Work Nature

  • Confer with supply chain planners to forecast demand or create supply plans that ensure availability of materials or products.
  • Monitor forecasts and quotas to identify changes or to determine their effect on supply chain activities.
  • Define performance metrics for measurement, comparison, or evaluation of supply chain factors, such as product cost or quality.
  • Analyze inventories to determine how to increase inventory turns, reduce waste, or optimize customer service. 
  • Develop procedures for coordination of supply chain management with other functional areas, such as sales, marketing, finance, production, or quality assurance.
  • Negotiate prices and terms with suppliers, vendors, or freight forwarders.
  • Meet with suppliers to discuss performance metrics, to provide performance feedback, or to discuss production forecasts or changes.
  • Implement new or improved supply chain processes.
  • Design or implement supply chains that support business strategies adapted to changing market conditions, new business opportunities, or cost reduction strategies.
  • Manage activities related to strategic or tactical purchasing, material requirements planning, inventory control, warehousing, or receiving.
  • Monitor supplier performance to assess ability to meet quality and delivery requirements.
  • Analyze information about supplier performance or procurement program success.
  • Select transportation routes to maximize economy by combining shipments or consolidating warehousing and distribution.
  • Develop or implement procedures or systems to evaluate or select suppliers.
  • Document physical supply chain processes, such as workflows, cycle times, position responsibilities, or system flows.

Key Skills

  • SAP Materials Management (SAP MM)
  • Logistics
  • Supply Chain

Occupations

  • Field Operations Manager
  • Logistics Manager
  • Operations Head
  • Supply chain Professional

Career Analysis

1 Fees
Low
2 Demand
High
3 Salary
Medium
4 Level Of Preparation
Medium

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