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Supply Chain Managers - 11-3071.04

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

  • Global Supply Chain Director
  • Material Requirements Planning Manager
  • Solution Design and Analysis Manager
  • Supply Chain Director
  • Supply Chain Manager

SOC Occupation Groups

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 capabilities through on-site observations or other measurements.
  • 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.
  • Determine appropriate equipment and staffing levels to load, unload, move, or store materials.
  • 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.
  • Forecast material costs or develop standard cost lists.
  • Identify opportunities to reuse or recycle materials to minimize consumption of new materials, minimize waste, or to convert wastes to by-products.
  • Identify or qualify new suppliers in collaboration with other departments, such as procurement, engineering, or quality assurance.
  • Implement new or improved supply chain processes to improve efficiency or performance.
  • 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, controlling inventory, 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 and predict effects on supply chain activities.
  • Monitor suppliers' activities to assess performance in meeting quality or 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

  • Acquisition (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Acquisition Manager (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Acquisition Manager, ABM (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Acquisition Manager, Airlift (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Acquisition Manager, Bomber (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Acquisition Manager, C2ISREW (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Acquisition Manager, Fighter (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Acquisition Manager, General (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Acquisition Manager, Helicopter or EWO (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Acquisition Manager, RPA (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Acquisition Manager, Special Operations (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Acquisition Manager, Tanker (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Acquisition Manager, Trainer (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Acquisition Manager/Acquisition Core Member (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Acquisition Specialist (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Acquisition Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Acquisition Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Acquisition/Project Management (Coast Guard - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Administrative Contracting Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Aircraft Material Control and Allocation Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Aircrew Flight Equipment (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircrew Flight Equipment Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircrew Flight Equipment Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircrew Flight Equipment Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircrew Flight Equipment Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircrew Flight Equipment Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • AIRSpeed Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Ammunition Warrant Officer (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Aviation Supply Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Aviation Supply Operations Officer (Marine Corps - Warrant Officer only)
  • Contract and Industrial Management (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Contracting (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Contracting (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Contracting (Coast Guard - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Contracting Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Contracting Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Contracting Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Contracting Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Contracting Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Contracting Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) (Army - Enlisted)
  • Contracting Officer (DAWIA Level I) (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Contracting Officer (DAWIA Level II) (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Contracting Officer (DAWIA Level III) (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Contracting Officer (Entry Level) (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Contracting Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Contracting, ABM (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Contracting, Airlift (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Contracting, Bomber (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Contracting, C2ISREW (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Contracting, Fighter (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Contracting, General (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Contracting, Helicopter or EWO (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Contracting, RPA (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Contracting, Special Operations (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Contracting, Tanker (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Contracting, Trainer (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Distribution Management Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Electronics Logistics Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Enlisted AIRSpeed Coordinator (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fuel Logistics Planning Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • General Supply Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Ground Supply Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Ground Supply Operations Officer (Marine Corps - Warrant Officer only)
  • Health Services Materiel (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Inventory Control Methods Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Issue Control Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Logistics Commander (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Logistics Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Logistics Readiness (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Logistics Readiness, ABM (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Logistics Readiness, Airlift (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Logistics Readiness, Bomber (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Logistics Readiness, C2ISREW (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Logistics Readiness, Fighter (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Logistics Readiness, General (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Logistics Readiness, Helicopter or EWO (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Logistics Readiness, RPA (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Logistics Readiness, Special Operations (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Logistics Readiness, Tanker (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Logistics Readiness, Trainer (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Manager, Designated Project Functional Element (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Marine Acquisition Officer - Aviation (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Marine Acquisition Officer - Ground (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Marine Acquisition Officer Candidate (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Material Division Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Material Management Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Materiel Leader (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Medical Logistics Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Medical Materiel (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Medical Materiel Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Medical Materiel Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Medical Materiel Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Medical Materiel Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Medical Materiel Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Medical Materiel Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Naval Engineering Logistics Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Naval Plant Representative (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Naval Supply Control Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Operational Contract Support (OCS) Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Operational Contract Support Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Ordnance, General (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Petroleum Systems Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Procurement Contracting Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Procurement Management Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Program Manager, Weapons Systems (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Property Accounting Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Quartermaster Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Quartermaster, General (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Requirements Manager (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Senior Materiel Leader - Lower Echelon (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Senior Materiel Leader-Upper Echelon (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Ship Project Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Space Acquisition Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Staff Electronic Material Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Staff Material Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Stock Control Officer, Requirements (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Supply Chain and Materiel Management Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Supply Field Services Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Supply Logistics Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Supply Plans Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Supply Systems Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Technical Supply Officer (Aviation) (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Technical Supply Officer (General) (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Traffic Management Operations (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Operations Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Operations Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Operations Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Operations Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Operations Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Warehouse and Storage Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Weapons Distribution Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Weapons Logistics Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Weapons Material Officer (General) (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

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