More than 40 million Americans have filed for first-time unemployment benefits since the coronavirus pandemic forced the US economy to shut down in March—representing nearly 20% of the U.S. labor force. The COVID-19 pandemic has put supply chain in the spotlight as people now realize the crucial role it plays in maintaining the flow of goods and services. Prior to COVID-19, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that demand for supply chain professionals exceeded supply by a ratio of six to one. As the workforce is reshaped by this pandemic, the need for supply chain professionals will only continue to grow.
A connected system of organizations, activities, information and resources designed to source, produce and move goods and services from origination to end customer. Supply chain management (SCM) is the active management of supply chain activities to maximize customer value and achieve a sustainable competitive advantage.
Read how ASCM’s CEO, Abe Eshkenazi, explains how "Supply Chain is Everyone’s Business."
ASCM has compiled complimentary resources of extremely useful information to help you transition into the supply chain field.
There’s a good chance that many of the skills you already have are transferable to working in supply chain. Careers in supply chain are available in a broad range of industries with a diverse array of functions.
What does the future of supply chain look like, and what skills do individuals need to lead their companies toward a better future? Presented by ASCM CEO Abe Eshkenazi CSCP, CPA, CAE. global Kent Brown, Practice Leader of the Supply Chain COE in North America for Korn Ferry (a professional recruiting firm), Korn Ferry and John Caltagirone, Executive Director, Supply and Value Chain Center at Loyola University.View the Webinar
Take advantage of advice and guidance from ASCM’s career coach, Rodney Apple. Through his insightful webinar, you can learn from his lengthy experience as a supply chain recruiter as he discusses how to transition into supply chain from a different area.
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Rodney Apple recently spoke with Editor-in-Chief of SCM Now magazine Elizabeth Rennie about career tips in the time of COVID-19.View Video Chat
The ASCM Job Board is the place to find supply chain roles in fields such as Logistics, Sales & Operations, Production, Inventory, Purchasing and more!
Search from over 2,000 jobs and internships in the supply chain industry.Find your next job
With distribution and logistics knowledge becoming even more critical amid the COVID-19 pandemic, this online FREE course will help you gain knowledge on fundamental concepts required to create an optimal distribution and logistics strategy, including distribution channel design, inventory management, packaging and material handling, transportation management, warehouse management, and much more.Access Course
APICS Certifications and the body of knowledge have been a global standard in learning and professional development for 60 years. Companies around the world recognize APICS certifications when recruiting and making hiring decisions.Learn More
The Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) is the largest nonprofit association for supply chain providing education, certification and career resources for a global community of supply chain professionals. ASCM is built on a foundation of APICS certification and training spanning 60 years. Now, ASCM is driving innovation in the industry with new products, services and partnerships that enable companies to further streamline their processes, secure their competitive advantage and positively influence their bottom lines, all while creating a better world through supply chain.
ASCM Members have access to exclusive benefits including career resources and networking opportunities. Members also receive discounts on conferences, educational programs, publications and more. Additionally, our PLUS Members receive huge discounts on APICS certification courseware and exams.Become a Member