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Transition into a supply chain career

Supply Chain
in the Spotlight

Millions of Americans have filed for first-time unemployment benefits since the coronavirus pandemic forced the U.S. economy to shut down in March of 2020. 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.

What is Supply Chain?

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."

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What is Supply Chain?

Let the numbers do the talking

In June, ASCM released the results of our 2020 Supply Chain Salary and Career Report. The data collected from over 2,400 U.S supply chain professionals shows that in addition to offering high salaries and good benefits, a career in supply chain offers job fulfillment, opportunities for advancement and a variety of work.

Interested to see how supply chain salaries measure up?

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Supply Chain Salary and Career Report

Career Resources

ASCM has compiled complimentary resources of extremely useful information to help you transition into the supply chain field.

How do I pivot my career? Where do I start?

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.

  • Explore the recommended skills and traits for a successful supply chain career. Learn More
  • Explore career paths and common job titles. Learn More
  • Interested in connecting with a supply chain professional? Learn how to transition your career today! Contact Us
Supply Chain Career
Supply Chain Workforce of the Future

Supply Chain Workforce of the Future

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.

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Which Certification Is Right For Me?

Which Certification Is Right For Me?

Deciding to pursue an APICS Certification is just the beginning. Get the necessary know-how to push your supply chains further through our comprehensive APICS training programs and certifications.

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Four Ways Women Can Find New Career Opportunities with Supply Chain

Four Ways Women Can Find New Career Opportunities with Supply Chain

Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE, ASCM chief executive officer was recently interviewed for the Training Magazine article, Four Ways Women Can Find New Career Opportunities with Supply Chain. In this article, Abe talks about how the social and economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have affected women in the workforce and the four ways they can transition into a new supply chain career.

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Find the perfect
supply chain job

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.

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Coursework and Certification

Basics of Distribution and Logistics course

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.

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APICS Certifications and Credentials

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.

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Supply Chain
News & Insights

Get the latest news on what’s happening in the supply chain industry.

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Where does ASCM
fit into this?

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.

Interested in joining ASCM?

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

Unemployed? ASCM is offering a limited time opportunity for members and non-members alike an ASCM Membership for six (6) months at a reduced rate!

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