6 Reasons to Get Excited About a Supply Chain Career


While there might be any number of reasons why you visit Rob’s blog, there’s a good chance that if you’re a regular visitor, you have more than a passing interest in logistics and supply chain matters. Perhaps you’re considering a career in supply chain and have been following Rob’s posts here and on his business blogs as part of your research.   Why Choose a Supply Chain Career? Strangely enough, while there are plenty of resources online documenting supply chain theory and practice, precious few explain the benefits of becoming a practitioner. With that in mind, it seemed like a good idea to list the reasons why a supply chain career is definitely something to get excited about. If the following six reasons don’t entice you to become a supply chain practitioner, they may at least give you further food for thought. It’s a great introduction to global commerce: Thanks to the Internet, companies large and small can do business across international borders. As a result, many supply chains today operate on a multi-national or even global basis. A supply chain career, therefore, is a great idea if you have plans to experience work and life in countries other than your own. There’s never a dull moment: A supply chain career offers a wide variety of working activities. Supply chain practitioners rarely suffer from boredom due to the fast pace and ever-changing aspects of the business. This is true of most supply chain roles, so if you’re worried about your career becoming dull and routine, trust me; your concerns will soon be dispelled when you take on your first supply chain role. There’s no shortage of career opportunities: The number of available supply chain and logistics positions is growing. If you want to work in a supply chain career, you can. It doesn’t matter to what degree you are...