Supply Chain Management / Logistics / Sales & Marketing Career Opportunities

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Supply Chain Management / Logistics / Sales & Marketing Career Opportunities

  1. 1. Supply Chain Management / Logistics / Sales & Marketing Career Opportunities Allen Vigil Grupo Logistics
  2. 2. Supply Chain is a system of organizations, activities, technologies and resources that help move a product or service from supplier to customer. It also includes coordination and collaboration of channel partners, such as suppliers, intermediaries, third party service providers and customers. International Trade involves the exchange of capital, goods and services across international borders. Supply chain activities create important support systems and linkages for international trade to take place. The Basics: Supply Chain & International Trade
  3. 3. Most companies organize vertically to optimize their respective functional area or department. They are not integrated. Process Focus Purchasing Manufacturing Logistics Sales
  4. 4. Process Focus II Manufacturing Logistics SalesPurchasing What results do we need? (vertical silos) What process should we apply? (Horizontal integration)
  5. 5. • Customer driven • Focus on efficiency, effectiveness and differentiation • Aggressively pursue innovation and creativity • Have support and involvement of senior management • Capitalize on the skills of people throughout the supply chain • Leverage core competencies • Inspire competitors to imitate • While competitors imitate, move onto new initiatives “Best” Supply Chain Strategies
  6. 6. Supply Chain Facts • US expenditures on transportation alone ($836 billion), are larger than the GDPs of all but 19 countries • Transportation-related workforce numbers add up to nearly 9% of the total US labor force • A company’s stock price can drop as much as 8% on a day a supply chain glitch is announced • Companies employing sophisticated supply chain methods enjoyed profits 12 times greater than companies with unsophisticated methods Every organization is impacted by the supply chain and every organization has one.
  7. 7. Typical Logistics Functions Company Production -Inventory -Purchasing -Production execution -Packaging Logistics Marketing -Sales Forecasting -Pricing -Packaging Materials Management Physical Distribution -Transportation & traffic -Warehousing -Inventory -Materials handling -Packaging -Purchasing -Location -Order fulfillment -Pricing -Forecasting -Production Scheduling
  8. 8. 1. Right Product 1. Right Place 1. Right Time 1. Right Condition 1. Right Cost (lowest total cost of ownership) The 5 “Rights” of Logistics
  9. 9. The 7 “R’s” of Logistics Management Right Product Right Condition Right Place Right Cost Right Quantity Right Time Right Customer
  10. 10. Top Global Supply Chains 2013 Rank Company Composite Score 1 Apple 9.51 2 McDonald’s 5.87 3 Amazon.com 5.86 4 Unilever 5.04 5 Intel 4.97 6 P&G 4.91 7 Cisco Systems 4.67 8 Samsung 4.35 9 Coca-Cola 4.33 10 Colgate-Palmolive 4.27 11 Dell 4.05 12 Inditex 3.85 13 Wal-Mart 3.79 14 Nike 3.62 15 Starbucks 3.41
  11. 11. Free Trade Agreements The US has 14 FTAs with 20 Countries Singapore Korea Australia Panama Bahrain Peru Chile Jordan Colombia Morocco Israel Oman NAFTA (Canada & Mexico) DR-CAFTA (Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua)
  12. 12. Reasons to Consider a Career in Logistics/Supply Chain Management• New opportunities are continuing to open in logistics • Careers in logistics are paying more than ever • Advancement opportunities in logistics are abundant • Logistics careers can be started anywhere (not region specific) • Logistics careers are rarely boring • Opportunities for women are rapidly expanding • Logistics provides entry-level opportunities into the international business field • People in logistics develop life-long network relationships
  13. 13. Recommended Skills for Success • Financial Planning • Forecasting • Knowledge of International Business Practices • Knowledge of Laws and Regulations • Knowledge of Supply Chain Management/Logistics and Transportation • Mechanical Skills • Workflow Optimization • General Management and Business Administration skills • Languages
  14. 14. Potential Career Positions • Production • Inventory Management • Purchasing • Production Execution • Packaging • Marketing • Sales Forecasting • Pricing • Packaging • Materials Management • Physical Distribution • Logistics Management • Transportation & Traffic • Warehousing • Inventory • Materials Handling • Packaging • Purchasing • Location • Order Fulfillment • Pricing • Forecasting • Production Scheduling
  15. 15. Entry Level Opportunities • Internships • Networking • On the Job Training
  16. 16. Thank You! Allen Vigil Director of International Business Development Cell: (760) 427-9921 Office: (619) 661-1493 Fax: (619) 661-1520 E-mail: avigil@grupo-logistics.com Grupo Logistics 7880 Airway Road, Suite B4 San Diego, CA 92154 www.grupo-logistics.com

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