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Working As A Supply Chain Coordinator

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Make Decisions

  • $55,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Supply Chain Coordinator Do

Logisticians analyze and coordinate an organization’s supply chain—the system that moves a product from supplier to consumer. They manage the entire life cycle of a product, which includes how a product is acquired, distributed, allocated, and delivered.

Duties

Logisticians typically do the following:

  • Manage the logistical aspects of a product’s life cycle from design to disposal
  • Direct the allocation of materials, supplies, and products
  • Develop business relationships with suppliers and clients
  • Understand clients’ needs and know how to meet them
  • Design strategies to minimize the cost or time required to transport goods
  • Review logistical functions and identify areas for improvement
  • Propose improvements to management and customers

Logisticians oversee activities that include purchasing, transportation, inventory, and warehousing. They may direct the movement of a range of goods, people, or supplies, from common consumer goods to military supplies and personnel.

Logisticians use software systems to plan and track the movement of products. They operate software programs designed specifically to manage logistical functions, such as procurement, inventory management, and other supply chain planning and management systems.

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How To Become A Supply Chain Coordinator

A bachelor’s degree is typically required for most positions, although an associate’s degree may be sufficient for some logistician jobs. Industry certification and work experience in a related field is helpful for jobseekers.

Education

Logisticians may qualify for some positions with an associate’s degree. However, as logistics becomes increasingly complex, more companies prefer to hire workers who have at least a bachelor’s degree. Many logisticians have a bachelor’s degree in business, systems engineering, or supply chain management.

Bachelor’s degree programs often include coursework in operations and database management, and system dynamics. In addition, most programs offer courses that train students on software and technologies commonly used by logisticians, such as radio-frequency identification (RFID).

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Although not required, certification can demonstrate professional competence and a broad knowledge of logistics. Logisticians can obtain certification through APICS or the International Society of Logistics (SOLE). To become certified, a logistician typically needs to have a certain amount of education and work experience and to pass an exam.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Prospective logisticians can benefit from previous work experience in a field related to logistics or business. Others gain work experience while serving in the military. Experience allows a worker to learn about products and supply chain processes. Some employers allow applicants to substitute several years of work experience for a degree.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Logisticians need strong communication skills in order to collaborate with colleagues and do business with suppliers and customers.

Critical-thinking skills. Logisticians must develop, adjust, and carry out logistical plans. They often must find ways to reduce costs and improve efficiency.

Organizational skills. Logisticians must be able to perform several tasks at one time, keep detailed records, and simultaneously manage several projects in a fast-paced environment.

Problem-solving skills. Logisticians must handle unforeseen issues, such as delivery problems, and adjust plans as needed to resolve the issues.

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Supply Chain Coordinator Career Paths

Supply Chain Coordinator
Planner/Buyer Senior Buyer Purchasing Manager
Director Of Purchasing
10 Yearsyrs
Supply Chain Lead Supply Chain Manager
Director Of Supply Chain Management
11 Yearsyrs
Material Manager Operations Manager Supply Chain Manager
Director Of Supply Chain Operations
11 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Product Manager Purchasing Manager
Director, Procurement
13 Yearsyrs
Supply Chain Lead Material Manager Operations Manager
Distribution Center Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Supply Chain Manager Program Manager
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Supply Chain Planner Senior Supply Chain Analyst Supply Chain Manager
Global Supply Chain Director
14 Yearsyrs
Purchasing Manager Supply Chain Analyst Supply Chain Manager
Global Supply Chain Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Purchasing Manager Product Developer Process Engineer
Manufacturing Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Quality Assurance Manager Production Manager
Material Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Supply Chain Manager Senior Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Supply Chain Analyst Business Analyst Product Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Construction Manager Operations Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Planner/Buyer Purchasing Manager General Manager
President Of Operations
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Buyer Material Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Supply Chain Analyst Supply Chain Manager
Supply Chain Director
14 Yearsyrs
Material Manager Manufacturing Manager Purchasing Manager
Supply Chain Lead
9 Yearsyrs
Supply Chain Planner Planning Manager Supply Chain Manager
Supply Chain Logistics Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Buyer Purchasing Manager
Supply Chain Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Product Manager Senior Buyer
Supply Manager
6 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Supply Coordinator 3.3 years
Supply Planner 2.6 years
Top Employers Before
Buyer 7.2%
Internship 5.7%
Supervisor 2.8%
Manager 2.8%
Top Employers After
Buyer 11.1%

Supply Chain Coordinator Demographics

Gender

Female

49.5%

Male

46.2%

Unknown

4.3%
Ethnicity

White

74.5%

Hispanic or Latino

11.7%

Asian

11.0%

Unknown

2.2%

Black or African American

0.6%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

32.8%

Mandarin

12.9%

Chinese

8.6%

French

7.8%

German

6.0%

Cantonese

5.2%

Carrier

5.2%

Japanese

3.4%

Russian

3.4%

Vietnamese

2.6%

Korean

2.6%

Portuguese

1.7%

Belarusian

1.7%

Arabic

1.7%

Ukrainian

1.7%

Thai

0.9%

Mongolian

0.9%

Dutch

0.9%
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Supply Chain Coordinator Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

30.5%

Pennsylvania State University

6.0%

University of Texas at Dallas

5.4%

Michigan State University

4.8%

University of Houston

4.8%

Arizona State University

4.2%

Grand Valley State University

4.2%

University of Illinois at Chicago

4.2%

Columbus State Community College

3.6%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

3.6%

Sam Houston State University

3.6%

Iowa State University

3.6%

University of Louisville

3.0%

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

3.0%

Liberty University

3.0%

Greenville Technical College

3.0%

Rockhurst University

2.4%

University of North Texas

2.4%

University of Kansas

2.4%

Ashford University

2.4%
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Majors

Business

41.2%

Supply Chain Management

12.3%

Management

5.8%

Accounting

5.1%

Finance

3.9%

Marketing

3.7%

Economics

2.9%

International Business

2.5%

Communication

2.5%

Psychology

2.3%

Project Management

2.2%

General Studies

1.9%

Industrial Engineering

1.9%

Health Care Administration

1.9%

Operations Management

1.9%

English

1.8%

Human Resources Management

1.8%

Criminal Justice

1.5%

Computer Science

1.4%

Education

1.4%
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Degrees

Bachelors

47.5%

Masters

21.7%

Other

16.8%

Associate

8.8%

Certificate

3.9%

Diploma

1.0%

Doctorate

0.2%

License

0.1%
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Real Supply Chain Coordinator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
SR. Supply Chain Coordinator Conocophillips Company Houston, TX Jun 14, 2013 $88,240 -
$132,360
Supply Chain Coordinator Robinson Pharma, Inc. Costa Mesa, CA Sep 16, 2015 $79,953
Supply Chain Coordinator Leprino Foods Company Denver, CO Sep 27, 2014 $77,690
North American Market Supply Chain Coordination MA Malteurop North America Inc. Milwaukee, WI Aug 07, 2014 $75,000 -
$85,000
ERT Senior Supply Chain Coordinator International Rescue Committee, Inc. New York, NY Oct 01, 2012 $75,000
Supply Chain Coordinator Turbo Air, Inc. Long Beach, CA Sep 02, 2014 $69,915
Supply Chain Coordinator Turbo Air, Inc. Carson, CA Jan 24, 2011 $65,761
Supply Chain Coordinator Turbo Air, Inc. Carson, CA Sep 02, 2011 $65,761
Supply Chain & Service Coordinator Infocus Corporation Portland, OR Mar 01, 2011 $60,000
Supply Chain Coordinator Robertet Flavors, Inc. Piscataway, NJ Jan 26, 2010 $58,000
Supply Chain Coordinator-Raw Material Purchasing & Sales Hubergroup USA, Inc. Kankakee, IL Feb 09, 2015 $57,611
Supply Chain Coordinator-Raw Material Purchasing & Hostmann-Steinberg Inc. Kankakee, IL Feb 09, 2012 $57,040
Supply Chain Coordinator Lb Marketing, Inc. Alpharetta, GA Aug 30, 2016 $55,000
Supply Chain Coordinator Abo Supply, LLC TN Oct 01, 2012 $54,200
Demand & Supply Chain Coordinator Dester Corporation College Park, GA Sep 10, 2015 $54,000
Global Supply Chain Coordinator Modern Shoe Company MA Sep 10, 2015 $51,750
Global Supply Chain Coordinator Highline United LLC MA Sep 16, 2015 $51,750
Supply Chain Clinical Coordinator Geisinger Systems Services Danville, PA Jul 01, 2014 $50,357 -
$60,357
Supply Chain and Process Coordinator Mondi Akrosil, LLC Pleasant Prairie, WI Jan 10, 2011 $48,001
Supply Chain Coordinator Hanwha L&C USA, LLC Atlanta, GA Jan 11, 2015 $47,600
Supply Chain Coordinator Bayer Healthcare LLC Berkeley, CA May 01, 2010 $47,000 -
$56,000
Supply Chain Coordinator Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. Highland Heights, OH Oct 02, 2013 $46,000 -
$60,000
Supply Chain Coordinator Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. Highland Heights, OH Oct 02, 2010 $45,800 -
$60,000

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Top Skills for A Supply Chain Coordinator

PurchaseOrdersVendorRelationshipsSupplyChainProductionSchedulesLogisticsProceduresComplianceRawMaterialsSafetyStockInventoryLevelsInventoryControlERPInventoryManagementChainCoordinatorMRPCostSavingsBuyersChainManagementKeyPerformanceIndicatorsCustomerService

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Top Supply Chain Coordinator Skills

  1. Purchase Orders
  2. Vendor Relationships
  3. Supply Chain
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Managed purchase orders and forecasts for around 150 vendors.
  • Manage Component/Labor Vendor relationships insuring services/goods meet established expectations.
  • Served as the day to day supply chain expert for Military Delivery Agents and Food Service Distributors.
  • Monitor International delivery schedules; monitor the flow of materials and components to conform to production schedules.
  • Reviewed efficiency of processes and overall logistics between company, formulators, suppliers, external customers and warehouses.

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