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Supply Chain Managers

Overview

Supply chain managers coordinate and manage the production, transportation, and delivery of goods and products. They oversee inventory control, purchasing, and product development. They analyze the production process and make recommendations to improve the efficiency of the workflow and quality of the products while cutting costs. They make sure there are sufficient materials and supplies on hand for production and that there is sufficient inventory to meet customers' demands.

Supply chain managers may have titles such as industrial production managers, distribution managers, or logisticians, depending on the company. The Department of Labor reports that there were 169,390 industrial production managers, 109,210 transportation, storage, and distribution managers, and 133,770 logisticians employed in the United States in May 2015.

Salary Range

$50,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

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Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Hands On

Organized

Problem-Solving

Career Ladder
Supply Chain Department Head

Supply Chain Manager

Assistant Supply Chain Manager

Intern

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