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Skills Acquired Through Coursework:
* Managing the entire supply chain
* Utilizing analytics for effective decision making
* Understanding themes and strategies relevant to supplier relationships
* Fulfilling the strategic objectives of a firm
* Analyzing and organizing processes
* Negotiating contracts
* Designing supply and distribution networks
Supply Chain Professions — Culture / Outlook:
The outlook remains strong for General Managers and Operations Managers. Compensation varies based on the region and organization. Hours can range from shift-based (less likely at MBA level but possible if managing a production site), to less predictable schedules with longer hours, depending on production deadlines and/or the organizational role. Positions are often office-based, with time spent completing spreadsheets, tracking schedules, and speaking with suppliers or various department managers. According to the Department of Labor, job growth is projected to be a bit slower for manufacturing, transportation, and warehousing, through 2024. However, the wholesale trade sector is expected to grow in the coming years, in addition to projected growth in management, scientific, and technical consulting services, to help with lowering costs and improving business operations.
Additional information about supply chain job titles and average compensation can be found at the website of Ajilon, a professional staffing agency specializing in supply chain and logistics roles.