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The Operations Management Employment Outlook

Summer 2013 Report

Understanding the key supply chain and operations management hiring trends, knowledge, and skills sought by those with hiring responsibility and within expected hiring areas is critical. Due to the bellwether nature of supply chain and operations management roles in the marketplace, it is important to find the knowledge and skills that

  • best match future employment opportunities
  • hiring managers use to evaluate candidates and hiring needs
  • global economic trend watchers pay attention to.
Read the Summer 2013 Report

APICS Supply Chain Council and the Cameron School of Business at the University of North Carolina Wilmington jointly produce the APICS Operations Management Employment Outlook report in order to keep supply chain and operations management professionals informed.

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Download the full APICS Operations Management Employment Outlook Report and Key Findings Document.

More information is available in the full “Operations Management Employment Outlook” report, available exclusively to APICS members at apics.org/omoutlook

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About this report 

The data for this report were collected from a random sample of more than 37,000 operations management professionals worldwide. Twice annually, approximately 50 percent of the APICS members, certification designees, and customers are asked to participate in the “Operations Management Employment Outlook” survey related to anticipated hiring, salary, and knowledge and experience desired for various job categories.

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