Supply Chain Manager  What They Do

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Supply Chain Managers Career Video



Directs or coordinates production, purchasing, warehousing, distribution, or financial forecasting services or activities to limit costs and improve accuracy, customer service or safety. Examines existing procedures or opportunities for streamlining activities to meet product distribution needs. Directs the movement, storage, or processing of inventory.

This career is part of the Business, Management and Administration cluster General Management pathway.


Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would sit most of the time. There's some walking and standing. You may have to lift and carry things like books, papers or tools weighing 10 lbs. or less.
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves sitting more than one-third of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person

Work Hours and Travel

  • Irregular hours
  • Overnight travel
  • Overtime work
  • Weekend work

Specialty and Similar Careers

Careers that are more detailed or close to this career:

  • Supply Chain Director --