Supply Chain Managers

risk level
Based on 99 votes
by year 2032
or $47.69 per hour
as of 2023

Employment data isn't available specifically for this occupation from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, so we are using the data from Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers.


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Automation risk

37% (Low Risk)

Low Risk (21-40%): Jobs in this level have a limited risk of automation, as they demand a mix of technical and human-centric skills.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Negotiation

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Persuasion

  • Originality

User poll

43% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. However, employees may be able to find reassurance in the automated risk level we have generated, which shows 37% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Supply Chain Managers will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)


Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers' job openings is expected to rise 8.4% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


Very high paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers' was $99,200, or $47 per hour

'Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers' were paid 106.4% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 198,780 people employed as 'Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers' within the United States.

This represents around 0.13% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 763 people are employed as 'Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers'.

Job description

Direct or coordinate production, purchasing, warehousing, distribution, or financial forecasting services or activities to limit costs and improve accuracy, customer service, or safety. Examine existing procedures or opportunities for streamlining activities to meet product distribution needs. Direct the movement, storage, or processing of inventory.

SOC Code: 11-3071.04


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Yossi (Low) says
Supply chains are unique and complex
Jun 07, 2023 at 06:29 AM
John (Highly likely) says
Data driven functions like inventory planning and forecasting can be automated with AI
Mar 29, 2023 at 10:01 AM
Dennis (Highly likely) says
The improvement of technologies and manufactures cut the cost of the use of labor force, making it less expensive and more reliable
Feb 14, 2023 at 06:58 AM

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