It was my pleasure to work with Ecuador’s supply chain leaders as we are in it together (more so than ever)…Mr. Santiago Najera,
Operational planning manager at Pronaca || General secretary at Asolog – Quinto, Ecuador https://lnkd.in/dRxM58Dy
Being able to perform properly within the supply chain requires us to develop multiple skills. The main skills we require are: Problem solving; soft skills; and know how to present and analyze data (data analytics).
*Imagine college grads that are already A3/DMAIC Lean 6 Sigma Yellow Belt certified & know how to interact with engineers because they took engineering classes.
*Imagine SCM grads trained to be consultants to their own org because we trained them to do so w/ real consulting projects?
*Imagine future supply chain managers taking classes with sales majors and understanding both sides of the table (i.e., negotiation).
*Imagine supply chain students mastering SCM techniques in industries that feed the entire world (i.e., food and consumer products).
*Imagine students learning from cloud technology platforms such as Materialx & Llamsoft that allow them to look at raw material market data from multiple sources, visualize & analyze historical pricing scenarios, simulate planned purchases & run what-if scenarios against forward price curves, and build, model, & test the “best” SCM networks based on total cost & customer demand.
Get ready for the next level.
Great read: https://lnkd.in/gCiYgwS2 – “Salaries in SCM are going up & avg $10K-20K higher than entry-level positions in other fields.” SCM, quickest way to six figures- https://lnkd.in/guSURWFF. Should college grads negotiate a higher starting salary? https://lnkd.in/gMJYNJkh.
The placement success & starting salaries for WMU ISM is off the charts. *Median salary for all WMU ISM degrees was $60K-$65K (around 10% of grads hired on w/ one auto OEM at $78K!). “SCM” + “Degree” = jobs & $$. https://lnkd.in/gV4x6GWE