What Do Supply Chain Managers Do?

There are people in companies whose sole purpose is to manage the supply chain. These are called “supply chain managers”. Generally, supply chain managers in a company are responsible for:

– Formulating a strategy for developing and maintaining relationships with suppliers and holding those suppliers accountable.

– Identifying, sourcing, negotiating and procuring a service or good essential to the company’s ongoing operations.

– Leveraging technology and procedures to facilitate the procurement process.

– Developing and structuring a logistics strategy to effectively manage the supply chain end-to-end.