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Supply Chain Managers
District Of Columbia

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Direct or coordinate production, purchasing, warehousing, distribution, or financial forecasting services or activities to limit costs and improve accuracy, customer service, or safety. Examine existing procedures or opportunities for streamlining activities to meet product distribution needs. Direct the movement, storage, or processing of inventory.

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Currently Employed: 38,550

Projected Annual Job Openings: 860

Typical Hourly Wage: $53.96 - $69.41

Typical Annual Salary: $112,200 - $144,400

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: Less than 5 years

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Confer with supply chain planners to forecast demand or create supply plans that ensure availability of materials or products.
  • Monitor forecasts and quotas to identify changes or to determine their effect on supply chain activities.
  • Analyze inventories to determine how to increase inventory turns, reduce waste, or optimize customer service.
  • Define performance metrics for measurement, comparison, or evaluation of supply chain factors, such as product cost or quality.
  • Develop procedures for coordination of supply chain management with other functional areas, such as sales, marketing, finance, production, or quality assurance.
  • Negotiate prices and terms with suppliers, vendors, or freight forwarders.
  • Meet with suppliers to discuss performance metrics, to provide performance feedback, or to discuss production forecasts or changes.
  • Implement new or improved supply chain processes.
  • Design or implement supply chains that support business strategies adapted to changing market conditions, new business opportunities, or cost reduction strategies.
  • Manage activities related to strategic or tactical purchasing, material requirements planning, inventory control, warehousing, or receiving.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Laser fax machine
  • Notebook computers
  • Personal computers
  • Radio frequency scanners

Technology:
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Inventory management software
  • Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
  • Word processing software

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