As the business world evolves, so do the skills companies seek in graduates of supply chain programs. Today’s supply chain leaders need to understand technology, analytics, operations, and strategy, as well as resilience and risk management.
If there's one immutable truth in the world of logistics, it's this: LTL is an inherently complex form of transportation. The solution to this knowledge gap has historically been on-the-job training, but there is now a pressing need for third-party, remote training that prepares logistics workers for transportation success.
2021 will be remembered for labor challenges and shifts in thinking about employee engagement. These supply chain companies are leaning into educational opportunities and the profession’s societal impact to attract workers and increase job satisfaction.
Leading professors provide a map for navigating the labyrinth of post-pandemic supply chain education.
Supply chain education has transformed with the pandemic, and there’s no looking back. These new programs focus on digitization, diversity and inclusion, and omnichannel strategies.
Professors at some of the country’s leading supply chain education programs joined Inbound Logistics for a conversation about how they are preparing the next generation of professionals, whether they come from business programs or engineering schools, for tomorrow’s challenges.
Give yourself an excuse to stay inside and open up a book you've been meaning to read. These titles will help you catch up on the latest deep dives into the world of logistics.
At the semi-yearly Connections and Jump Start SMC³ logistics education conference, industry stakeholders can learn from their peers about the latest advancements in logistics technology solutions, staying ahead of trends and preparing themselves for challenges ahead.
There are a multitude of resources available to help even the busiest logistics professionals hone their skillsets.
No matter how skilled or credentialed, today’s supply chain managers have a lot to learn–and a lot of ways to do so. With the marketplace growing more complex, continuing education professionals are introducing new programs and revising old standbys.
Online supply chain education is flourishing, with options ranging from one-off courses to certification programs to master’s degrees. The best option for any individual depends on career goals.
J.B. Hunt and University of Arkansas' innovation center will enable engineering, computer science, and business researchers and students to work with J.B. Hunt employees in finding solutions to real-world problems through innovative design and technology-driven supply chain solutions.
Inbound Logistics – in association with our partners at APICS – proudly announces its fifth annual $2,500 undergraduate scholarship.
Find the right solutions, carriers and partners to drive efficiency in your supply chain operations and enable your enterprise to navigate the twists and turns, ups and downs of the coming year.
A look at six key competencies that university-based programs foster in students to prepare them for careers in supply chain management.
Today’s logistics and supply chain management students are practical idealists, people who want successful careers that draw on their knowledge, skills and talents while allowing them to make the world — and the workplace — a better place.
Are you thinking about pursuing a certificate or certification in the supply management profession to enhance your knowledge and improve your career possibilities? Here’s a checklist to get you started.
Faculty members from some of the nation’s leading logistics and supply chain education programs share their thoughts about how higher education is preparing tomorrow’s professionals for the challenges ahead.
Take your logistics and supply chain career to the next level by understanding how your skills can impact an organization, networking with other industry professionals, and continuing to develop critical skills.
Some recent experiences provide hope that smart, dedicated and hardworking young professionals will fill the logistics talent gap.
When moving hazardous materials, shippers can’t just send them packing. From preparing for compliance to keeping employees in the loop, here’s how shippers plan for risk-free travels.
The supply management sector is becoming increasingly more strategic, requiring its professionals to develop new competencies while they are in the midst of busy careers. Here's how e-learning helps supply chain professionals stay competitive.
With schools across the country rapidly increasing the use of technology in the classroom, recent graduates entering into the logistics workforce expect similar atmospheres.
When it comes to attracting millennial job candidates, the supply management sector has a decided advantage, but how can companies retain them? Here are three actions ISM’s ML Peck recommends.
The accomplishments of the 2015 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars demonstrate that the future of the supply chain management profession is in good hands.
STEM disciplines broaden the field of logistics and industry standards by involving process strategies, planning, implementation tactics, and optimization in supply and demand. This is a fact students are recognizing and capitalizing on.
To excel in a supply chain management career, students and employees need broad knowledge and skillsets that extend across the entire supply chain function.
A solid foundation of supply chain experience and education is just the beginning. Supply chain practitioners need to periodically update their knowledge as well. Here’s how companies are getting with the program— customizing curriculums and encouraging employees to enroll in executive education programs.
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The key to promoting career opportunities in the supply chain is education, both in traditional and not-so-traditional ways.
It's important to stay up to date on supply chain and logistics developments. Here's a list of books on wide ranging topics.
Take these steps to help accelerate your logistics career.
Sean Smith, supply chain director at Agropur Ingredients, is always up for a logistics challenge.
Today, millennial and Generation Y candidates who have a supply chain degree or education can immediately fill a gap that previously took a senior person. But that's only part of the solution.
To avoid career stagnation and advance with your evolving interests and desires, take a proactive approach following these 10 tips.
Syfan worked with colleges and universities around its headquarters to develop a program to meet current hiring needs as well as build a foundation for the future.
While more people are earning supply chain management degrees and certifications, it hasn’t been enough to fill current needs. We need to do our part.
What makes one supply chain career move more impactful than another? We asked several supply chain professionals to share the moves that proved most significant.
Ever heard of an "always responder"? Take a look at the latest logistics terms and phrases in our lexicon.
Inbound Logistics readers share which supply chain insights they would you share with their younger selves in the March 2020 Good Question.
The optimal way to understand the intricacies of today's supply chain environment is to participate in an educationally focused transportation conference.
We asked faculty at four academic supply chain management programs to describe elements of a curriculum to prepare students for the supply chain challenges found in businesses today.
As logistics challenges become more complex and technology advances, ongoing education, innovation, and research on the part of logistics and supply chain firms has become a competitive imperative.
Learn about the terms and phrases popping up in the latest logistics conversations and hot topics.
What supply chain professionals can do to ensure that the skill set you've cultivated over the years is transferred to the next generation of practitioners.
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To attract women who want to pursue graduate degrees in supply chain management, the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics announced a new scholarship in partnership with AWESOME (Achieving Women's Excellence in Supply Chain Operations, Management, and Education), an industry-wide organization for senior-level women in the supply chain field.
The talent gap continues to be a concern in the supply chain/logistics sector. To help combat it, many universities and educational institutions are working to attract new students to the sector, and provide appropriate training. One such school is the University of Washington, College of Engineering-Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics master's program.
A Patterson, California, high school has an answer to the commercial truck driver shortage: kick young students' interest into high gear.
Companies concerned with cost control, competitive differentiation, and innovation are more than ever seeking professionals who can drive substantive change.
IL Editor Felecia Stratton was lucky to get an annual glimpse into the future of the logistics workforce—and can say with confidence that we’ll be just fine.
In today’s complex marketplace, supply chain professionals need a varied set of skills and competencies to help their employers succeed — everything from a strategic orientation to a comfort with data and an awareness of social and environmental obligations.
New technologies, consumer demands, and the rise of the mobile workforce are shifting the business landscape quickly, and specialized workers in supply chain and logistics are more valuable than ever. Use these tips to plan and attract the industry’s future leaders.