供应链专业人员的能力和技能——最近，供应链管理在每个商业组织中都获得了极大的重要性。许多商业组织往往有专门的团队或部门来进行供应链管理。供应链部门或团队现已具备最新或先进的技术，由经理领导。最近企业组织的这一要求已将重点转移到供应链经理或能够处理供应链流程的专业人士的需求上。这种现象与商业组织和大学或其他教育机构有联系(Prajogo & Sohal, 2012)。可以分析，由于新的管理模式或管理领域的出现，供应链专业人才的需求有所增加。许多高校、教育机构和培训开发机构在培养供应链专业人才方面已成为业界关注的焦点。
Globalisation- Another aspect of linkage of business organisation or industry with associations is globalisation. Globalisation has become common factors for every business organisation that affects operations and growth of business. Associations can be placed at foreign country (for domestic business organisation) that can manage or increase business. Globalisation requires some legal and regulatory framework also that should be followed or complied by business organisation. Therefore, this proves that there is close linkage or connection of business with government. Government also forms integral part of supply chain and act as a member of the same.
Competencies and skills of supply chain professionals- In recent time, supply chain management has gained tremendous important in every business organisation. Many business organisations tend to have dedicated team or department for its supply chain management. Supply chain department or team are now fully equipped with latest or advanced technologies and shall be headed by manager. This recent requirement of business organisation has shifted focus on demand of supply chain manager or professionals that can handle supply chain process. This phenomenon has the linkage of business organisation and universities or other educational institutions (Prajogo & Sohal, 2012). It can be analysed that demand of supply chain professional has been increased because of new management style or area. Many universities, educational institution and training and development institutions have been came into spot light in term of developing supply chain professionals.