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Supply Chain Management


Supply Chain Management is all about planning, procuring, handling, managing, engineering and enabling the goods and services that are essential for the nation. They are purchasers and transportation planners and bring warehouses and distributors settings to live. They conceive, design and deliver all the items like food, water, goods to customers on time, and in perfect condition. During the job, they face different challenges every day. The sector is countinously shifting and evolving with changing needs of people and technology. Hence, there is diverse in the careers in supply change management.

Career Opportunities in Supply Chain Management

  • E-commerce sector
    E- commerce is growing very fast like Flipkart, Jabong, Ebay, Snapdeal, etc. Supply chain management plays a very important role from placing the order to customer satisfaction.
  • Auto motive sector and Manufacturing sector
    Cost can be reduced and prices can be lowerd by efficient supply chain management.
  • Aerospace and Defence sector
    They design innovative manufacturing process. Good supply chain management technology can help in reducing costs and optimizing production
  • Consumer product and retail sector
    They help in retail by strategizing which can help companies in dealing with the high cost, slow growth, changing technology and achieving sustainability.
  • Healthcare sector
    They help in reducing health care costs & enhancing customer reach. Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, healthcare services, etc. are few industries which employ supply chain managers.

How to Pursue a Career in Supply Chain Management

Stream Graduation After Graduation After Post Graduation
path 1
Clear Class XII in Science Stream Pursue Graduation in B.Tech/ B.E for 4 years Pursue PG Diploma in Supply Chain Management -
path 2
Clear Class XII in any Stream Pursue Graduation in Any DisciplinePursue PG Diploma in Supply Chain Management-
path 3
Clear Class XII in any Stream Pursue Graduation in Any DisciplinePursue Certification Course in SCM-

Important Facts

  • Premier colleges have eligibility criteria of minimum 55% aggregate marks in Class XII.
  • While one can get a job in the supply chain domain immediately after graduation, it is recommended to pursue an MBA after a few years of work experience for faster career progression.

Leading Institutes

Top Supply Chain Management Institutes in India
College Location Website
Indian Institute of Management Multiple www.iimcal.ac.in/ldp/APSCM
Indian School of Business Multiple www.isb.edu
Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) Mumbai www.fms.edu
XLRI Xavier Institute of Management Jamshedpur www.xlri.ac.in
S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR) Mumbai www.spjimr.org
Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon www.mdi.ac.in/research-and-consultancy/centers-of-excellence/center-for-supply-chain-management.html
Department of Management Studies (DMS), Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) Delhi www.dms.iitd.ac.in/
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi Delhi www.iift.edu
Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai Mumbai www.nmims.edu
Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) Chennai www.iitm.ac.in

Supply Chain Management Entrance Exams

Institution Tentative Date Important Elements Website
CAT November Quantitative Aptitude; Verbal & Reading comprehension; Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning www.iimcat.ac.in
GMAT/GRE Anytime over the year Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing www.isb.edu/pgp/admissions/admission-calendar
NMAT Oct- December Language skills, Quantitative skills, Logical reasoning www.nmat.org.in/test-takers/dates-and-fees

Work Description

  • Plan, develop, organize, direct, manage and evaluate the personnel, operations and budget of an organization's supply chain
  • Consult supply chain planners to forecast demand or create supply plans that ensure availability of materials or products.
  • Monitor forecast to identify changes or to determine their effect on supply chain activities.
  • Define performance metrics for measurement, comparison, or evaluation of supply chain factors, such as product cost or quality.
  • Evaluate inventories to determine how to increase inventory reduce waste, or optimize customer service.
  • Develop procedures for coordination of supply chain management with other functional areas, such as sales, marketing, finance, production, or quality assurance.
  • Develop a delivery system to ensure maximum product creation and optimal shipments to customers

Pros & Cons of a Career in Supply Chain Management

  • You will get the opportunity to work with multiple departments.
  • The field has high salary.
  • You will have an important role in the organization.
  • The work can be streesful.
  • You will be required to work for longer hours.
  • It will take years of experience to reach at higher position.
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