Information about this exciting field:
A massive amount of products and services are moved, delivered, and distributed around the world today—from the supplier to the customer. The Logistics and Supply Chain Manager manipulates and directs the technology, information, and resources to get this demanding job done! Our fast-paced global economy has engendered the need for skilled individuals who are able to get raw materials and finished products from their points of origin to their intended points of consumption—with speed and precision.
Is this program for me?
Are you extremely detail oriented? Do you enjoy working with a variety of people? Can you keep your cool under pressure? Do you enjoy seeing “the big picture” when working on a project—seeing it through from beginning to completion? If so, this may be the program for you. Here are some qualities and skills that are essential for the successful Logistics and Supply Chain Management graduate:
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Leadership, decision making, and teamwork
- Excellent verbal and written communication
- Strong planning and organization
- Very detail oriented
- Effective analysis/problem solving
- Computer/software skills
- Strong math skills
- Ability to prioritize and meet tight deadlines
- Business Logistics
- Materials Management
- E-Commerce in Supply Chain Management
Where might I find a job?
The successful graduate may be hired to procure, transport, track, receive, store, or distribute merchandise for hospitals, restaurants, large and small companies, farms, wholesalers, retailers, importers, or exporters.
- Doug McElhaney