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Supply Chain Managers - 11-9199.04

O*NET-SOC Description

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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Supply Chain Director
  • Global Supply Chain Director
  • Supply Chain Vice President

SOC Occupation Groups

11-0000 Management Occupations
11-9000 Other Management Occupations
11-9190 Miscellaneous Managers
11-9199.00 Managers, All Other
11-9199.04 Supply Chain Managers

Related Occupations

Tasks

  • Analyze information about supplier performance or procurement program success.
  • Analyze inventories to determine how to increase inventory turns, reduce waste, or optimize customer service.
  • Appraise vendor manufacturing ability through on-site visits and measurements.
  • Assess appropriate material handling equipment needs and staffing levels to load, unload, move, or store materials.
  • Collaborate with other departments, such as procurement, engineering, and quality assurance, to identify or qualify new suppliers.
  • Conduct or oversee the conduct of life cycle analyses to determine the environmental impacts of products, processes, or systems.
  • Confer with supply chain planners to forecast demand or create supply plans that ensure availability of materials or products.
  • Define performance metrics for measurement, comparison, or evaluation of supply chain factors, such as product cost or quality.
  • Design or implement plant warehousing strategies for production materials or finished products.
  • Design or implement supply chains that support business strategies adapted to changing market conditions, new business opportunities, or cost reduction strategies.
  • Design or implement supply chains that support environmental policies.
  • Design, implement, or oversee product take back or reverse logistics programs to ensure products are recycled, reused, or responsibly disposed.
  • Develop material costs forecasts or standard cost lists.
  • Develop or implement procedures or systems to evaluate or select suppliers.
  • Develop procedures for coordination of supply chain management with other functional areas, such as sales, marketing, finance, production, or quality assurance.
  • Diagram supply chain models to help facilitate discussions with customers.
  • Document physical supply chain processes, such as workflows, cycle times, position responsibilities, or system flows.
  • Evaluate and select information or other technology solutions to improve tracking and reporting of materials or products distribution, storage, or inventory.
  • Identify opportunities to reuse or recycle materials to minimize consumption of new materials, minimize waste, or to convert wastes to by-products.
  • Implement new or improved supply chain processes.
  • Investigate or review the carbon footprints and environmental performance records of current or potential storage and distribution service providers.
  • Locate or select biodegradable, non-toxic, or other environmentally friendly raw materials for manufacturing processes.
  • Manage activities related to strategic or tactical purchasing, material requirements planning, inventory control, warehousing, or receiving.
  • Meet with suppliers to discuss performance metrics, to provide performance feedback, or to discuss production forecasts or changes.
  • Monitor forecasts and quotas to identify changes or to determine their effect on supply chain activities.
  • Monitor supplier performance to assess ability to meet quality and delivery requirements.
  • Negotiate prices and terms with suppliers, vendors, or freight forwarders.
  • Participate in the coordination of engineering changes, product line extensions, or new product launches to ensure orderly and timely transitions in material or production flow.
  • Review or update supply chain practices in accordance with new or changing environmental policies, standards, regulations, or laws.
  • Select transportation routes to maximize economy by combining shipments or consolidating warehousing and distribution.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Analyze data to assess operational or project effectiveness.
  • Analyze data to inform operational decisions or activities.
  • Confer with organizational members to accomplish work activities.
  • Coordinate with external parties to exchange information.
  • Develop operating strategies, plans, or procedures.
  • Develop organizational goals or objectives.
  • Develop organizational methods or procedures.
  • Develop procedures to evaluate organizational activities.
  • Develop sustainable organizational policies or practices.
  • Document organizational or operational procedures.
  • Estimate cost or material requirements.
  • Estimate labor requirements.
  • Evaluate environmental impact of operational or development activities.
  • Evaluate potential of products, technologies, or resources.
  • Evaluate quality of materials or products.
  • Identify opportunities for green initiatives.
  • Implement organizational process or policy changes.
  • Implement transportation changes to reduce environmental impact.
  • Manage inventories of products or organizational resources.
  • Manage operations, research, or logistics projects.
  • Monitor external affairs or events affecting business operations.
  • Monitor performance of organizational members or partners.
  • Negotiate contracts for transportation, distribution, or logistics services.

Military Crosswalk Titles

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Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

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