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Does STEM extend to Logistics/Supply chain management?

I am interested in the the design and management of work-flow. #management #logistics #supply-chain

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Hello, Kelly. STEM does absolutely extend to Logistics and Supply Chain. In a world where technology is advancing at an unprecedented rate, companies need people with technical backgrounds and STEM based experience to help design, and optimize their Supply Chains. There are many inputs and outputs to the Supply Chain and people with STEM backgrounds and passion for process flow design can typically apply various analytical insights and environmental dependencies to help optimize solutions. Take a look at this article from a trusted Supply Chain network that discusses the need for STEM talent in Supply Chain fields. http://www.apics.org/about/overview/apics-news-detail/2017/06/13/supply-chain-stem
Last updated Oct 04 '17 at 09:25

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Hi Kelly. Absolutely!! STEM is a widely used acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science,_technology,_engineering,_and_mathematics

With this broad definition, you can focus course work, studies and career on STEM-related supply chain careers, such as manufacturing engineering (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manufacturing_engineering) or industrial engineering (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Industrial_engineering). Additionally, logistics and supply chain requires detailed analysis of aspects like forecasting, inventory management, lead time management... all of which have heavy emphasis on mathematics and modeling. There are many more STEM-related fields that play into supply chain. I recommend taking a look at those wikipedia pages as a starting point.

Last updated Dec 19 '16 at 18:56

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