Week 3 – Discussion
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Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
Exploring Supply Management Careers
Visit one of the following websites:
Using “Supply Management” as your key search words, locate one opening and share the following with the class:
- Position title.
- Required and desired education.
- Required and desired certification(s).
- Required number of years of experience.
- Complete URL so that interested parties can easily locate the opening.
Our goal is to develop an illustrative cross-section of the current state of the demand for positions within the profession.
Guided Response: Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts. Discuss any trends in titles, education, certifications, experience, or other requirements you find. Your replies should be between 75 to 125 words in length.
- COLLAPSE SUBDISCUSSIONMichael SmithMichael Smith
May 6, 2021May 6 at 8:32pmManage Discussion EntryInstructor’s Note:
If you have had to hit the pavement in search of a job, then none of the websites listed for this discussion are new to you. The goal of this exercise is to show students the breath and nature of the different types of jobs within the supply chain management field. Building on the initial time studies by Fredrick Taylor, Frank and Lillian Gilbreth, supply management has become vital profession as well as a strategic partner in every industry since the 20th century.
Procurement, purchasing, buying, logistics, transportation, inventory, shipping, receiving, program management, project management, special projects etc. are all part of the field. There are different skill sets, education and experience required for each type of job. It is a dynamic field and never boring.
Exploring Supply Management Careers – Due by Day 3 (1st Post) [2 points total for all three required posts]
Complete the instructions for this discussion for your initial post. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts. Discuss the variety and types of jobs inclusive of Supply Management. Your replies should be between 75 to 125 words in length. A reference and citation are required for each of these posts.
You must create one initial post (due Day 3) and at least two substantive responses (due Day 7), for a minimum of three required posts for this discussion.Edited by Michael Smith on May 6 at 8:36pm Reply