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5 Skills Needed To Work In The Supply Chain Of The Future

Jun 13, 2022 | Amelyah Roach

Amidst the constant evolution and innovations materializing throughout our highly digitised world, CEO's, leaders and managers have had no choice but to anticipate and plan for a future model of their businesses and supply chain processes, and indeed how to navigate through these eventual global changes effectively within their respective sectors. The following posts highlights some key skills needed to work in the predicted supply chain of the future.

1)Flexibility & Adaptability

Already a highly sought after skill, with the global turn that took place when the Covid-19 pandemic hit in 2020, now more than ever those working within supply chain and logistics networks need to be as flexible and as adaptable as possible to be prepared for any situation.


With the ever changing landscape of all things tech, business and communication, future supply chain works will need to lean more into their curious side to always anticipate market and industry shifts as well as be proactive about seeking out new innovations and trends in different countries that could create more value within the supply chain.

3)Be tech and data driven

Considering the global increase in e-commerce and tech innovations of every kind becoming standard parts of supply chain networks , it comes as no surprise that  future supply chain and logistics workers will need to be more tech savvy than ever, knowing the ins and outs of networks such as blockchain, robotics devices such as ASRS and devices such as drones.

4)Sustainability focused

As most of us know, the earth is deteriorating at a rapid pace and a greater focus on and prioritisation of sustainability is needed to reverse this. Within the context of business, e-commerce and production, this calls for all involved in supply chain and logistics networks to be clear on what sustainability is, how to promote it and preserve it within their workplace, as well as leverage its benefits to create a harmonious network that is both successful and creates little environmental, social and economical damage.

5)Soft skills

It may seem obvious to include soft skills such as communication, listening, self-control and conflict resolution when talking about any job within any industry, but in the area of supply chain and logistics, which is projected to become even more in demand, complex and technical, these soft skills will serve as the very foundation for better collaboration,sound decision making and efficiency within the industry.

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