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'Supplying' Workforce Needs: The Creation of The National Center for Supply Chain Automation Education


This 17-page paper, provided by the National Center for Supply Chain Automation, highlights the importance of a technology focused interdisciplinary approach to supply chain management in the current manufacturing warehouse environment. "This paper discusses the supply chain technologies, 21st century warehouses, the emerging occupation of Supply Chain Technicians, existing education and training models, as well as the composition and goals of The National Center for Supply Chain Automation." The overall goal is to create a larger, more technically skilled manufacturing workforce by 2020.

This paper includes the following sections: What is Supply Chain Technology, The 21st Century Warehouse, The Need for a Supply Chain Technician Workforce, Creating Educational Programs for Supply Chain Technology, A Focus on Problem-Based Learning, Who Comprises The National Center for Supply Chain Automation, The National Center's Goals and Activities, and References.

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