Supply chain professionals working in Lean Six Sigma environments should make investments in themselves to enhance their knowledge of customer-focused continuous improvement and operational efficiency, ultimately better positioning them to improve their organizations.
If procurement professionals can communicate their message for change effectively, create a sense of urgency, and motivate team members to collaborate, then they will successfully lead the implementation of change for their team, department, or entire organization.
Being a leader in the supply chain industry means using every tool at your disposal, making smart decisions, and consistently executing to the best of your ability. This starts by being informed of, and staying up to date on, industry trends and news headlines, especially those relevant to your sector, whether your focus is motorsports or consumer packaged goods.
We recently sat down with Ryan Toon, Purchasing Program Manager at Ford Motor Company, to aid our efforts in assembling a list of the top habits every supply chain leader should aspire to exude.
The ability to manage data to support business projects are the key to success in many disciplines. Business analytics will provide a comprehensive skill set for supply chain professionals and future supply chain graduates to analyze, visualize and report data.
There are many certifications available for supply chain professionals looking to acquire the skill sets to address the complex supply challenges of today. Certifications also provide added credentials that can allow professionals to advance at their current companies or become more attractive candidates in the job market.
Actionable insights from IndustryStar on ways to expedite, optimize, and de-risk your supply chain operations.