Supply Chain and Information Systems Career Paths
Below are just a few of the many career paths you can take with a supply chain and information systems degree. Check out these websites to learn more about careers in your major!
The Materials Scheduler coordinates raw materials and inventory with production schedules. They ensure that the right amount of materials arrives at a production facility at the right time.
The Materials Analyst is responsible for managing inventory levels, coordinating with purchasing materials budgeting and forecasting, and warehousing, receiving, and scheduling.
The Production Analyst coordinates production schedules, forecasts labor requirements, maintains quality, determines material requirements and manages finished goods inventory/output.
The Logistics Analyst works on a wide range of functions including warehouse and distribution operations, forecasting, planning, logistics information systems, customer service and purchasing. Analysts devote much of their time to problem-solving, forecasting, and ensuring the operations are running within determined metrics.
In a logistics company or a transportation company, fleet managers play a pivotal role. The fleet managers are responsible for selecting and maintaining vehicles in order to keep deliveries and distributions on schedule and within its established budget.
A transportation manager ensures that shipments into or out of an organization are handled quickly, safely, and within budget constraints. This might include oversight of transportation equipment and personnel operated by an organization. These professionals might also coordinate with outside companies that provide freight services.
Supply Chain Consultant
The supply chain consultant is a professional hired by companies and organizations to manage and improve their supply chain processes. His or her responsibility is to oversee each part of the supply chain process, including the procurement of raw materials, production, distribution and marketing. Consultants are expected to develop business strategies that will minimize the cost of manufacturing and distribution, decrease the duration of the whole process and thus secure the highest possible profitability for the client.