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ERIC Number: EJ900243
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1740-2875
An Innovative Supply Chain Management Programme Structure: Broadening the SCM Skill Set
Okongwu, Uche
International Journal of Learning and Change, v2 n2 p192-212 2007
This paper proposes a matrix structure for training Supply Chain Management (SCM) professionals. It is an innovative programme structure that combines two approaches: cross-border and inter-organisational. It enables the students to comprehend complex and specific business environments and to understand the diverse nature of SCM systems in both theory and practice. Based on the literature review and the analysis of SCM and logistics job advertisements in two countries--the USA and France, we identified the skills and competences required to be a SCM professional. Results of the job analysis show that, in most cases, the same responsibilities are assigned to both logistics and SCM professionals. However, we argue that the SCM programmes should have a broader scope than the logistics programmes. (Contains 4 tables, 3 figures and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: France; United States