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Supply Chain Analyst

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Analyzes data to identify inefficiencies and potential improvements in the supply chain system for a company or organization. Analyzes workflow and costs associated with procurement, production, and distribution; analyzes sales and customer demand data; completes cost benefit analysis for proposed changes in production processes.

Job Outlook

There were 888 Supply Chain Analyst job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 20157 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Logistics / Supply Chain Analyst industry, which includes the Supply Chain Analyst career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Supply Chain Analyst jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $67,110.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $67,206.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Supply Chain Analyst postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $55,820.

Education and Experience

Posted Supply Chain Analyst jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree4%
Bachelor's Degree65%
Master's Degree18%
Doctoral Degree0%
Other14%

Posted Supply Chain Analyst jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years37%
3 to 5 years48%
6 to 8 years8%
9+ years7%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Supply Chain Analyst positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (%)
  • Microsoft Excel (%)
  • Planning (%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (%)
  • Problem Solving (%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Supply Chain Knowledge (72%)
  • Supply Chain Management (38%)
  • Logistics (35%)
  • Procurement (24%)
  • SAP (24%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Project Management (19%)
  • Scheduling (17%)
  • Purchasing (17%)
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) (15%)
  • Data Analysis (13%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Inventory Planning (%)
  • Supply Chain Coordination (%)
  • Transportation Management Systems (%)
  • Supply Chain Strategy (%)
  • Logistics Engineering (%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Supply Chain Analyst skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Supply Chain Planner
  • Senior Supply Chain Analyst
  • Transportation Analyst
  • Fulfillment Coordinator

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Supply Chain Analyst jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Humana (393)
  • Johnson & Johnson (231)
  • Dell (208)
  • Dick's Sporting Goods Incorporated (173)
  • Deloitte (163)

North Carolina

  • XPO Logistics (33)
  • Dell (17)
  • IBM (15)
  • Corning Incorporated (14)
  • Honeywell (12)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!