When we started building our ‘retirement home’ last year, we ran into the familiar and frustrating bottle-necked supply chain system for lumber, appliances, and parts, which extended both our timeline and our cost.🚚
💻When I work with a military transitioning service member (3 in fact last week) that have an MOS (occupation) of logistics and supply chain management, they often ask me what they can do with their expertise, outside of the military, in what we lovingly call ‘the real world’. If you’ve noticed how empty some shelves have become over the past couple of years (Who can forget the shocking disappearance of 2-ply toilet paper from our local grocery stores?) then you have been personally impacted by the supply chain management system that seems to operate in the dark behind the scenes.
COVID brought the importance of this function to light. Why do I tell you this… I want to shed some light on a career in supply chain management and logistics, whether you are in the military, have a background in logistics, or are thinking about a new type of ‘in demand career’, you might be surprised to know just how in demand and employable you are.
The reason I mentioned my dad at the start of this article, who has since passed, is that even back in the 70’s the importance of logistics and supply chain management was critical to a well-functioning economic system, as it still is today. Because of the effects of COVID, logistics headaches and broken supply chain management systems have had a serious impact on the bottom line of corporations.
🎉Most companies are now starting to increase their investment in personnel and operations within these vital departments. Think of Amazon’s Prime delivery system – usually within 2 days you have your order. Now, I’m keenly aware of logistics from a military standpoint, having worked on military bases for over 15 years, however, it might surprise you to know that corporations like MAC cosmetics, every facet of retail, hospitals, and even IT have critical supply chain management systems.
💲💲💲So how much does a Manager of Supply Chain and Logistics make in the United States? The average Manager Supply Chain and Logistics Manager salary in the United States, according to Salary.com is $119,200 as of September 26, 2022, but the range typically falls between $104,800 and $135,900. Salary also is determined by education, certifications, skills, and your experience in the field.
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