Supply chain professionals manage the conversion, storage, and movement of materials and products between manufacturers and consumers.
Bachelor’s degree in business or a related field
What Supply Chain Professionals Do
Supply chain professionals oversee activities including product development, production, information systems, transportation, and day-to-day logistics of manufacturing plants.
Who Should Become a Supply Chain Professional?
The best supply chain professionals are organized individuals with strong planning skills, ability to lead and motivate people, communication skills, and problem-solving skills. Supply chain professionals also should be able to understand how all parts of a business work together collectively and to spot trends.
How Do I Become a Supply Chain Professional?
Professional certification is available for supply chain professionals who wish to advance their careers. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) in Arizona offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) designation to individuals with at least three years of full-time experience in supply management positions and have an accredited bachelor’s degree. Supply chain leadership positions have become more prestigious in many companies and play a pivotal role in these companies’ success.