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What is Supply Chain?

What is Supply Chain?

A role within Supply Chain involves working on the sequence of processes involved in the production and distribution of commodities and services. The supply chain itself is the network between a company and its suppliers to produce a specific product.

 

What are typical roles within Supply Chain?

  • Procurement/ Supply Chain Advisor, Officer or Assistant
  • Procurement/ Supply Chain Management, Director or Head of Department
  • Demand & Inventory
  • Customer Services

 

How do you get into a role within Quality Assurance and Quality Control?

Both Quality jobs and Supply Chain jobs are closely linked and sometimes overlap depending on the product being manufactured and the nature of the business.

For the pharmaceutical, consumer health, medical devices, and clinical markets, scientific qualifications are highly desirable and create a good starting place for a career in these sectors.

An experience and understanding of current regulations and legislations is imperative to a role within Supply Chain and will help to define your skillset. For example - GCP, GMP, GDP, GLP or ISO standards (9001, 13584).

To progress within the Supply Chain sector, it’s all about building a good network and reputation and learning the practices, business and industry inside out.

 

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