Supply chain management

Description

The flow of goods in the supply chain, movement and storage of raw materials, work-in-process inventory, and finished goods from point of origin to point of consumption.

Alternative labels

supply chain administration
manage a supply chain
supply chain supervision
supply chain managing
supply chain oversight
management of a supply chain
supply chain regulation

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

cross-sector

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Supply chain management is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Electronic and telecommunications equipment and parts distribution manager: Electronic and telecommunications equipment and parts distribution managers plan the distribution of electronic and telecommunications equipment and parts to various points of sales.
Textile industry machinery distribution manager: Textile industry machinery distribution managers plan the distribution of textile industry machinery to various points of sales.
Flowers and plants distribution manager: Flowers and plants distribution managers plan the distribution of flowers and plants to various points of sales.
Computers, computer peripheral equipment and software distribution manager: Computers, computer peripheral equipment and software distribution managers plan the distribution of computers, computer peripheral equipment and software to various points of sales.
Pharmaceutical goods distribution manager: Pharmaceutical goods distribution managers plan the distribution of pharmaceutical gooods to various points of sales.
Live animals distribution manager: Live animals distribution managers plan the distribution of live animals to various points of sales.
Purchaser: Purchasers select and purchase stock, materials, services or goods. They organise tender procedures and select suppliers.
Fish, crustaceans and molluscs distribution manager: Fish, crustaceans and molluscs distribution managers plan the distribution of fish, crustaceans and molluscs to various points of sales.
Raw materials warehouse specialist: Raw materials warehouse specialists organise and monitor the reception and storage of raw materials in the warehouse according to the required conditions. They monitor the stock levels.
Purchasing manager: Purchasing managers are in charge of buying goods, equipment and services for their company, and try to ensure the most competitive prices. They are also responsible for negotiating contracts, reviewing the quality of products and analyzing suppliers , and the use and resale of goods and services.
China and glassware distribution manager: China and glassware distribution managers plan the distribution of china and glassware to various points of sales.
Forwarding manager: Forwarding managers plan and organise cargo shipments within national and international areas. They communicate with carriers and negotiate the best way to send the cargo to its destination which can be a single customer or a point of distribution. Forwarding managers act as experts in supply chain management. They know and apply the rules and regulations for each specific type of cargo and communicate the conditions and costs to the clients.
Optical instrument production supervisor: Optical instrument production supervisors coordinate, plan and direct the optical instrument production process. They make sure the optical glass is processed properly and optical equipment is assembled according to specifications. They manage labourers working on the production line, oversee the quality of the assembled goods, and perform cost and resource management.
Agricultural raw materials, seeds and animal feeds distribution manager: Agricultural raw materials, seeds and animal feeds distribution managers plan the distribution of agricultural raw materials, seeds and animal feeds to various points of sales.
Wood and construction materials distribution manager: Wood and construction materials distribution managers plan the distribution of wood and construction materials to various points of sales.
Logistics analyst: Logistics analysts streamline product manufacturing, transportation, storage and distribution. They assess production and supply chain problems to determine economically efficient solutions. They assists company managers in decision-making processes and direct programs designed to provide subcontractors, managers and customers with logistic technology.
Metals and metal ores distribution manager: Metals and metal ores distribution managers plan the distribution of metals and metal ores to various points of sales.
Textiles, textile semi-finished and raw materials distribution manager: Textiles, textile semi-finished and raw materials distribution managers plan the distribution of goods to various points of sales.
Tobacco products distribution manager: Tobacco products distribution managers plan the distribution of tobacco products to various points of sales.
Clothing and footwear distribution manager: Clothing and footwear distribution managers plan the distribution of clothing and footwear to various points of sales.
Distribution manager: Distribution managers plan the distribution of goods to various points of sales.
Watches and jewellery distribution manager: Watches and jewellery distribution managers plan the distribution of watches and jewellery to various points of sales.Watches and jewellery distribution managers plan the distribution of watches and jewellery to various points of sales.
Manufacturing facility manager: Manufacturing facility managers foresee the maintenance and routine operational planning of buildings intended to be used for manufacturing activities. They control and manage health and safety procedures, supervise the work of contractors, plan and handle buildings maintenance operations, fire safety and security issues, and oversee buildings’ cleaning activities.
Specialised goods distribution manager: Specialised goods distribution managers plan, coordinate and manage the distribution of specialised goods to various points of sales. They oversee employees and ensure that operations run efficiently such as the storage, transportation and delivery of specialised goods.
Fruit and vegetables distribution manager: Fruit and vegetables distribution managers plan the distribution of fruit and vegetables to various points of sales.
Hides, skins and leather products distribution manager: Hides, skins and leather products distribution managers plan the distribution of hides, skins and leather products to various points of sales.
Logistics and distribution manager: Logistics and distribution managers take decisions on logistic services, operations and provisions. They take internal and external variables into consideration for effective and successful organisational logistic services. They give appropriate support to all the activities of the supply chain from the beginning to the end. These professionals organise the storage and distribution of goods and ensure that the right products are delivered to the right location on time and at a good cost.
Electronics production supervisor: Electronics production supervisors coordinate, plan and direct the electronics production process. They manage labourers working on the production line, oversee the quality of the assembled goods, and perform cost and resource management.
Chemical products distribution manager: Chemical products distribution managers plan the distribution of chemical products to various points of sales.
Machinery, industrial equipment, ships and aircraft distribution manager: Machinery, industrial equipment, ships and aircraft distribution managers plan the distribution of machinery, industrial equipment, ships and aircraft to various points of sales.
Resource manager: Resource managers manage resources for all potential and assigned projects. They liaise with the different departments to see that all various resources are met, in a timely manner, and communicate any resourcing issues that may impact scheduled deadlines.
Waste and scrap distribution manager: Waste and scrap distribution managers plan the distribution of goods to various points of sales.
Intermodal logistics manager: Intermodal logistics managers manage and oversee commercial and operational aspects of intermodal logistics for an organisation.
Household goods distribution manager: Household goods distribution managers plan the distribution of household goods to various points of sales.
Supply chain manager: Supply chain managers plan, manage and coordinate all activities related to the sourcing and procurement of supplies needed to run manufacturing operations from the acquisition of raw materials to the distribution of finished products. The supplies can be raw materials or finished products, and it can be for internal or external use. Moreover, they plan and commission all the activities needed to be performed in manufacturing plants and adjust operations to changing levels of demand for a company’s products.
Mining, construction and civil engineering machinery distribution manager: Mining, construction and civil engineering machinery distribution managers plan the distribution of mining, construction and civil engineering machinery to various points of sales.
Electrical equipment production supervisor: Electrical equipment production supervisors coordinate, plan and direct the production process of electrical equipment. They manage labourers working on the production line, oversee the quality of the assembled goods, and perform cost and resource management.
Forecast manager: Forecast managers have a deep understanding of the operations of the company, the inventory levels, production batches, requirements and costs of production per product, and trends in the demand levels. They use all that information in combination with forecasting software in order to define production orders aiming for the most efficient production combinations.
Perfume and cosmetics distribution manager: Perfume and cosmetics distribution managers plan the distribution of perfume and cosmetics to various points of sales.
Furniture, carpets and lighting equipment distribution manager: Furniture, carpets and lighting equiment distribution managers plan the distribution of furniture, carpets and lighting equiment to various points of sales.
Dairy products and edible oils distribution manager: Dairy products and edible oils distribution managers plan the distribution of dairy products and edible oils to various points of sales.
Logistics engineer: Logistics engineers design and implement systems aimed to optimise the time and efforts invested in transportation activities. They ensure that systems allow for micro-tracking and smooth communication across transport methods and stages.
Hardware, plumbing and heating equipment and supplies distribution manager: Hardware, plumbing and heating equipment and supplies distribution managers plan the distribution of hardware, plumbing and heating equipment and supplies to various points of sales.
Purchase planner: Purchase planners organise the continuous supply with goods out of existing contracts.
Electrical household appliances distribution manager: Electrical household appliances distribution managers plan the distribution of electrical household appliances to various points of sales.
Beverages distribution manager: Beverages distribution managers plan the distribution of beverages to various points of sales.
Agricultural machinery and equipment distribution manager: Agricultural machinery and equipment distribution managers plan the distribution of agricultural machinery and equipment to various points of sales.
Sugar, chocolate and sugar confectionery distribution manager: Sugar, chocolate and sugar confectionery distribution managers plan the distribution of sugar, chocolate and sugar confectionery to various points of sales.
ICT vendor relationship manager: ICT vendor relationship managers establish and maintain positive business relationships between stakeholders (external or internal), by deploying activities which are compliant with organisational processes. They also manage the outsourcing process for the organisation’s ICT department and the supply chain communications.
Meat and meat products distribution manager: Meat and meat products distribution managers plan the distribution of meat and meat products to various points of sales.
Coffee, tea, cocoa and spices distribution manager: Coffee, tea, cocoa and spices distribution managers plan the distribution of coffee, tea, cocoa and spices to various points of sales.

Optional knowledge

Supply chain management is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Branch manager: Branch managers are responsible for the management of all the affairs related with a company in a specific geographic region or business branch. They receive indications from the headquarters, and depending on the structure of the company, they aim to implement the strategy of the company while adapting it to the market where the branch operates. They envision management of employees, communications, marketing efforts, and follow up to results and objectives.
Motor vehicles parts advisor: Motor vehicles parts advisors sell motor vehicle parts, order parts and identify alternative parts.
Business intelligence manager: Business intelligence managers gain knowledge of the industry, the innovative processes therein, and contrast them with the operations of the company in order to improve them. They focus their analysis in the supply chain processes, warehouses, storage, and sales as to facilitate communication and revenue improvement.
Business manager: Business managers are responsible for setting the objectives of the business unit of a company, creating a plan for the operations, and facilitating the achievement of the objectives and implementation of the plan together with employees of the segment and stakeholders. They keep an overview of the business, understand detailed information of the business unit and support the department, and make decisions based on the information at hand.
Manufacturing manager: Manufacturing managers plan, oversee and direct the manufacturing process in an organisation. They ensure products and services are efficiently produced within the timeframe and budget given.
Policy manager: Policy managers are responsible for managing the development of policy programs and ensuring that the strategic objectives of the organization are met. They oversee the production of policy positions, as well as the organization’s campaign and advocacy work in fields such as environmental, ethics, quality, transparency, and sustainability.
Chemical plant manager: Chemical plant managers coordinate the day-to-day production of chemical products ensuring the quality of products and equipment, the safety of personnel and protection of the environment. They define and implement the investment budget, deploy industrial objectives and manage the unit as a profit center representing the company in its economic and social environment.
Electrical engineer: Electrical engineers design and develop electrical systems, electrical equipment, components, motors, and equipment with the feature of energy transmission. They engage in large scale projects such as the design and maintenance of power stations, and the distribution of power to smaller applications such as household appliances.
Department manager: Department managers are responsible for the operations of a certain division or department of a company. They ensure objectives and goals are reached and manage employees.
Facilities manager: Facilities managers perform strategic planning as well as routine operational planning related to buildings’ administration and maintenance. They control and manage health and safety procedures, supervise the work of contractors, plan and handle buildings maintenance operations, fire safety and security issues, oversee buildings’ cleaning activities, utilities infrastructure and are in charge of space management.
ICT buyer: ICT buyers create and place purchase orders for ICT products and services, handle receiving and invoice issues, assess current procurement practices and effectively apply strategic sourcing methodologies. They build relationships with strategic vendors and negotiate price, quality, service levels and delivery terms.
Operations manager: Operations managers plan, oversee and coordinate the daily operations of production of goods and provision of services. They also formulate and implement company policies and plan the use of human resources and materials.
Pharmaceutical engineer: Pharmaceutical engineers design and develop technologies used in pharmaceutical research and drugs manufacture, advising the pharmaceutical manufacturing plants to maintain and operate those technologies and ensuring the customers` and workers` safety requirements are met. They may also be involved in the conception and design of pharmaceutical manufacturing plants and research centers.
Chemical engineer: Chemical engineers design and develop large-scale chemical and physical production processes and are involved in the entire industrial process required for transforming raw materials into products.
Application engineer: Application engineers deal with the technical requirements, management, and design for the development of various engineering applications, such as systems, new product designs, or the improvements of processes. They are responsible for the implementation of a design or process improvement, they offer technical support for products, answer questions about the technical functionality and assist the sales team.

 


 

References

  1. Supply chain management – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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