Distribution centers are driven by technology and focus on relationships with suppliers and customers. Safe and efficient practices are necessary to reduce errors, labor and cycle time, and increase accuracy and service.
Supply chain management is among the fastest growing career fields in the U.S., with high demand for knowledgeable professionals. Here are four reasons to actively seek out a career in supply chain management.
Successful supply chain management involves working across multiple functions, processes and firms to bring value to the end consumer, says Michigan State University Professor Judith Whipple.
Large retailers have seen sales at store locations dip significantly as they struggle to compete in light of consumers with ever-increasing options both online and in stores.
With a focus on sustainability, the NFL has taken steps to "go green" through the use of supply chain management. Read on to discover how the NFL is already accomplishing its goal, and what strategies they are using to reduce waste and improve stadium sustainability.
Supply chain professionals who can effectively optimize the end-to-end operations and be strategic leaders - also known as T-shaped professionals - are now in demand for their in-depth disciplinary knowledge, as well as their ability to see and influence the bigger picture.
The seafood industry is using traceability technology to boost transparency and efficiency along its supply chain. The challenge lies in getting companies to integrate new technology into existing processes.
Blended learning is a combination of schedule-friendly online courses and sessions of on-site instruction at a campus. The on-site sessions typically are scheduled for weekends and provide a hands-on learning experience with instructors and an opportunity to interact with fellow students.
Demand planning uses analytics that helps firms make smart decisions about inventory and production levels. Good demand planning is highly accurate, based on data and enhances profitability. But the process can be challenging.
The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management program includes tracks in Integrated Supply Chain Management and Value Chain Creation. The program combines online courses with three-day on-campus sessions for face-to-face learning.