As the supply chain changes and becomes more advanced, schools across the country are adding advanced degrees in supply chain management to help meet the demand. According to The Oregonian, Portland State University recently added a Masters of Science in Global Supply Chain Management to its catalog.
"Employers are looking for candidates with skills and insights into global economic systems," Pamela Dusschee, PSU's Graduate Business Programs executive director, said in a press release. "That's particularly true here in Portland, home to a large number of world-class companies competing in the international arena. This new graduate program already has their attention."
Supply Chains Will Benefit From Skilled Managers, New Systems
In addition to the growing need for more educated supply chain managers, manufacturing and distribution companies can benefit from new technology that helps them compete in the global market. Education in supply chains often focuses on new product innovation and analytics, which are changing the way decisions are made in the warehouse.
Automated data collection is one way of compiling more data analysis and can assist new supply chain managers in improving production, logistics, accuracy and costs. Embracing these new tools will be a necessity as the global supply chain continues to grow and advance.