All Supply-chain-management Posts

8 Different Supply Chain Careers: What Are Your Options?

Jun 21, 2021 8:26:35 AM

Supply chain management is a vast field. Think about the process a single piece of clothing or technology goes through, from point of origin to your local store shelf. 

There are raw materials to source, a manufacturing process, warehousing, distribution, global transportation logistics, and local delivery networks.  

At each stage, there are contracts to be made, negotiations, problem-solving, costs to manage, orders to track, and clients to update. 

Supply chain management is a highly complex, global industry with many areas of specialization and potential career paths. 

Is Supply Chain Management a Good Career Choice? 6 Things to Consider

Jun 22, 2020 1:56:56 PM

Photo: Supply chain coordinators at a freight transportation and distribution warehouse

Updated June 2021.

Perhaps a more accurate title for this blog post would be: “Is Supply Chain Management a Good Career Choice...For You.” 

Because “good” is obviously a relative term and there's no easy answer.

Some people choose a career based on demand and salary. Others are looking for a challenge or something they really feel passionate about.

In some cases, fast training is the top priority.

It really depends on how you define "good" and what's important to you.

So, in this post we’re covering all the bases.

We’ll break down how the supply chain industry works, training programs, career options, certifications, advancement opportunities, salaries, and required skills. 

Is supply chain management the right career for you? These are the 6 points you should consider when making your decision.

Considering Supply Chain Management? Meet the Teacher, Tour our Program

Nov 21, 2019 12:41:57 PM

William Rapisarda teaches the online Supply Chain Management program at Herzing, and is an Associate Category Manager with Cabela's Canada

We started offering a Supply Chain Management program at Herzing a couple of years ago, when we saw big demand in the field across Manitoba.

But the truth is, not many people are aware of how fast this industry is growing...or what supply chain management even is!

We got so many questions about the training, career path, and job options that we decided to bring in an expert to answer them.

Who better to ask than William Rapisarda? He teaches the Supply Chain Management program at Herzing and has been working in the field for almost 25 years.

Considering Supply Chain Management Training? Expert Advice for New Students

Aug 24, 2018 12:41:41 PM

When we asked who would be the best person to advise students considering supply chain careers in Manitoba, Rick Reid was the obvious choice.

Rick is the Executive Director of the Supply Chain Management Association of Manitoba (SCMA MB).

The SCMA is Canada’s largest association for supply chain management professionals, with regional offices all across the country. To date, the Association represents 7,500 members working in sourcing, procurement, logistics, inventory, and contract management. 

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