or provide a service. Their focus is to design and develop processes and systems that increase productivity and quality standards.

Building Your Virtual Supply Chain Career

February 10, 2022
More and more supply chain employers are finding ways to provide virtual career development opportunities. The growth and volatility along with the talent shortages in various industries and functions across the supply chain is forcing this adjustment. Does that mean you have a chance to grow your supply chain career virtually?

Demand Planner Job Description

February 8, 2022
Demand planning is a supply chain management process that forecasts demand for products to ensure they can be available and delivered for customers. The goal is to hit a balance between having sufficient inventory levels to meet customer needs without having a surplus. A Demand Planner helps to ensure that these levels are consistently met in a cost effective manner.

Procurement Specialist Job Description

February 3, 2022
The Procurement Specialist is an integral position in facilitating the timely delivery of goods and services while keeping costs as low as possible.. Employees specializing in procurement manage vendor relationships and oversee order placement.

Podcast: Connecting Companies with Students & Universities - with Executive Director of Career Management, Toni Rhorer

February 3, 2022
Toni Rhorer provides her unique perspective about how to connect industry and students through university career services!

Supply Chain Planner Job Description

January 25, 2022
Any organization that has an inventory of products must plan and account for them. For example, a manufacturing plant isn’t able to make products if it doesn’t have sufficient parts. A store can’t sell merchandise if it doesn’t have supply to meet the demand. It is critical to track and manage what is needed and what is available at all times. This is the responsibility of the Supply Chain Planner.

Coca-Cola Supply Chain Executive Joins Supply Chain Careers

January 21, 2022
Coca-Cola Supply Chain Executive Joins Startup Supply Chain Business. Chris Gaffney lends his supply chain expertise and leadership acumen to Supply Chain Careers, joining Founders Rodney Apple and Michael Ogle.

Employee Retention Strategies in 2022

January 17, 2022
We are at the beginning of 2022 and many pundits are making their annual predictions. I would like to do the same as a service to my fellow Supply Chain leaders: I predict you will lose one of your most valuable employees in 2022, but it does not need to happen.

Top 3 Podcast Episodes & Articles from 2021

January 13, 2022
Happy 2022, everyone! Below are the top 3 podcasts and articles from our first year in business! Feel free to revisit these gems and consult the treasure trove of career advancement tips and resources in our Content Hub. Thanks for making 2021 a huge success! Stay tuned for lots more exciting developments from our team and our content hub!

Podcast: Moving from the Marines into Supply Chain - with Director of Distribution, Andy Bass

January 12, 2022
Andy Bass provides his thoughts on when he left the Marines to begin his supply chain career by loading trucks. Along with many other career insights into a successful career!

Transportation Manager Job Description

January 10, 2022
If you’re producing and moving goods, you need a transportation manager. These individuals handle and understand how goods are moved throughout the supply chain and all modes of transportation therein. A transportation manager has to be well versed in the mechanics and logistics of moving freight across all types of routes. Shipping, trucking, and railroad freight all come under the watchful eye of the transportation manager.

Podcast: Remote & Flexible Work - with Global Chief People Officer, Angela Jones

December 15, 2021
Angela Jones provides her thoughts as well on remote and flexible work, plus internal engagement, how to assess performance, and mentoring.

Warehouse Manager Job Description

December 13, 2021
Warehouse managers tend to work at a single facility, managing one or more aspects of the flow of goods, from incoming receipt of goods to putaway/storage, then picking, packing, and shipping of goods out of the facility. In addition to the flow of goods, some warehouse managers may have other responsibilities such as quality, yard management, information systems, or security. 

Second Round Interview Questions | How to Answer

December 2, 2021
Now that you’ve completed the first interview screen and have been contacted regarding the next round, it’s time to prepare for the second round interview questions. The questions in the second round can be much more in-depth than the  first round interview questions.

Podcast: Advancing & Transitioning Your Career - with Executive Career Coach Bob Ryan

November 30, 2021
Bob Ryan - talks with us about his mix of career experiences in supply chain and how it influenced how he works with executives developing their careers or looking for their next opportunity.

First Round Interview Questions | How to Answer

November 15, 2021
At Supply Chain Careers, we hear all sorts of anecdotes about the candidate interview experience. We also provide resources to prepare candidates and applicants for the supply chain interview process, including what sorts of questions to expect. Below are some of the most common first round interview questions and our insights on how to best answer them.

Top Warehouse Skills Sought After in Warehouse Managers

November 9, 2021
Possessing warehouse skills can offer lucrative internal promotions for warehouse operatives, in particular for those with the drive to advance their supply chain careers into warehouse management.

Podcast: Michigan State University Supply Chain Department - Judy Whipple and Kelly Lynch

November 9, 2021
Judy Whipple and Kelly Lynch, both staff members of the Michigan State University Supply Chain Management Department, talk with us about developing students within supply chain.

Podcast: Servant Leadership with SVP of Supply Chain - Steve Szilagyi

October 21, 2021
Steve Szilagyi, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain at MSC Industrial Supply Co. talks with us about his greatest lessons learned about servant leadership.

Podcast: Certified Resume Writer - Scott Singer

October 13, 2021
Scott Singer, Certified Resume Writer and Founder of Insider Career Strategies talks with us about different supply chain resume and job search strategies.

Podcast: Senior Operations Executive - Jeff Holcombe

September 30, 2021
Jeff Holcombe, Senior Operations Executive, talks with us about the importance of creating an environment where you can fail forward.

Podcast: former Fortune 500 Chairman, President and CEO - Neil Novich

September 21, 2021
Neil Novich, former Chairman, President and CEO of Ryerson, talks with us about different qualities sought-after in supply chain professionals.

Podcast: Supply Chain Planning Leader - Jeff Ziegler

September 16, 2021
Jeff Zeigler, Supply Chain Planning Leader, talks with us about transitioning through different supply chain industries.

Podcast: EVP of Supply Chain, at Penguin Random House - Annette Danek

September 8, 2021
Annette Danek, Executive VP of Supply Chain, talks with us about discovering an interest in the field of supply chain.

Podcast: former President & CEO, at Momentive - Jack Boss

August 31, 2021
Jack Boss, former President & CEO at Momentive, talks with us about the importance of international supply chain experience.

Podcast: Vice President, HR Business Partner at Shiseido - Jodi Gorenstein

August 25, 2021
Jodi Gorenstein, Vice President, Human Resources Business Partner at Shiseido, talks with us about self-awareness in career development.

Podcast: Director of Supply Chain Analytics at The Home Depot. - Gonzalo Cordova

August 11, 2021
Gonzalo Cordova, Director of Supply Chain Analytics at The Home Depot, talks with us about developing your own continuous professional improvement

The Hot Supply Chain Management Job Market: How to Take Advantage

August 9, 2021
The supply chain management job market is currently very hot and here are ways that you can take advantage of the increasing job market.

Podcast: Head of Operations for Clarity Cosmetics Inc. - James Jacobe

July 27, 2021
James Jacobe, Head of Operations for Clarity Cosmetics Inc. talks with us about the importance of creating a career plan.

Top Supply Chain Certifications, Certificates, and Other Credentials

July 26, 2021
These top supply chain certifications, certificates, and other credentials will get you noticed as a supply chain professional.

Podcast: Global Planning Leader at Westinghouse Electric - Steve Rudnicki

July 20, 2021
Steve Rudnicki, Sr. Manager, Global Supply and Scheduling at Westinghouse Electric talks with us about understanding new career challenges.

Older Workers: Positioning Yourself Effectively for a Supply Chain Job 

July 19, 2021
Reasons why age in the workforce can be a positive and how older workers can best position themselves for a supply chain job.

Top Jobs and Skills that are Transferable to Supply Chain

July 12, 2021
We highlight the top jobs and skills that are transferable to supply chain or manufacturing/operations careers.

Podcast: Managing Director at CBRE - Ben Cook

July 8, 2021
Ben Cook, Managing Director of Reliability and Maintenance Engineering at CBRE talks with us about learning how to lead rather than dictate.

8 Remote Supply Chain Jobs & How to Land Them

July 8, 2021
Different types of remote supply chain jobs along with how to land these remote supply chain, procurement, and logistics positions!

Podcast: Supply Chain Leader - Brad Taylor

June 30, 2021
Brad Taylor, Leader of Workplace Services of Radial talks with us about the value of having on-the-floor operations experience

How to Retain Supply Chain Talent - New Challenges & Solutions

June 28, 2021
We look at the cost of losing employees, the challenges involved, and new solutions on how to retain supply chain talent,

Podcast: Last-Mile Logistics Expert - Tim Dreffer

June 23, 2021
Principal and Last-Mile Logistics Expert with Aesculus Group LLC talks with us about how networking is a life-changing practice.

Podcast: Systems Engineering Director - Lowe's Home Improvement

June 15, 2021
Systems and Support Engineering Director with Lowe's Home Improvement talks with us about supply chain team dynamics & having fun.

Attracting Top Supply Chain Talent – Tips and Tactics for Success

June 14, 2021
Every supply chain is unique. They differ in many ways too, from organizational design, processes, systems, SKUs, performance, and many other attributes. But, one thing […]

Podcast: Industry Liaison - National Center for Supply Chain Automation

June 9, 2021
Industry Liaison for the National Center for Supply Chain Automation talks with us about advancing from an entry-level warehouse position to being a supply chain leader.

Podcast: COO at Lenovo - Renee Ure

June 1, 2021
Renee Ure, Chief Operating Officer at Lenovo’s Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG), talks with us about global responsibilities for supply chains.

Podcast: Reverse Logistics Association Executive - Tony Sciarrotta

May 25, 2021
Tony Sciarrotta, Executive with the Reverse Logistics Association, talks with us about building a career within reverse logistics.

Diversity in Supply Chain - (DEI) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Supply Chains

May 24, 2021
Managing diversity in your company’s supply chain workforce can be challenging. However, the overall benefits of a diverse workforce improve your company’s worth. In business, the bottom line indicates the health and […]

Podcast: Fashion Education Professional - Jacqui Jenkins

May 18, 2021
Jacqui Jenkins, Fashion Education Professional focused on Innovation and Strategy, talks about Fashion Supply Chain Management.

Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Career Paths

May 17, 2021
Strategic sourcing and procurement is a critical aspect of supply chain management. While supply chain management career paths are expansive, procurement career paths are also quite extensive as well.

Podcast: Principal at ECG - Chris Gaffney

May 12, 2021
Chris Gaffney, Principal at ECG. Former VP of Supply Chain & Logistics at Coca-Cola talks about using your relationship penny jar

Podcast: Education Executive - Kate Vitasek

May 5, 2021
Kate Vitasek, Vested Business Model Architect, and Faculty, Univ. of Tennessee talks about career surfing in supply chain.

How to Optimize Your Supply Chain Resume & LinkedIn - View the recap!

May 4, 2021
We have posted the recap of this webinar so the content on Resume and Linkedin Optimization can remain of value to you!

Podcast: Vice President at Fortna - Dr. Russ Meller

April 28, 2021
Dr. Russ Meller, VP of Solution Design and Research & Development at Fortna talks about hard and soft skills in supply chain.

Podcast: Vice President of Global Supply Chain at Amway - Deb Parme

April 28, 2021
Deb Parme, Vice President of Global Supply Chain at Amway tells us her story from transitioning from an accounting career to supply chain.

Podcast: Executive Director for the American Logistics Aid Network - Kathy Fulton

April 20, 2021
Kathy Fulton, Executive Director for the American Logistics Aid Network tells us how the collection of nonprofits works together to provide logistics services during disasters and crises

Podcast: Featuring Global Supply Chain Leader for Jones Lang LaSalle - Richard Thompson

April 20, 2021
Richard Thompson is a Leader for the Global Supply Chain & Logistics Solutions consulting team for Jones Lang LaSalle and he talks with us about the value of supply chain associations

How An Entrepreneurial Mindset Can Empower Your Female Workforce 

April 19, 2021
by Jeannie Andresen: Want to inspire more of your female workforce to rise to the C-level? Help them adopt an entrepreneurial mindset to make it […]

Outstanding Operations Leadership Program: O2L

April 9, 2021
Operations Leadership Program (O2L) – Introduction Extensive research on the performance of Fortune 500 companies has shown that the key to driving sustainable long-term performance […]

Podcast: Featuring SVP at McKesson - Ammie McAsey

April 7, 2021
Ammie McAsey, Senior Vice President of Customer Distribution Experience at McKesson Pharmaceutical Solutions and Services talks with us about advancements in supply chain leadership.

Podcast: Featuring - Brian Fugate

April 7, 2021
Brian Fugate, Department Chair of Gartner's currently #1 ranked undergraduate supply chain department will talk with us about how he got started in supply chain.

6 Tips for Establishing a Supply Chain Mentorship Program

March 25, 2021
Establishing a supply chain mentorship program is a proven way to attract, develop and retain talent. There are many benefits that are gained for both the […]

Understanding Supply Chain Functions

March 25, 2021
Keeping SCOR: A Good Way to Understand Supply Chain Functions Supply chains can be incredibly complex networks of companies worldwide that are transforming raw materials […]

Build Your Brand - It's More Than a Resume

March 25, 2021
What sources do you check out when you want to find out more about a person? It’s probably more than just one. Do you just […]

Building a High Performing Supply Chain Team

March 25, 2021
Building a High Performing Supply Chain Team We often hear that building a high-performance supply chain team is an essential ingredient to management and business […]

Using Supply Chain Career Services

March 25, 2021
Students – make your Supply Chain Career Services office one of your first steps in getting started on your supply chain career. And keep using […]

Building Your Supply Chain Resume

March 25, 2021
Your supply chain resume is the primary tool for obtaining your supply chain internship/co-op or landing a supply chain job after graduation.

Podcast: Featuring - Debbie Haseley

March 25, 2021
Debbie shares her career journey starting with two decades at Coca Cola where she moved from financial services to the North American Supply Chain, to the global supply chain.

Podcast: Featuring - Erich Wachendorf

March 24, 2021
Erich shares his career journey from the leadership lessons he learned while being a supply officer in the Marines to his first civilian supply chain position in operations at Target, to becoming SR Vice President of Supply Chain at Macy's

How to Find Supply Chain Internships or Co-ops

March 22, 2021
How Do I Find Supply Chain Internships and Co-ops? The first step in finding supply chain internships or co-ops is to know what you are […]

Why Get a Supply Chain Internship, and When?

March 22, 2021
Internships and co-ops are the best ways to get practical, highly-valued experience in supply chain. An internship (or two or three!) or a single co-op […]
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Podcast: The Appeal of Careers in the Reverse Supply Chain with Elizabeth Maxted, VP & GM of Capital Assets at Liquidity Services

April 25, 2022
In this episode, Supply Chain Careers podcast hosts, Mike Ogle and Chris Gaffney sit down with Elizabeth Maxted. Elizabeth shares her supply chain career journey and provides her career influences and path from a business degree to the Corporate Executive Board organization to her current position.

Program Manager Job Description

April 21, 2022
A Program Manager is a high-level manager who has strong practical experience in project management gained through managing large and complex projects. The position titles of Program Manager and Project Manager may be used interchangeably at times, but there are significant differences between the two. Program management is a distinct discipline from project management. Projects are present in programs; however, there are roles within program management that are specific and require particular skills that differ from project management. Project management deals with outputs (i.e., products or deliverables), while program management deals with outcomes, which are a result of utilizing such outputs.

Continuous Improvement Director Job Description

April 15, 2022
A Continuous Improvement Director position drives implementation across the supply chain including development, planning, and execution of strategies and metrics for Lean principles. A Continuous Improvement Director leads the company initiatives to save cost, eliminate waste, prove customer satisfaction, reduce product defects and increase market share through the use of Lean Six Sigma tools and continuous improvement technologies. This role is responsible for managing and facilitating all Continuous Improvement initiatives and strategy for the company.

Demand Planning Manager Job Description

April 14, 2022
A Solutions Specialist works for suppliers or vendors of supply chain hardware and software solutions to help customers improve their supply chain operations. Solutions Specialists work closely with their own supplier company teams and with client teams to develop and install those solutions.

The Top Supply Chain Management Jobs

April 13, 2022
Outlined are the Top Supply Chain Management Jobs across the end-to-end supply chain. Including operations, manufacturing, and more!

Podcast: Pursue a Career That Makes You Happy - with Professor of American Public University, Oliver Hedgepeth

April 8, 2022
In this episode, Supply Chain Careers podcast hosts, Mike Ogle and Chris Gaffney break ground with Oliver Hedgepeth. Oliver shares his supply chain career journey and his passion for the growing areas of reverse logistics and artificial intelligence.

Solutions Specialist Job Description

March 29, 2022
A Solutions Specialist works for suppliers or vendors of supply chain hardware and software solutions to help customers improve their supply chain operations. Solutions Specialists work closely with their own supplier company teams and with client teams to develop and install those solutions.

4 New Job Postings on the Supply Chain Careers Job Board - Click to Apply!

March 28, 2022
Our Supply Chain Careers job board is a leading niche job board that covers the end-to-end supply chain. Here are 4 brand new supply chain positions that have been posted to our site just this week! Positions such as a VP of Supply Chain, and a Sourcing Specialist are featured!

Podcast: A Career In The World of Returns - with Returns and Remarketing Leader for HP, Julie Ryan

March 28, 2022
In this episode, Supply Chain Careers podcast hosts sit down with Julie Ryan as she shares her supply chain career journey and her experiences learning from leaders with integrity and a vision.

Continuous Improvement Specialist Job Description

March 17, 2022
In order for a company to stay on top of its game, it needs to be constantly looking at ways to perform more efficiently. Current processes need to be analyzed and changes made where improvements will optimize the organizational performance. A Continuous Improvement Specialist has this responsibility. A Continuous Improvement Specialist analyzes a company’s processes and makes suggestions on how to improve them, working with the Operations and Supply Chain teams in recognizing opportunities, making and implementing changes, and sustaining improvements. This position is most often found, but not exclusively, in a manufacturing company.

Logistics Coordinator Job Description

March 17, 2022
Efficient, smooth, and precise movement of a product from manufacturing to the consumer is essential in a well-run supply chain system. It is a dance involving many players with the Logistics Coordinator as the choreographer. The Logistics Coordinator is a critical role that gets a company’s product from production to the consumer in a timely manner. The person in this role oversees all aspects of a company’s supply chain, from the preparation to transportation and finally to delivery, ensuring the flow of raw materials and final products from suppliers to retailers and customers.

Sourcing Manager Job Decription

March 9, 2022
The Sourcing Manager has the overall task of maintaining the company’s supply chain and ensuring that the organization always has access to the tools it needs to deliver. Let’s differentiate between “sourcing” and “procurement.”

Supply Chain Manager Job Description

March 4, 2022
The role of a Supply Chain Manager carries the responsibility of overseeing and managing every stage of the production flow for a company. This includes purchasing raw materials, delivering those materials to various points, ensuring the company makes enough product to meet customer demand, and delivering the final product to the right destinations on time and within budget.

S&OP Manager Job Description

March 1, 2022
Top-tier companies that are successful in meeting demand with supply and maximizing profitability more than likely have a Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process that is actively managed. S&OP has grown into a major business process in order to manage the balance and trade-off between conflicting preferences of the supply and demand side of the supply chain. It is one of the most critical business processes used to achieve “best in class” performance for companies to consistently outperform competitors.

Podcast: Understanding the Total Picture of Supply Chain - with Office Depot Supply Chain Executive, Tray Anderson

February 25, 2022
Tray Anderson shares his passion for understanding the total picture of a supply chain and how his wide variety of companies and assignments have enabled that perspective.

Plant Manager Job Description

February 22, 2022
If your company manufactures and produces products, there is a person who is tasked with overseeing and managing the entire process in the plant–the Plant Manager. The role of a plant manager is critical to the successful production of the product being manufactured. There are a lot of moving pieces in the plant that result in production and the manager must be on top of all of it.

Supply Chain Analyst Job Description

February 21, 2022
The range of possible responsibilities for the position title of Supply Chain Analyst can be very broad and may be found in every part of supply chain and in every industry. This position naturally concentrates on understanding supply chains, but may be applied to purchasing/sourcing, production/operations, or logistics/distribution. A supply chain analyst needs to be able to access, interpret and leverage data to help companies make decisions for the sourcing, production, and distribution of products. They ensure that the company’s materials and products keep flowing and that supply meets the internal or customers’ demand, is delivered on time, and keeps the company on budget. They may evaluate supplier pricing, product mixes, or transportation costs, or possibly a blend of all these across the supply chain.

Industrial Engineer Job Seeker

February 15, 2022
In order for a company to be successful, which includes being profitable, processes must be lean. Waste in time and resources has to be minimal or eliminated entirely with efficiency as the primary goal. The Industrial Engineer is the person who has the task of making sure production is designed to be efficacious. Industrial engineers devise efficient systems that combine workers, machines, materials, information and energy to produce a product or provide a service. Their focus is to design and develop processes and systems that increase productivity and quality standards.

Building Your Virtual Supply Chain Career

February 10, 2022
More and more supply chain employers are finding ways to provide virtual career development opportunities. The growth and volatility along with the talent shortages in various industries and functions across the supply chain is forcing this adjustment. Does that mean you have a chance to grow your supply chain career virtually?

Demand Planner Job Description

February 8, 2022
Demand planning is a supply chain management process that forecasts demand for products to ensure they can be available and delivered for customers. The goal is to hit a balance between having sufficient inventory levels to meet customer needs without having a surplus. A Demand Planner helps to ensure that these levels are consistently met in a cost effective manner.

Procurement Specialist Job Description

February 3, 2022
The Procurement Specialist is an integral position in facilitating the timely delivery of goods and services while keeping costs as low as possible.. Employees specializing in procurement manage vendor relationships and oversee order placement.

Podcast: Connecting Companies with Students & Universities - with Executive Director of Career Management, Toni Rhorer

February 3, 2022
Toni Rhorer provides her unique perspective about how to connect industry and students through university career services!

Supply Chain Planner Job Description

January 25, 2022
Any organization that has an inventory of products must plan and account for them. For example, a manufacturing plant isn’t able to make products if it doesn’t have sufficient parts. A store can’t sell merchandise if it doesn’t have supply to meet the demand. It is critical to track and manage what is needed and what is available at all times. This is the responsibility of the Supply Chain Planner.

Coca-Cola Supply Chain Executive Joins Supply Chain Careers

January 21, 2022
Coca-Cola Supply Chain Executive Joins Startup Supply Chain Business. Chris Gaffney lends his supply chain expertise and leadership acumen to Supply Chain Careers, joining Founders Rodney Apple and Michael Ogle.

Employee Retention Strategies in 2022

January 17, 2022
We are at the beginning of 2022 and many pundits are making their annual predictions. I would like to do the same as a service to my fellow Supply Chain leaders: I predict you will lose one of your most valuable employees in 2022, but it does not need to happen.

Top 3 Podcast Episodes & Articles from 2021

January 13, 2022
Happy 2022, everyone! Below are the top 3 podcasts and articles from our first year in business! Feel free to revisit these gems and consult the treasure trove of career advancement tips and resources in our Content Hub. Thanks for making 2021 a huge success! Stay tuned for lots more exciting developments from our team and our content hub!

Podcast: Moving from the Marines into Supply Chain - with Director of Distribution, Andy Bass

January 12, 2022
Andy Bass provides his thoughts on when he left the Marines to begin his supply chain career by loading trucks. Along with many other career insights into a successful career!

Transportation Manager Job Description

January 10, 2022
If you’re producing and moving goods, you need a transportation manager. These individuals handle and understand how goods are moved throughout the supply chain and all modes of transportation therein. A transportation manager has to be well versed in the mechanics and logistics of moving freight across all types of routes. Shipping, trucking, and railroad freight all come under the watchful eye of the transportation manager.

Podcast: Remote & Flexible Work - with Global Chief People Officer, Angela Jones

December 15, 2021
Angela Jones provides her thoughts as well on remote and flexible work, plus internal engagement, how to assess performance, and mentoring.

Warehouse Manager Job Description

December 13, 2021
Warehouse managers tend to work at a single facility, managing one or more aspects of the flow of goods, from incoming receipt of goods to putaway/storage, then picking, packing, and shipping of goods out of the facility. In addition to the flow of goods, some warehouse managers may have other responsibilities such as quality, yard management, information systems, or security. 

Second Round Interview Questions | How to Answer

December 2, 2021
Now that you’ve completed the first interview screen and have been contacted regarding the next round, it’s time to prepare for the second round interview questions. The questions in the second round can be much more in-depth than the  first round interview questions.

Podcast: Advancing & Transitioning Your Career - with Executive Career Coach Bob Ryan

November 30, 2021
Bob Ryan - talks with us about his mix of career experiences in supply chain and how it influenced how he works with executives developing their careers or looking for their next opportunity.

First Round Interview Questions | How to Answer

November 15, 2021
At Supply Chain Careers, we hear all sorts of anecdotes about the candidate interview experience. We also provide resources to prepare candidates and applicants for the supply chain interview process, including what sorts of questions to expect. Below are some of the most common first round interview questions and our insights on how to best answer them.

Top Warehouse Skills Sought After in Warehouse Managers

November 9, 2021
Possessing warehouse skills can offer lucrative internal promotions for warehouse operatives, in particular for those with the drive to advance their supply chain careers into warehouse management.

Podcast: Michigan State University Supply Chain Department - Judy Whipple and Kelly Lynch

November 9, 2021
Judy Whipple and Kelly Lynch, both staff members of the Michigan State University Supply Chain Management Department, talk with us about developing students within supply chain.

Podcast: Servant Leadership with SVP of Supply Chain - Steve Szilagyi

October 21, 2021
Steve Szilagyi, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain at MSC Industrial Supply Co. talks with us about his greatest lessons learned about servant leadership.

Podcast: Certified Resume Writer - Scott Singer

October 13, 2021
Scott Singer, Certified Resume Writer and Founder of Insider Career Strategies talks with us about different supply chain resume and job search strategies.

Podcast: Senior Operations Executive - Jeff Holcombe

September 30, 2021
Jeff Holcombe, Senior Operations Executive, talks with us about the importance of creating an environment where you can fail forward.

Podcast: former Fortune 500 Chairman, President and CEO - Neil Novich

September 21, 2021
Neil Novich, former Chairman, President and CEO of Ryerson, talks with us about different qualities sought-after in supply chain professionals.

Podcast: Supply Chain Planning Leader - Jeff Ziegler

September 16, 2021
Jeff Zeigler, Supply Chain Planning Leader, talks with us about transitioning through different supply chain industries.

Podcast: EVP of Supply Chain, at Penguin Random House - Annette Danek

September 8, 2021
Annette Danek, Executive VP of Supply Chain, talks with us about discovering an interest in the field of supply chain.

Podcast: former President & CEO, at Momentive - Jack Boss

August 31, 2021
Jack Boss, former President & CEO at Momentive, talks with us about the importance of international supply chain experience.

Podcast: Vice President, HR Business Partner at Shiseido - Jodi Gorenstein

August 25, 2021
Jodi Gorenstein, Vice President, Human Resources Business Partner at Shiseido, talks with us about self-awareness in career development.

Podcast: Director of Supply Chain Analytics at The Home Depot. - Gonzalo Cordova

August 11, 2021
Gonzalo Cordova, Director of Supply Chain Analytics at The Home Depot, talks with us about developing your own continuous professional improvement

The Hot Supply Chain Management Job Market: How to Take Advantage

August 9, 2021
The supply chain management job market is currently very hot and here are ways that you can take advantage of the increasing job market.

Podcast: Head of Operations for Clarity Cosmetics Inc. - James Jacobe

July 27, 2021
James Jacobe, Head of Operations for Clarity Cosmetics Inc. talks with us about the importance of creating a career plan.

Top Supply Chain Certifications, Certificates, and Other Credentials

July 26, 2021
These top supply chain certifications, certificates, and other credentials will get you noticed as a supply chain professional.

Podcast: Global Planning Leader at Westinghouse Electric - Steve Rudnicki

July 20, 2021
Steve Rudnicki, Sr. Manager, Global Supply and Scheduling at Westinghouse Electric talks with us about understanding new career challenges.

Older Workers: Positioning Yourself Effectively for a Supply Chain Job 

July 19, 2021
Reasons why age in the workforce can be a positive and how older workers can best position themselves for a supply chain job.

Top Jobs and Skills that are Transferable to Supply Chain

July 12, 2021
We highlight the top jobs and skills that are transferable to supply chain or manufacturing/operations careers.

Podcast: Managing Director at CBRE - Ben Cook

July 8, 2021
Ben Cook, Managing Director of Reliability and Maintenance Engineering at CBRE talks with us about learning how to lead rather than dictate.

8 Remote Supply Chain Jobs & How to Land Them

July 8, 2021
Different types of remote supply chain jobs along with how to land these remote supply chain, procurement, and logistics positions!

Podcast: Supply Chain Leader - Brad Taylor

June 30, 2021
Brad Taylor, Leader of Workplace Services of Radial talks with us about the value of having on-the-floor operations experience

How to Retain Supply Chain Talent - New Challenges & Solutions

June 28, 2021
We look at the cost of losing employees, the challenges involved, and new solutions on how to retain supply chain talent,

Podcast: Last-Mile Logistics Expert - Tim Dreffer

June 23, 2021
Principal and Last-Mile Logistics Expert with Aesculus Group LLC talks with us about how networking is a life-changing practice.

Podcast: Systems Engineering Director - Lowe's Home Improvement

June 15, 2021
Systems and Support Engineering Director with Lowe's Home Improvement talks with us about supply chain team dynamics & having fun.

Attracting Top Supply Chain Talent – Tips and Tactics for Success

June 14, 2021
Every supply chain is unique. They differ in many ways too, from organizational design, processes, systems, SKUs, performance, and many other attributes. But, one thing […]

Podcast: Industry Liaison - National Center for Supply Chain Automation

June 9, 2021
Industry Liaison for the National Center for Supply Chain Automation talks with us about advancing from an entry-level warehouse position to being a supply chain leader.

Podcast: COO at Lenovo - Renee Ure

June 1, 2021
Renee Ure, Chief Operating Officer at Lenovo’s Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG), talks with us about global responsibilities for supply chains.

Podcast: Reverse Logistics Association Executive - Tony Sciarrotta

May 25, 2021
Tony Sciarrotta, Executive with the Reverse Logistics Association, talks with us about building a career within reverse logistics.

Diversity in Supply Chain - (DEI) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Supply Chains

May 24, 2021
Managing diversity in your company’s supply chain workforce can be challenging. However, the overall benefits of a diverse workforce improve your company’s worth. In business, the bottom line indicates the health and […]

Podcast: Fashion Education Professional - Jacqui Jenkins

May 18, 2021
Jacqui Jenkins, Fashion Education Professional focused on Innovation and Strategy, talks about Fashion Supply Chain Management.

Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Career Paths

May 17, 2021
Strategic sourcing and procurement is a critical aspect of supply chain management. While supply chain management career paths are expansive, procurement career paths are also quite extensive as well.

Podcast: Principal at ECG - Chris Gaffney

May 12, 2021
Chris Gaffney, Principal at ECG. Former VP of Supply Chain & Logistics at Coca-Cola talks about using your relationship penny jar

Podcast: Education Executive - Kate Vitasek

May 5, 2021
Kate Vitasek, Vested Business Model Architect, and Faculty, Univ. of Tennessee talks about career surfing in supply chain.

How to Optimize Your Supply Chain Resume & LinkedIn - View the recap!

May 4, 2021
We have posted the recap of this webinar so the content on Resume and Linkedin Optimization can remain of value to you!

Podcast: Vice President at Fortna - Dr. Russ Meller

April 28, 2021
Dr. Russ Meller, VP of Solution Design and Research & Development at Fortna talks about hard and soft skills in supply chain.

Podcast: Vice President of Global Supply Chain at Amway - Deb Parme

April 28, 2021
Deb Parme, Vice President of Global Supply Chain at Amway tells us her story from transitioning from an accounting career to supply chain.

Podcast: Executive Director for the American Logistics Aid Network - Kathy Fulton

April 20, 2021
Kathy Fulton, Executive Director for the American Logistics Aid Network tells us how the collection of nonprofits works together to provide logistics services during disasters and crises

Podcast: Featuring Global Supply Chain Leader for Jones Lang LaSalle - Richard Thompson

April 20, 2021
Richard Thompson is a Leader for the Global Supply Chain & Logistics Solutions consulting team for Jones Lang LaSalle and he talks with us about the value of supply chain associations

How An Entrepreneurial Mindset Can Empower Your Female Workforce 

April 19, 2021
by Jeannie Andresen: Want to inspire more of your female workforce to rise to the C-level? Help them adopt an entrepreneurial mindset to make it […]

Outstanding Operations Leadership Program: O2L

April 9, 2021
Operations Leadership Program (O2L) – Introduction Extensive research on the performance of Fortune 500 companies has shown that the key to driving sustainable long-term performance […]

Podcast: Featuring SVP at McKesson - Ammie McAsey

April 7, 2021
Ammie McAsey, Senior Vice President of Customer Distribution Experience at McKesson Pharmaceutical Solutions and Services talks with us about advancements in supply chain leadership.

Podcast: Featuring - Brian Fugate

April 7, 2021
Brian Fugate, Department Chair of Gartner's currently #1 ranked undergraduate supply chain department will talk with us about how he got started in supply chain.

6 Tips for Establishing a Supply Chain Mentorship Program

March 25, 2021
Establishing a supply chain mentorship program is a proven way to attract, develop and retain talent. There are many benefits that are gained for both the […]

Understanding Supply Chain Functions

March 25, 2021
Keeping SCOR: A Good Way to Understand Supply Chain Functions Supply chains can be incredibly complex networks of companies worldwide that are transforming raw materials […]

Build Your Brand - It's More Than a Resume

March 25, 2021
What sources do you check out when you want to find out more about a person? It’s probably more than just one. Do you just […]

Building a High Performing Supply Chain Team

March 25, 2021
Building a High Performing Supply Chain Team We often hear that building a high-performance supply chain team is an essential ingredient to management and business […]

Using Supply Chain Career Services

March 25, 2021
Students – make your Supply Chain Career Services office one of your first steps in getting started on your supply chain career. And keep using […]

Building Your Supply Chain Resume

March 25, 2021
Your supply chain resume is the primary tool for obtaining your supply chain internship/co-op or landing a supply chain job after graduation.

Podcast: Featuring - Debbie Haseley

March 25, 2021
Debbie shares her career journey starting with two decades at Coca Cola where she moved from financial services to the North American Supply Chain, to the global supply chain.

Podcast: Featuring - Erich Wachendorf

March 24, 2021
Erich shares his career journey from the leadership lessons he learned while being a supply officer in the Marines to his first civilian supply chain position in operations at Target, to becoming SR Vice President of Supply Chain at Macy's

How to Find Supply Chain Internships or Co-ops

March 22, 2021
How Do I Find Supply Chain Internships and Co-ops? The first step in finding supply chain internships or co-ops is to know what you are […]

Why Get a Supply Chain Internship, and When?

March 22, 2021
Internships and co-ops are the best ways to get practical, highly-valued experience in supply chain. An internship (or two or three!) or a single co-op […]
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