Universities Address Supply Chain Talent Shortage

by Kevin O'Neill

Universities, in particular business schools, have established and expanded their supply chain degree programs to meet the growing demand for qualified supply chain candidates. The industry trend is to hire candidates with a more holistic view of the supply chain.

The holistic, broader view includes sourcing and procurement, logistics and fulfillment, supply chain planning, manufacturing and service management. Schools have met this challenge by creating a supply chain major that offers classes in logistics, purchasing, transportation and operations, typically these classes originate in the business school.

In turn, companies are investing time and resources in building relationships with universities that offer these programs and majors. Companies are benefitting and getting better access to qualified candidates by joining business school advisory committees, real work application through internships and co-op programs, hosting guest lectures, exhibiting at job fairs and bringing real-world problem solving to the classroom.

Click to read more about how universities and supply chain corporations are developing educational opportunities that will address the supply chain talent shortage.

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Learn more about mezzanines, work platforms and other steel structures, and about trends in the material handling and industrial processing markets from our blog posts by Steele Solutions President Kevin O’Neill. Check out the blog archives for helpful advice on structure selection, siting and applications.

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