Are you curious as to the financial rewards for managing the number one rated global supply chain?

On its most recent Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, Apple disclosed the financial compensation of its top executives including its CEO, CFO and Vice President of Operations and Supply Chain.

Jeff Williams, the head of Apple’s supply chain earned $2.63 million in compensation, somewhat less than last year.  CFO Peter Oppenheimer earned $2.63 million as well.

CEO Tim Cook’s compensation was noted as $4.2 million, an increase of 1.9 percent, which included a performance bonus of $2.8 million.

Here is a note to our numerous student readers.  If you have been thinking at all about dedicating your career to supply chain management, it would be a wise decision when you consider the leader of the most visible supply chain is compensated at the same level as other senior executives.  Consider also that Tim Cook cut his management teeth in operations and supply chain.

Supply chain management is a great career option.  Then again, we are obviously biased.

Keep Supply Chain Matters as your source of continued insights in 2014 and we will convince you of why you are needed in our community, and why we need to expand career opportunities for those of you already contributing.