Author: Alison May – Talent Consultant, Global Supply Chain and Logistics

Launching a career within the Global Supply and Logistics Industry is fast becoming an increasing choice for many Under-Graduates of Australia. Statistics show that in the last 12 months there has been a surge in enrolment numbers for International Business and Supply Chain Majors.

The Student Recruitment Manager from UTS stated that the universities opportunity to travel abroad as part of these Supply Chain and Logistics degrees proves to be a massive draw card for students selecting their courses.

The results are in:

As part of a recent survey conducted by specific International Business Graduate bodies, It concluded that Graduates are also attracted to the Globalised nature of the degree and career possibilities associated to Graduating in that particular area. The phenomenon of the online shopping rise since 2010 has also got ‘Gen Y’ intrigued to the possibilities of making a career out of this once foreign Industry.

Career paths for Global Supply Chain Graduates:

As the Global Supply Chain Industry across Australia is constantly evolving, the roles are getting smarter and more competitive. There are many areas in which you can specialise (Due to the degrees covering a large cross-section of industry areas), however the most attractive sectors include:

  • Import and Export Operations
  • Supply Chain Coordinator
  • Logistics Analyst
  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Purchasing Officer
  • Commodity Trading
  • Inventory Controller

The possibilities are endless and the career progression is exciting. The prospect of launching a career in a globalised Industry within Australia is attractive and rapidly evolving.