What Excel Skills Do You Need For A Supply Chain Job In 2023

Tracking tabular data is an important part of any supply chain job, and supply chain management jobs in particular. This makes Excel skills particularly valuable if you want to succeed in the industry. Without further ado, let’s get into the Excel skills you need for supply chain success in 2023. How to Track Supplier Orders… Read More

2023 SMART Goals: How to Define and Conquer Them

You’ve probably heard that goal setting is a habit of highly successful people, and there is a lot of research to back up that claim. For example, one study found that people who wrote down their goals were 33 percent more likely to achieve them than those who only kept goals in their head. The… Read More

What are the Benefits of Partnering with ZDA?

These are challenging times in the supply chain, especially when it comes to recruiting top talent. Hiring managers face fierce competition, and yet business demands are driving the need for a high-performing, resilient workforce. ZDA can help companies meet these talent acquisition challenges by providing them with a number of key hiring benefits. With a… Read More

The Importance of Being Responsive to Recruiters

Without a doubt, it’s been a job seeker’s market for the past few years, and many people feel it’s perfectly fine to ghost a prospective employer. In a survey from the business review company Clutch, 41 percent of people looking for work said ghosting a potential employer is a reasonable thing to do. But this… Read More

How To Reach Out To Candidates As a Linkedin Recruiter

LinkedIn is a fantastic resource for recruiters and hiring managers, filled with promising candidates. But getting a dream candidate interested in your open position isn’t as easy as sending them a cut-in-paste cold email. If you’re on LinkedIn, you’ve probably gotten spammed by recruiters. At first, getting a message about an “exciting opportunity” may have… Read More

Has Supply Chain Fully Recovered From COVID-19?

For the past few decades, companies have been creating complex international supply chains designed for cost and efficiency. Unfortunately, supply chains we’re not built to fully withstand a disruption as massive as a global pandemic. While the effects of the pandemic have started to fade in some areas of the supply chain industry, the Russia-Ukraine… Read More

Why Supply Chain Jobs and Salary Studies are Wrong

Websites like Indeed and Glassdoor can be great resources for people looking to get information on supply chain salaries. However, these reports aren’t always accurate, and salaries can significantly vary thanks to a number of factors. Consider the following nine factors that can significantly affect the salary of a supply chain position. 1) Location Salaries… Read More

10 Parts of Supply Chain Management: Successful Distribution Process

Depending on the industry, the management of supply chain operations can take on many different forms. But in general, effective supply chain management ensures that an organization can ship and store materials in ways that support the bottom line. Consider the following ten parts of effective supply chain management. 1. Demand Management Demand management involves… Read More

10 Common Words You Should Never Use in a Job Interview

The words that people use say a lot about them. For example, you can probably tell where someone is from if they regularly use the word “y’all” or refer to carbonated drinks as “pop”. While regional lingo is fun and harmless, the language you use in a job interview can make or break your odds… Read More

The Difference Between Procurement & Supply Chain Management

Procurement and supply chain management operations may sound similar, but most companies have kept these business functions separated from one another. Increasingly, companies are finding that it could be more efficient to merge these functions. What is Procurement? Procurement operations our focus on acquiring essential goods and services for an organization while optimizing spending. Procurement… Read More