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Next-Gen Supply Chain Careers: Why Choose IMM Graduate School?

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Supply chains trends continue to emerge and businesses are dealing with a paradigm change in the efficient management of their supply networks. Martin Christopher, the Emeritus Professor of Marketing & Logistics at Cranfield School of Management, said, “The real competition is between supply chains, not companies.” Organisations’ supply chains are faced with a growing number of complicated difficulties, even as the obstacles to automating and simplifying large portions of supply chain management tasks persist.

Companies must simultaneously meet strict sustainability goals and build slick, effective supply chains that appeal to ephemeral and frequently fickle consumers while staying ahead of supply chain trends. On the other hand, organisations are working towards these goals despite severe geopolitical and economical unrest. Furthermore, even as intelligent technologies are changing how supply services are perceived and provided, the metaverse will open up new avenues for improving consumer satisfaction and loyalty.

CEO Insights on the Future of Supply Chains

A well-managed supply chain is crucial, as Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett noted when he said, “You can have the best product in the world, but if your supply chain is broken, you’re not going to sell anything.” In an interview with Wired magazine (2010) Jeff Bezos highlighted the importance of logistics in preserving a competitive advantage by quoting General Omar Bradley, a senior officer of the United States Army during World War II “Leaders win through logistics. Yes, vision. Yes, strategy. However, having toilet paper and bullets at the appropriate location and time is essential while going to combat.”

The Role of AI in Supply Chain Evolution

The supply chain sector is about to undergo a transformation thanks to artificial intelligence. Supply chain specialist Dave Waters stated, “Deep learning will revolutionise supply chain automation,” highlighting the revolutionary potential of artificial intelligence (AI) technology. Demand forecasting, inventory control, and logistics are just a few of the activities that AI and machine learning are predicted to improve and automate, increasing productivity and lowering expenses.

Three main sectors will see new jobs that will influence supply chain management in the future

  1. The Changing of the Times

In order to lessen the effects of growing energy prices, unstable geopolitical conditions, and shifting consumer behaviour, new positions in supply chain management are required. In this field, future careers would be:

  • Supply Chef: Updates its portfolio of sustainable, alternative suppliers to reflect the most recent “recipes” for their product lines.
  • Disruption Director: Responds swiftly and efficiently to disruptions by applying problem-solving techniques and in-depth knowledge of the supply chain ecosystem.
  • Inefficiency Architect: Recognises risk and incorporates redundancy into the chain of supply to guarantee vital service levels and supply continuity in an emergency.
  • Head of Tailor-Made Supply Chain: Responsible for managing strategy and operations throughout the supply chain to maintain it ahead of customer demand.
  • Supergrid Hero: Arranges and works with rival companies and logistics companies to build a better integrated network of communication and transportation.

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  1. The revolution in technology

The technology industry is undergoing a change in the supply chain. It is necessary to hire new supply chain management experts that are at ease with AI and technology. Here will be the future careers:

  • The Parameter Pedant: Optimises supply chain performance through in-depth process analysis, opportunity identification, and integration of state-of-the-art technology.
  • Metaverse Merchandiser: Creates a virtual environment in which a brand’s goods and services come to life, giving consumers a distinctive yet recognisable experience.
  • Bionic Humans: Throughout the supply chain, bionic humans carry out physically taxing jobs including lifting stock containers, transferring commodities, and filling consignments.
  • Up Close and Personal Trainer: Utilises state-of-the-art augmented reality technology to design training regimens that are engaging and productive in a secure setting.
  • VTOL Commanders: Develop a flexible, effective drone logistics service model that adjusts to demand, resulting in a quicker and more dependable delivery procedure.

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  1. A cascade of sustainability

One of the main causes of carbon footprint is the supply chain. To optimise the supply chain for sustainability, new experts are required. In this field, future careers would be:

  • Waste Wealth Manager: Finds ways to optimise resource efficiency, boost circularity, and decrease waste in the supply chain.
  • Chief of Packaging Possibilities: Promotes circularity in the supply chain and transforms how businesses package and ship their goods.
  • Carbon CapEx Calculator: Assists businesses in implementing a thorough, long-term plan to reduce carbon emissions throughout the supply chain.
  • The Circularity Olympian: Someone who recognises and executes circular economy projects and ideas that reduce waste, recycle materials, and revitalise the environment.
  • Emissions Materials Thinker: Determines opportunities for decarbonisation and sustainability by evaluating the emissions impact along the value chain.

Why Choose IMM Graduate School?

Unique Supply Chain Programmes

Specialised supply chain programmes are available at the IMM Graduate School, tailored to the needs of the fast-paced industry of today. The curriculum is extensive and covers all the necessary topics, including operations management, procurement, and logistics. The education’s unique feature is their incorporation of case studies and real-world applications, which give students real-world knowledge and practical experience.

Students also gain from the experience of seasoned instructors who infuse the education with a wealth of industry knowledge. The supply chain programmes and education offered by the IMM Graduate School prepare students for leadership roles in supply chain management and professional success by integrating academic knowledge with hands-on experience.

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