Executive Briefings

Importance of Supply Chain Training

Many companies aren't interested in on-the-job supply chain training for their workers anymore, says Joseph Kirchner, instructor at the University Alliance Supply Chain Program. They want employees to be familiar not just with such basics as forecasting, planning, purchasing and logistics but with risk management and sustainability before they even start. Moreover, many employees in non-supply-chain-related functions now are expected to know the rudiments of the discipline as well. [Run Time (Min.): 8:43]

Many companies aren't interested in on-the-job supply chain training for their workers anymore, says Joseph Kirchner, instructor at the University Alliance Supply Chain Program. They want employees to be familiar not just with such basics as forecasting, planning, purchasing and logistics but with risk management and sustainability before they even start. Moreover, many employees in non-supply-chain-related functions now are expected to know the rudiments of the discipline as well. [Run Time (Min.): 8:43]