Job training is vital to maintaining a skilled and properly credentialed workforce, and must be built into every budget.
Dr. John Fowler
Specialized supply chain management degrees allow experienced professionals to integrate SCM with related disciplines.
Investing in online training allows organizations to operate more efficiently and develop workers’ skills.
If you can’t find the logistics professional you want, train new hires or current employees in the skills you need.
Internships in supply chain and logistics organizations help students to evaluate the company’s nature, culture, work environment and career advancement opportunities, writes University of San Diego MBA candidate Sweta Ashwarya.
Supply chain jobs require that professionals master five core competencies, including global business leadership and integrated value chain design, writes Paul Dittman of University of Tennessee - Knoxville.
Juan D. Morales
Education providers are introducing supply chain education programs to prepare students to be the logistics and transportation executives of the future, writes Juan D. Morales of Stanton Chase International.
Dr. Jennifer S. Batchelor
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects increases in both employment growth and replacement needs within transportation and logistics occupations. Educational programs assist in filling these job openings with a skilled and knowledgeable workforce, writes Dr. Jennifer S. Batchelor, Program Director, Transportation and Logistics Management, American Public University System.
The right mix of skills, industry knowledge, and certifications can help launch a promising career in supply chain management, writes Dean Vella, University of San Francisco and Bisk Education.
Universities offering logistics education must understand industry’s evolving supply chain management needs, and develop a curriculum that produces supply chain talent that supports those needs.
Dr. Oliver Hedgepeth
Online education allows logistics professionals flexible access to broadening their knowledge of supply chain topics, writes Dr. Oliver Hedgepath, American Public University.
Companies responsible for shipping or carrying dangerous goods need qualified hazardous materials professionals, writes Anne Barry, Council on Safe Transportation of Hazardous Articles. The Blueprint for Success initiative strives to elevate recognition of the critical function performed by these experts.
Leo Espinoza of Korn/Ferry International discusses qualities companies look for in supply chain executives.
Dr. Carol Nappholz
Blended continuing education programs combine online and classroom instruction to give students the best of both worlds, writes Dr. Carol Nappholz of the Intermodal Transportation Institute at the University of Denver.
Jeffrey R. Brashares
Holding a local job fair is an innovative approach to helping displaced logistics professionals find new jobs.
Dr. Michael Reilly
The first step in making yourself a more valuable employee is boosting your supply chain management know-how. Continuing education programs can help, writes Dr. Michael Reilly of Ashford University.