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Supply chain in the spotlight

More than 40 million Americans have filed for first-time unemployment benefits since the coronavirus pandemic forced the US economy to shut down in March—representing nearly 20% of the U.S. labor force. The COVID-19 pandemic has put supply chain in the spotlight as people now realize the crucial role it plays in maintaining the flow of goods and services. Prior to COVID-19, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that demand for supply chain professionals exceeded supply by a ratio of six to one. As the workforce is reshaped by this pandemic, the need for supply chain professionals will only continue to grow.

What is supply chain?

A connected system of organizations, activities, information and resources designed to source, produce and move goods and services from origination to end customer. Supply chain management (SCM) is the active management of supply chain activities to maximize customer value and achieve a sustainable competitive advantage.

Read how ASCM’s CEO, Abe Eshkenazi, explains how "Supply Chain is Everyone’s Business."

Let the numbers do the talking

In June, ASCM released the results of our 2020 Supply Chain Salary and Career Report. The data collected from over 2,400 U.S supply chain professionals shows that in addition to offering high salaries and good benefits, a career in supply chain offers job fulfillment, opportunities for advancement and a variety of work.

Interested to see how supply chain salaries measure up? 

View Salary Survey Key Findings

How do I pivot my career? Where do I start?

ASCM has compiled complimentary resources of extremely useful information to help you transition into the supply chain field.

Career Resources

There’s a good chance that many of the skills you already have are transferable to working in supply chain. Careers in supply chain are available in a broad range of industries with a diverse array of functions.

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Find the perfect supply chain job

The ASCM Job Board is the place to find supply chain roles in fields such as Logistics, Sales & Operations, Production, Inventory, Purchasing and more!

Search from over 2,000 jobs and internships in the supply chain industry.

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Supply Chain News & Insights

Get the latest news on what’s happening in the supply chain industry

Where does ASCM fit into this?

The Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) is the largest nonprofit association for supply chain providing education, certification and career resources for a global community of supply chain professionals. ASCM is built on a foundation of APICS certification and training spanning 60 years. Now, ASCM is driving innovation in the industry with new products, services and partnerships that enable companies to further streamline their processes, secure their competitive advantage and positively influence their bottom lines, all while creating a better world through supply chain.

Interested in joining ASCM?

ASCM Members have access to exclusive benefits including career resources and networking opportunities. Members also receive discounts on conferences, educational programs, publications and more. Additionally, our PLUS Members receive huge discounts on APICS certification courseware and exams.

Become a Member

Unemployed? ASCM is offering a limited time opportunity for members and non-members alike an ASCM Membership for six (6) months at a reduced rate! Join Now

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