These days there is a lot of chatter about the supply chain. There are massive delays and hiccups these days due to COVID-19 and so many other factors. But what is the supply chain? What does it mean, and who are the people working hard to get things back on track?
According to Investopedia, A supply chain is a network between a company and its suppliers to produce and distribute a specific product to the final buyer. This network includes different activities, people, entities, information, and resources. The supply chain also represents the steps it takes to get the product or service from its original state to the customer.
Companies develop supply chains so they can reduce their costs and remain competitive in the business landscape. But these chains, or steps required to get a product through production and into the hands of consumers, need someone to watch, develop and guide it.
That’s where a Supply Chain Manager comes in!
Supply chain management (SCM) is the centralized management of the flow of goods and services and includes all processes that transform raw materials into final products. By managing the supply chain, companies can cut excess costs and deliver products to the consumer faster. Good supply chain management keeps companies out of the headlines and away from expensive recalls and lawsuits.
There are five crucial parts of supply chain management, all controlled by the supply chain manager:
In just 39 weeks we’ll give you the knowledge and skills that you need to become job-ready in a career in supply chain management. For 35 weeks you’ll receive computer and technology training alongside industry-specific knowledge that will make your resume shine. Once your practical knowledge is established you’ll embark on a four-week practicum to put your knowledge into practice and gain real on-the-job experience.
You’ll also receive a student membership with Supply Chain Canada and advanced standing in the nationally recognized Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) program.
To be successful in this program and career you’ll need to work well in a team, keep cool under pressure, and be detail-oriented and on the ball! This program is great for:
It will be hard work but worth it in the end! Graduates of this program will find employment in a variety of positions including dispatcher, freight clerk, purchasing agent, inventory control clerk, and more!
Registration for our NEW Supply Chain Management Program is now open. To chat with one of our student services advisors and to register click here! We can’t wait to get you started on the career of your dreams.