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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.

  1. Supply chain managers

Supply chain managers will be in high demand as many companies build supply chain initiatives to meet the rising demands. The supply chain managers will be needed to help coordinate supply chain efforts such as procurement, warehousing, distribution, purchasing and financial forecasting services. With the competition in this sector, professionals will be needed to examine the markets and identify the opportunities that their firms can capitalize on. 

  1. Procurement clerks

 These are people responsible for buying stuff from suppliers and ensuring the paperwork is in order. Some of the common job titles that you might come across in this area include procurement assistant, procurement specialist, purchasing assistant, purchasing clerk, warehouse clerk or buyer. Regardless of the title used in advertising, they perform almost the same task. 

  1. Stock clerks

These individuals handle shipping and take part in receiving inventory in a factory or a distribution center. The common job titles for stock clerks are material handler, receiver, stocker, warehouse clerk, warehouse representative, or receiving lead. 

  1. Production Clerk

These are individuals who assist production teams in reviewing production, creating reports, monitoring inventory and preparing shipping schedules. They also help address problems that emerge in production and measure the manufacturing and procurement costs. 

  1. Robotics technicians

These are specialists responsible for building, installing, testing and maintaining robotics equipment or other related automation production systems. The job titles that you are likely to come across include automation technician, electronics technician, field service technician, and instrumentation technician. 

  1. Industrial specialist

An industrial engineering technologist assists the industrial engineers in different activities, including quality control, material flows, inventory control, and material flow methods. They carry out statistical analysis and studies of production costs. Some job titles in this category include head of the operation, liaison engineer, asset manager, production planner, manager or integrity engineer. Other titles are quality management coordinator, quality technician or senior quality specialist. 

  1. Inventory associate

The key duty of inventory associates is to manage inventory. They are responsible for counting products, keeping a log of items they receive and sell, reporting discrepancies or variations between the counts and the existing records and implementing inventory management processes. They also process shipments, enter data into computer systems, clean, maintain inventory areas, and operate machinery to count inventory. 

  1. Warehouse supervisor

The key responsibility of a warehouse supervisor is to oversee the daily operations within a warehouse. They handle receiving goods, ensure end-user or purchaser receives the right item and handle inventory storage. They manage warehouse workers, develop goals to ensure productivity, and create quality assurance policies. 

  1. Logistics analysis

They are responsible for analyzing product delivery or supply chain processes and identifying or recommending modifications or changes suitable for the supply chain. They manage route activity carry out tasks like invoicing, tracking shipments and electronic billing. Some job titles include logistics analysts, global logistics analysts and supply chain analysts.

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