A career in supply chain management deals with a dynamic environment of efficiently facilitating the delivery of goods to customers through a variety of intermediaries. The process is known as channel management and is only a small part of supply chain management. Supply chain management deals with the entire array of sourcing, procurement, conversion, and logistics management activities. Organizations must rely on effective supply chains to coordinate the vast array of inputs and outputs of globally networked companies. The combination information technology and outsourcing have created organizations like Dell and Wal-Mart adept at forming alliances and/or performing specific strategic tasks to take.
Employment of logisticians is projected to grow seven percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Employment growth will be driven by the need for logistics in the transportation of goods in a global economy.