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The Best Cities for Supply Chain Management Jobs

Posted on November 2022

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Supply chain management opportunities are rising at a far quicker rate than any other industry, with jobs projected to grow by as much as 30% over the next 10 years.

Providing high pay rates, opportunities for advancement, development of transferrable skills, international travel opportunities, and great job satisfaction, people that work within this sector find it incredibly rewarding.

If you’re looking for a job in this sector, you’re in the right place. We’ve rounded up some of the best cities in the USA for supply chain management jobs.

Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the second-largest city in the United States, meaning it should come as no surprise that it is renowned for being one of the best cities for securing supply chain management roles.

Boasting one of the busiest ports in the US, including the biggest container-handling ports in the world, LA is at the heart of America’s supply chain management landscape and offers a whole host of opportunities to find your feet in the world of supply chain management.

As well as Los Angeles International Airport, there are also five other commercial airports in LA, providing further opportunities for shipping and the transferring of products from one mode of transport to another.


Having famously established itself as a major transportation hub in the first half of the 20th century, and now offering transportation assets, which go way beyond its railroads, Chicago is a great place to start a career in supply chain management.

Home to the Chicago and Calumet rivers, this city has easy access to worldwide markets via the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway and of course, it also has its very own port facilities and extensive highway structure too. This means that goods can be seamlessly transferred from one mode of transportation to another.


Houston has long benefited from the expansion of three-way trade between the United States, Canada, and Mexico under the North American Free Trade Association. As a result, it is perfectly placed to handle large amounts of international trade.

The Port of Houston is also one of America’s busiest ocean gateways and its strong network of freeways and rail connections means there are plenty of supply chain management opportunities available.


After FedEx built its SuperHub in Memphis, it was no surprise that it became one of the best places to secure a supply chain management role in the US. The city is also served by five Class I railroads and a busy international airport.


Virginia's world-class port, roadway, rail, and air transportation infrastructure have positioned it as one of the best cities for logistics, meaning there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy a prosperous career in supply chain management.

With an innovative supply chain infrastructure, major retailers such as Amazon, Walmart, and Dollar Tree settled within the area.

How we can help

Here at DSJ, we secure global business-critical talent across the entire end-to-end supply chain, including logistics.

Founded in 2008, we provide permanent, contract, and multi-hire professional search solutions across planning, procurement, technical operations, engineering, supply chain leadership& logistics.

If you’re looking for your next supply chain management role in a new state/city, get in touch with our team or take a look and apply to our current live roles.

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