What do Apples and Zombies have in common?
If you can eat it, see it, use it, wear it or scare the living daylights out of someone with it – it came from somewhere. From the apples in your fridge to the zombie costume you ordered online. Getting virtually anything from point A to point B is all about supply chain management and logistics.
While the name of this career choice may seem a little uninspiring the reality is quite the opposite – this sector is headed for unprecedented growth and offers you incredible long-term career potential. In fact, with a median salary of $61K this is one of the few careers that doesn’t require a university degree to secure a position or to move up within the ranks of an organization.1
What interests you?
Are you a die-hard believer in delivering organic produce with a minimal carbon footprint? Would figuring out how to transport the mass operational needs of urban planning projects quicken your pulse? How about swiftly assembling and delivering medical aid to disaster sites? Perhaps becoming a custom broker for individuals selling unique one-of-a-kind items feels like your niche? Whatever your desire supply chain training and logistics courses prepare you for a career that matches your interest. Very few industries can make this claim. And the biggest benefit: working in supply chain management and logistics gives you the advantage of being employable on any continent in any country in any sector around the world.
Unprecedented Career Growth and Opportunities2
- As of 2012, there were over 800,000 Canadians employed in some aspect of supply chain occupations.
- From 2012-2017, it is anticipated that there will be an additional 65,000 new and vacant supply chain positions each year for the next five years totaling over 350,000 positions.
- From 2012-2017, it is expected that the number of supply chain employees will increase from a rate of 8.4% for tactical occupations to 14.9% for managerial occupations.
You already have Job Experience in this Sector.3
That’s right. If you already have experience in financial planning, forecasting, knowledge of international business practices, knowledge of laws and regulations, mechanical skills and general business management you’re already on your way to breaking into this ever-growing sector. And, there are sub-functions within the supply chain sector that will help you leverage your existing experience in warehousing, transportation, inventory management, purchasing, marketing, sales and customer service.
Almost every existing job function contributes to either a main or sub-function within the Logistics and Supply Chain Management – meaning you’re already bringing experience to the role… before you begin.
Common Career Paths in Canada3
Industry Accreditation and Support4
Should you choose a career in this field you can easily add credibility to your resume and help build your career by joining the Supply Chain Management Association.
Membership is available to anyone with an interest in supply chain management and you’ll gain access to best practices and professional development courses, the latest research and trends within the industry as well as exposure to numerous career and networking opportunities. 4
Are you interested in learning more about Supply Chain and Logistics Courses or obtaining your Supply Chain and Logistics Diploma? Visit the NAHB for more information or to speak with an advisor today.
For more information please visit: http://www.nahb.ca/
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2The Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council Human Resources Update Study