As we shift to a new normal, there is an increased need for on-time deliveries to millions of locations nationwide, rapidly growing the supply chain and logistics industry. As a result, this is a great time to encourage students to pursue supply chain management and freight broker/agent training. According to Burning Glass Technologies, the combination of freight transportation and supply chain logistics knowledge will grow in demand by 21.2% in the next 10 years, and you can be at the forefront of offering this type of in-demand education.
Did you know that students can complete supply chain management and freight broker/agent training and start a home-based business entirely online? Here are five reasons to offer supply chain and freight broker/agent training to your students.
1. Provide students with a complete view of supply chain management and the freight broker/agent industry
In this comprehensive, online course, students will get a complete view and detailed knowledge of the logistics industry to help them better understand their role and their reliance on others. They will learn about the connection between planning, sourcing, manufacturing, and delivering for an integrated supply chain, as well as everything they need to run a successful freight brokerage or agency in the U.S.
2. Give students a competitive edge in the job market
Help students develop a robust knowledge of the entire supply chain—something many others competing for jobs in the industry may not have. As a result, demand for logistics knowledge in supply chain management and freight broker/agent training is growing. This combination of skills will drive efficiency in the supply chain and give students a competitive edge in the market whether they choose to pursue a career in supply chain management, as a freight broker/agent, or even start their own business in this field.
3. Students can complete training and begin a new career in 12 months or less
This program provides students with a self-paced, online education. They will have 12 months to complete the program, supported by expert instructors Wayne Durr and Jan Roach. Wayne is a global supply chain manager with over 30 years of supply chain experience with the U.S. Army, U.S. Government, Fortune 500 companies, and startups. Jan ran a brokerage/freight agency for over 10 years, and both are ready to impart their valuable knowledge to students to begin a successful career in the industry.
4. Enable students to earn a high salary in this in-demand field
According to Indeed.com, the average freight service company salary is $62,105 with an additional $28,000 in commissions, with supply chain professionals making an average of $80,000, according to the Association for Supply Chain Management. Additionally, professional certifications can help students earn even more. As a part of the Supply Chain Professional + Freight Broker/Agent Training course, students will prepare for the Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) exam. According to a salary survey conducted by the Institute for Supply Chain Management, professionals with a CSCP designation earn an average salary of $125,996 (up 5.4% from just a year earlier).
5. Produce job opportunities and resources to help students start a business
As a part of this program, students will receive access to a weekly event hosted by Brooke Transportation Training Solutions called Resource Friday. This virtual event, held every Friday, is designed to allow graduates to meet and discuss agent positions with participating freight brokerages. In addition, the best businesses and brokers in the industry will talk with graduates about starting their own brokerage, working as an agent for another firm, and other career opportunities at these events. This excellent resource is ONLY available through the ed2go program.
While freight brokering is found at the end of the supply chain in the logistics industry, it is essential for both supply chain managers and freight brokers/agents to have an accurate view of the entire process and how to make it successful.
If you would like to learn more about offering the Certified Supply Chain Professional + Freight Broker/Agent Training course, contact your Account Manager today!