One area where jobs are in high demand is within the supply chain. While it takes many skilled workers to keep a warehouse and delivery operations running, there is currently a shortage of employees at the top, according to Supply Chain Brain.
Supply chains are becoming increasingly complex and a larger part of the entire business process. It takes a skilled manager who understands all aspects of the business and new technology to successfully run an operation. For many already working in the supply chain or those in school, this need for new talent provides an exciting opportunity.
Those new to the supply chain will need knowledge of suppliers, international trade, government regulations and even skills in customer relationship management. The supply chain is no longer a hidden and siloed part of a business. Consumers are more aware of where products originate and how items are manufactured. Likewise, C-suite leaders in the office are also far more in tune with the supply chain aspect of the business and need managers they can communicate with.
Harnessing New Technology, Insight
New supply chain managers will also need to embrace data collection tools that can help them analyze the many aspects of their operations and communicate with other decision-makers throughout the company.
Doing so will require access to data collection software than can provide real-time information about performance, suppliers and logistics. Managers who still rely on paper-based systems to track orders and merchandise will find themselves quickly behind the times. With advanced data collection, the resources of the warehouse can be directed so that employees are not wasting time redundantly inputting data and managers are not receiving outdated and inaccurate information.