A Supply Chain Engineer is responsible for overseeing and managing company’s overall supply chain and logistics strategy and operations in order to maximize the process efficiency and productivity. A Supply Chain Engineer plays a crucial role in developing and maintaining good relationships with vendors and distributors. A Supply Chain Engineer plans and implements the overall supply chain strategy by collaborating with Sales, Operations, and Customer Service teams, identifies process bottlenecks, implements solutions in a timely manner, suggests solutions for process improvements, works with finance, sales, and manufacturing team to determine best vendors and distributors, and builds and maintains good relationships with vendors. A Supply Chain Engineer determines key supply chain KPIs and documents step-by-step procedures for the supply planning process.
Major coursework in Computer Science, Data Analytics, Engineering (Industrial, Electrical, Systems, or Mechanical), Logistics/Supply Chain Management, Operations Research, Statistics, or related field
Industrial engineers and operations research or modeling analysts working in transportation operations use advanced mathematical and analytical methods to analyze and solve complex problems, assess risk, and provide a data-driven approach to decision-making. They might be involved in numerous types of projects including process improvement plans, warehouse and labor management, capital projects, inventory and equipment planning, cost saving initiatives, or logistics process design. Utilizing industrial engineering skills inherent in process flow analysis, operational project planning, efficiency or process improvement studies, statistical and mapping analysis, and time and motion studies, the industrial engineer or operations analyst will be involved in planning and designing new transportation operations, supporting existing operations, and developing comprehensive supply chain solutions.