Supply chain disruptions continue to impact the day-to-day lives of consumers. From baby formula to semiconductor chips, product shortages and delays remain top of mind for many. While some of these unforeseen circumstances are out of the hands of manufacturers, retailers, and logistics companies, there are steps they can take to make the supply chain move more efficiently. One step includes building a workforce that has the proper education in the supply chain — whether through undergraduate and advanced academic degrees, or professional development and skills learned in the field — and providing that workforce with the resources to continue to grow and learn as the industry changes.
Having a workforce that has the skills and knowledge not only to keep the supply chain moving but also to adapt quickly to changing environments is extremely important to the success of a company’s supply chain. And as consumer demand grows, so does the demand for skilled workers. As a result, new job openings are being listed, salaries for supply chain workers are becoming more competitive, and more and more schools are offering education opportunities for workers in the field.
According to Forbes, one of the newest MBA concentrations offered at schools around the country is supply chain management. Growing demand has triggered a need for top-quality managers to work in distribution centers and warehouses. Graduates can expect to see employment opportunities in logistics management, product buying, planning, and more once they enter the field.
Here at iGPS, graduates can find several supply chain career opportunities:
- Logistics management
- Business analyst
- Material handler
- Systems administrator
In addition to the great career opportunities, iGPS offers a tuition reimbursement program to provide financial assistance to employees that wish to further their education and has made investments in training and professional development programs for all employees. Investing in the personal and professional development of their workforce is a top priority for iGPS. It not only increases employee satisfaction but also ensures that the workforce has the updated skills and knowledge needed for the success of the supply chain.
Continuing Education in the Supply Chain
Providing your workforce with the opportunity to further their education and evolve with the changing market is equally as important as attracting skilled employees. Not only does this benefit the supply chain, but it also increases employee satisfaction and may make workers feel valued and supported. Partnering with third parties such as SMC³ can help companies provide continuing education resources to their employees. SMC³ is a freight optimization provider that offers online courses, conferences, and other networking opportunities to share their knowledge and experience throughout the industry.
As logistics companies, manufacturers, and retailers continue to face challenges, it is more important than ever that they seek opportunities to further educate their workforce. Workforce education and professional development to stay abreast of the latest technologies and innovations is critical to the success of the supply chain.
Companies committed to creating more optimized and efficient supply chains use pallet pooling solutions from iGPS. Our lightweight, recyclable pallet combined with our highly trained supply chain workforce can help improve your Total Cost of Business. For more information, contact us at 1-866-557-0047, email a specialist at [email protected], or visit our contact page.