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Don’t Make These Common Mistakes in Your Supply Chain

If you are a supplier, manufacturer or retailer, the supply chain is an important component of your business that needs to be taken care of and understood. For most companies, managing supply chains is often a challenge. Most of them miss the opportunities by failing to have a supply chain that adds value because their processes have many errors that cost the company its time and money. Even if your supply chain is doing well, you might still be missing some important opportunities for optimization. The more you can correct these problems and void mistakes, the more your company will get the most from supply chains. Before you can correct the problems in your supply chains, you must first identify them. Here are some common mistakes in the management of supply chains.

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Climbing the Supply Chain Career Ladder

Supply chain management is one of the careers that has grown over the years. A supply chain manager is an individual who oversees the ordering and delivery processes of raw materials, products and equipment, as well as other goods that a company needs to do business. A supply chain manager is a person responsible for linking different components of the supply chain, starting from negotiation with the supplier to placing orders, scheduling deliveries and ensuring the employer has all materials needed to meet the demand of the customer. For one to start a career in supply chain management, one should have a bachelor’s degree in business or management. Those with a master’s degree in business administration, especially in supply chain management, finance or engineering, have the upper hand.

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These Are the Most Common and In-Demand Supply Chain Job Titles


Supply chain jobs are becoming a hot commodity in today’s job market. These positions are becoming increasingly in demand and often require entry-level skills. The cost of hiring and training new hires is also high, with the average annual salary for a supply chain job reaching almost $100,000. The following are the most common supply chain jobs:

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These Are the Most Common and In-Demand Supply Chain Job Titles

Supply chain management is one of the fast-growing fields. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics projections, there will be a growth of over 5% in jobs in the supply chain management and logistics field between 2018 and 2028. Given the recent developments and the impact of COVID-19 on supply chains, the field is expected to grow even faster than anticipated as shopping moves online. This means that the number of employees in this industry will rise during this period. The jobs in this industry are evolving fast, forcing government agencies to change their methods of tracking employment data. For organizations and individuals, staying up to date with the job market will be useful in developing learning strategies and objectives. These are the most common and in-demand supply chain job titles you should look to this year.

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A Look at Current Supply Chain Issues

In an era where people have increasingly relied on e-commerce, where shopping is all about clicking and waiting for whatever you want, supply chain efficiency has become important than ever before. However, the challenges in the supply chain have made it hard to achieve absolute efficiency to the extent that it is a challenge to shop for some products. This had even become worse during the pandemic when there was a need for protective gear to fight the pandemic. 

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Managing Your Supply Chain Requires These 4 Things

One of the biggest sources of success in modern organizations is the effective management of the supply chain. In today’s competitive business landscape, this has become even critical than ever. Therefore, small businesses with little resources and large ones with better resources are always looking for ways to improve their supply chains, especially by enhancing their management, upgrading their existing supply chain tools, and implementing new systems that will allow them to stay ahead of competition. The rise of new trends such as outsourcing and lean manufacturing has made effective supply chain management crucial, while trade wars and their impact have made everything more challenging than ever. Here are four things you need to put into consideration while managing your supply chain.

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CrowdFarming is Changing the Way Europeans Purchase Produce

The world has begun to open-up as more people become vaccinated. Employees will return to the office, children to school, and vacations will resume. But that’s not to say the world we know it will return to “normal.” Instead, we will be faced with a “new normal.” This will affect how we spend our money and what we spend it on. Spanish brothers Gabriel and Gonzalo Úrculo are banking on it.

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Are These Challenges Facing You This Year?

2020 might have come to an end, but the challenges we encountered, most of which were occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic, are still here with us. Although there seems to be some glimmer of hope as the vaccine continues being manufactured, there is an evident increase in political divisions, increasing economic inequality, and challenges in education as well as other sectors. Although these challenges have adversely impacted everyone, not all have faced the same issues. Here are the top challenges facing you this year in the supply chain:

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These 4 Things Will Change Your 2021 Retail Year

The world is where it has never been before. Technology is advancing at an unprecedented rate, and the retail industry, just like any other industry, has become increasingly digital and online-based. With this new development, brick and mortar stores are facing their biggest challenge never witnessed before. For this reason, the traditional stores are shifting their activities online to meet the new demands. With the coronavirus pandemic now turning all sectors inside out, the changes are expected to be more than it has ever been experienced. The online retail industry is expected to increase than ever before as consumers choose to order products from the comfort of their homes safely. As the retail sector changes, so should your thinking regarding the same. Here are some things that will change your 2021 retail year:

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Strategic Paths to Supply Chain Growth

It is no longer a secret that supply chains have evolved into a more complex industry that ever. This can be seen in the changes that have occurred in the socio-economic and market dynamics, all of which are aimed at enabling organizations to respond to changing customer needs and outside-in demand-driven environment. Companies must now consider a host of new variables, such as the increasing protectionism and geopolitics. These factors are forcing most of the global supply chain players to re-examine the business continuity plans and risks and embrace new strategies in their sourcing approaches that will guarantee them growth. A strategic supply chain planning that factors in aspects of formulation of business strategy as well as the tactical aspects makes a supply chain firm more valuable. Here are some supply chain strategies that are designed to help supply chain companies grow amid the current competitive business environment.

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