What is Supply Chain?


So what is supply chain?  Why in the world would anyone want to work in supply chain?

As a person that didn’t come from a supply chain background, I always questioned the definition myself.  My everyday job consists of sourcing, buying, dealing with logistics, and expediting.  This seemed to be the very definition of what I thought supply chain was.

I found out later that the amount of work it took to get a product into a retail store, on time, at the right price was the very definition of why supply chain is a field everyone should get into.

Some good articles for anyone that is considering a career in supply chain:

https://www.wetfeet.com/articles/career-overview-supply-chain-management

http://www.inboundlogistics.com/cms/article/supply-chain-management-a-needed-and-growing-opportunity/

http://www.supplychaindigital.com/top10/2512/Ten-Reasons-You-Should-Consider-a-Career-in-Logistics