A solid, functioning supply chain is crucial to any business. It is imperative that, when consumers order products, businesses are able to fill every order—on time.
So, what is supply chain management? Supply chain management is making sure the operations and production flow of a good or service, from concept to the final product or service delivered to the consumer, runs smoothly. People who work in this field have an understanding of how materials, assembly, transportation and more work together to get a product from supplier to consumer. Supply chain specialists must have good negotiation skills and can work with vendors to ensure the highest quality products at the best price.
Programs in this field, such as Fanshawe’s Business – Supply Chain and Operations diploma, offer courses in accounting, marketing, writing, purchasing, economics, negotiation and more. Fanshawe also offers Operations Management and Supply Chain Management – Logistics graduate certificates if you’re looking to explore a management role in supply chain management.
Supply Chain and Operations Careers
Career opportunities in supply chain and operations include:
- purchasing officer
- procurement coordinator
- logistics coordinator/dispatcher
- transportation scheduler
- warehouse supervisor
- operations manager
- production scheduler
- facilities manager
- operations analyst
- supply chain analyst