The overall economic picture may still be uncertain, but the outlook for those seeking jobs in logistics and supply chain management appears to be pretty bright.
One indicator comes from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). Patricia O'Rourke, director of CSCMP's Career Center, reports that 2011 started out with a flurry of hiring activity, and job postings for all types of logistics and supply chain positions continued strong right through the end of December. CSCMP also reports that more companies are purchasing long-term recruitment packages from the Career Center, suggesting that hiring activity will remain robust in 2012.
More good news: Just under half (49 percent) of the 430 respondents to eyefortransport's 2011-2012 Global Chief Supply Chain Officer Strategy Survey said their companies currently are recruiting supply chain professionals. That's a notable increase over 2010, when only 35 percent of respondents reported that their companies were hiring.