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Hire the Pick of the Supply Chain Litter

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry
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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   8/19/2013 1:13:03 PM
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@Rich, I agree...and this would be a fascinating information to have. Now we just have to find an impartial party to do the research!

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   8/18/2013 8:08:18 PM
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@Mr. Roques, i agree that students don't even know of the opportunities. Maybe there should be more opportunities to do internships. I think that would help.

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   8/18/2013 8:06:30 PM
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@Rich, i think so many factors go into salary that it's hard to compare apples to apples. I went on Salary.com and entered information about my location (which is the extremely expensive Silicon Valley CA area) and the median salary was $108,000 for a supply chain manager. Even those who are in the lowest percetile may considerably more than I do (and i hasten to add that I am a journalist not a supply chain professional). Top earners were making $142,000, which is not insubstantial. The site listed 172 jobs in my area. That feels like pretty high demand. By the same token, we have a lot of technology and electronics companies here.  Anybody else want to try this and report what they get by putting in their zip code? Go here:

http://www1.salary.com/Supply-Chain-Manager-Salary.html

 

Be sure to report back!

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nimantha.d   8/16/2013 12:33:46 AM
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@elctrnx: There are professionals but they do not have jobs. The ones who have jobs does not have a clear JD defined. That has to be sorted first. Then most of the issues will get sorted.  

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elctrnx_lyf   8/15/2013 4:46:25 AM
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I'm really surprised to hear the lack of professionals in supply chain. I believe the companies looking for short term benefits doesn't really invest in people and without any spend on talent growth. At the same time I do not think it is hard to find candidates as long as you have the right salary, benefits and commitment to employee.

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Mr. Roques   8/14/2013 6:28:56 PM
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Why do you think there's a shortage? If from the supply-side, everything is ok (salary, benefits, etc.) what can be going wrong? 

Maybe students don't know exactly what it means (or maybe the do!) and decide to go for something more popular or traditional. 

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Ariella   8/13/2013 3:35:07 PM
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"Self-reporting by companies about how they are in short supply of talent is not proof. Surveys of companies taken by research consultants, or by government, are no better. Companies can say anything they want--it's not proof--and they have a motive for exaggerating, too, which is to drive salaries down by increasing supply. Again, salaries tell the real story. 

@Rich I agree. Even salaries, though, are sometimes skewed, depending on how wide the sample size is and which companies are included. The same holds true for IT in general. 

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Lily   8/11/2013 10:15:07 PM
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Hi, Rich Krajewski, I agree with your paying spike. 

Overall, supply chain risks lack of nonmaterial resources, but usually tedious supply chain structure causes more problems but not efficiency. Concentrating money of non-professional workers into a expert better saving enterprises' cost. 

And higher paying will attract more job seeker to specialize in supply chain training. 

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   8/9/2013 9:02:58 PM
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@anandavy, to be fair, though, does any student who comes out of school really understand what their desired field is really like? Unless one has had an internship opportunity, there's little way for a new person to know in any real world what it is like. Smart, capable and flexible people, though, will get up to speed.

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anandvy   8/9/2013 5:09:47 PM
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The universities that are readying their top MBA students for their supply chain experience must be well aware of how the supply chain works. Most students do not know what to expect out of the supply chain.

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