Improving Technology Skills in Supply Chain Management

by Richard C. Wilson on December 3, 2012

The field of supply chain management is laden with technology. As with almost every field, technology plays a role in successful business operations. When working in supply chain management, it is vital that you have a good understanding of the technology used with your field. Additionally, it is important to keep your skills up-to-date.  Here are some ways to update your technology skills.

TAKE A COURSE – There are many course opportunities available to professionals today. Both traditional classroom and online opportunities are available. Consider taking courses in basic software programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel or a training class in a particular specialized software program you use in your own office.

CONDUCT TRAINING – If you are experienced in the technology that is used in your line of business, it can be very beneficial to conduct a training session for your coworkers.  Conducting training can help you refresh your knowledge and skills as well as help your supply chain management coworkers updates their skills.

BRING IN THE EXPERTS – Another way to update your supply chain management technology skills is to contact the company that supports or sells your software or particular technology.  These companies typically have trainers available to hire to come to your place of business and train you and your coworkers. This can be very helpful for beginning and advanced users of any technology utilized in your office.

Whether you choose to update your technology knowledge and skills on your own or by hiring a professional trainer, you will find that updating your skills and professional knowledge through technology training is beneficial to your career.  Technology training and knowledge is an excellent bullet point for your resume as well as a way to stay updated in your supply chain management career.

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