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Supply chain management careers

Supply chain
in the spotlight

While the pandemic decimated many industries, supply chains found a moment in the spotlight — with organizations everywhere clearly demonstrating their critical role in keeping goods moving and society running. Along the way, supply chain professionals faced unprecedented trials, yet found exciting and innovative ways to unravel even the toughest challenges.

What is supply chain?

A supply chain is the entire process of making and selling commercial goods, including every stage from the sourcing of materials and the manufacture of the goods through to their distribution and sale.

What is Supply Chain?

Let the numbers do the talking

Data collected from over 2,000 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?

View the Supply Chain Salary and Career Report key findings.

Supply Chain Salary and Career Report

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

There is 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.

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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, 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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Women and supply chain

Women and 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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Where does ASCM fit?

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.


Coursework and Certification

Foundations of Supply Chain Management

This self-paced, user-friendly learning experience covers five different foundational supply chain courses, so it’s a great starting point for new supply chain professionals to begin building fundamental industry knowledge.

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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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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 and more. Add the certification upgrade to your membership to receive huge discounts on APICS certification courseware and exams.

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