Supply Chain

Supply Chain Has Become an Indispensable Segment of the Canadian Economy

African American worker driving forkliftThe concept of a supply chain may not be widely known or understood but it has become essential to the daily operations, competitive performance, and the long-term viability of organizations that manufacture and/or distribute raw materials and/or finished products.  A supply chain is comprised of every party that comes in contact with a specific product throughout one or more of the following processes:

  • Sourcing Materials
  • Manufacturing
  • Warehousing
  • Distribution

For a supply chain to operate efficiently/effectively there must be timely, accurate, and comprehensive communication between and among all of the parties involved, in order that all materials, parts, and finished goods move/flow in a judicious and time-sensitive manner along the chain.  When a supply chain operates in such a fashion, it can provide substantial benefits to an organization, including:

  • Streamlined inventory control – in/out/quantity
  • Manufacturing efficiency – faster time to market
  • Effective use of internal resources – staff and facilities
  • Greater flexibility to meet any changes in market demand
  • Increased profitability due to lower/reduced operating costs

In today’s economy, companies are continuously looking for ways to improve their cash flow through a combination of increasing sales/revenues, reducing operating expenses, and faster/quicker collection of accounts payable.  Since supply chain management plays an integral role in this equation, employers are and will continue to be in need of capable and competent staff to handle several vital responsibilities.

Therefore, employment and career opportunities within the supply chain industry have a positive upside, at present and in the longer term, in both the public and private sectors.  Types of work available in the supply chain sector encompass managerial, operational, and tactical functions across these responsibilities:

  • Warehousing
  • Transportation
  • Marketing and sales
  • Purchasing and procurement
  • Logistics/information systems
  • Customer service and support
  • Inventory and materials control
  • Senior management/supervision

Supply chain has become an indispensable segment of the Canadian economy, engaging more than 800,000 employees in 2014 over a wide range of industries and occupations.

The sector has demonstrated an average labour force growth rate of slightly more than 2% over the period of 2006 to 2014, adding more than 13,500 new jobs annually during that time.  Individuals looking to establish or revive a career in the Canadian workplace would be well advised to consider the supply chain industry.

Dispatcher, Transportation Analyst, and Other Jobs in the Supply Chain Sector

African American worker driving forkliftJob seekers focused on finding employment and/or establishing a satisfying career in the supply chain industry will benefit from the knowledge and services provided by Winters Technical Staffing, a leading staffing agency within Toronto and the surrounding area for more than 40 years.

Staffing specialists from Winters Technical Staffing have developed and maintain strong working relationships with many Toronto-area employers, who in turn often rely on these professionals to identify top talent for vacancies/expanded staffing needs in their supply chain-related roles.  Some of the functions or responsibilities for which these employers often require new and/or experienced staffing include:

  • Labourer
  • Dispatcher
  • Inventory Control
  • Operations Manager
  • Warehouse Manager
  • Transportation Analyst

The staffing professionals at Winters Technical Staffing are wholly knowledgeable in the skills and expertise needed for successful entry and growth/development in the supply chain industry.  As a result, they can competently and confidently offer counseling and support to job seekers interested in this essential sector of the Canadian economy.

For additional information on the areas of specialization for the staffing professionals at Winters Technical Staffing, visit our Industry Specialties page.

Contact Winters Today

To begin the pursuit of your career within the supply chain sector, call Winters Technical Staffing today at 1-877-495-7422 or contact us to arrange a consultation with one of our industry specialists.


  1. Allan Catherwood

    I attended trios college for Supply chain logistics, still driving trucks. I would love to get out of driving trucks what can you suggest.

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