Supply Chain Management Gets Some Respect

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Jacob
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Re: Good luck to new students for SCM
Jacob   8/27/2013 12:54:04 AM
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"yes that would be the best combination of knowledge for such positions. And I believe that would make them great managers too."

Alex, am not sure about that 'they can be great managers'. But technically they will be qualified for that job/post.

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t.alex   8/23/2013 11:54:26 AM
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Jacob, yes that would be the best combination of knowledge for such positions. And I believe that would make them great managers too.

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Re: Good luck to new students for SCM
Jacob   8/22/2013 8:39:18 AM
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"In fact I can see in lots of companies the management equate good supply chain manager to someone being able to buy things at extremely low costs, perhaps with good connections to China suppliers, and nothing more than that. Perhaps we should send these management to university courses as well. "

Alex, now a day's the trend is Engineering degree with a Post graduation in Management side. So the person can have both the technical and management knowledge.



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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   8/21/2013 8:15:00 PM
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It occurs to me that with all the talk about Apple and its supply chain hitting mainstream media over and above the converatoins we have in industry outlets, that general awareness of the importance of the supply chain will only get greater.

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t.alex   8/8/2013 9:48:44 AM
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In fact I can see in lots of companies the management equate good supply chain manager to someone being able to buy things at extremely low costs, perhaps with good connections to China suppliers, and nothing more than that. Perhaps we should send these management to university courses as well. 

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Wale Bakare   8/8/2013 7:42:11 AM
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I cant disagree with you on that. I think generally people dont see supply chain as a worthwhile career path in the past but now that markets development in other part of the world are growing, this would boost supply chain sector as another worthy option. Besides, with many universities start offering it as a course of its own, a very welcome development.

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Jacob   8/8/2013 12:07:13 AM
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"This is very encouraging for students to think seriously about this career. Supply chain management is still of rare choice and the current people in the field (most) were not specialized at the beginning. They were trained in something else and then decided to switch over to SCM."

Alex, you are absolutely right. Now a day's peoples especially engineers are considering supply chain as their last choice because they don't know much about the field. Moreover these is no formal education about this particular profession.



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t.alex   8/6/2013 10:49:01 AM
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This is very encouraging for students to think seriously about this career. Supply chain management is still of rare choice and the current people in the field (most) were not specialized at the beginning. They were trained in something else and then decided to switch over to SCM.

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Jacob   8/5/2013 5:15:26 AM
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"thanks and what a great idea! We'd be a great source of mentoring for students thinking of a supply chain career."

Hailey, that's the simplest way of extending our helping hands to younger generation.



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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   8/2/2013 7:46:45 PM
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Tam mentioned to Institute for Supply Management. I wanted to share a link to the 2013 Salary Survey results. It's got some interesting results because they parse the information in a variety of ways including by gender, geogrpahic location, experience, title and more.

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