Logistics and supply chain management consulting firms provide operational advice and assistance to companies in areas such as inventory management, distribution infrastructure planning, and materials management and handling.
In recent years, growth in logistics and supply chain management consulting has been driven by the rise in e-commerce and the increasingly sprawling nature of global supply chains. In the years ahead, the sector is likely to be fueled by continued growth in online shopping and delivery, as well as a renewed emphasis on resiliency in the face of recent global supply chain bottlenecks.
To help fill the growing employment pipeline, ten regional colleges, universities, and career campuses offer related degrees and certificates.
- Northern Kentucky University (NKU) now offers a Bachelor of Science in Global Supply Chain Management to provide students insight into strategic sourcing and global management of inventory as well as practical knowledge of distribution, transportation and logistics strategies.
- Gateway Community & Technical College offers training in the global supply chain for supply chain specialists, global sales associates, and logistics managers.
- Supply Chain OKI is a nonprofit organization that helps youth and the unemployed find job opportunities and the education to create the next generation of supply chain employees in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.