Expanding use of robotics and artificial intelligence

Machine learning for easier data analysis

Integrated operations

Increased importance of sustainability

Top Skill

Projected Posting Growth (2018-2023)

Microsoft Office and productivity tools
Advanced Microsoft Excel 37%
Supply chain planning 28%
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) 25%
Key performance indicators (KPIs)
Basic customer service 23%
Leadership and management 22%
Performance management 15%

Emerging Skill

Projected Posting Growth (2018–2023)

Business communication 43%
Defense federal acquisition regulations 24%
Transportation management systems 13%
Escalation management 12%
Third-party logistics (3PL) 8%
Supply chain coordination 3%