I believe what was once a relatively straightforward role of supply chain manager has now become one that is complex and multifaceted. Anticipating consumer trends and demands for different goods is one way a superior supply chain manager is differentiated from a merely good one. To establish myself, I need a degree program that will provide me with a framework that will integrate different topics and create an understanding of the trade-offs and relationships between the core supply chain concepts.
Analyzing my time as a supply chain management intern at TATA Hitachi Construction Machinery, I feel that I have been able to leverage my newly acquired supply chain analytics skills, to develop an inventory cost variance analytical tool, creating a data-driven, and productive impact for the organization, reducing eighty man-hours per month, which will transcend into per month saving.
With the knowledge of sustainable operations, advanced operations management, supply chain management, and analytics, I have already learned the basics of the supply chain. But as optimizing supply chains requires an understanding of new analytical tools and technologies that can maximize efficiency and performance reducing waste at all levels of operations and a temperament to juggle services in multiple countries around the world, I still have a long way to go before I can fully grasp the day-to-day operations within an established firm. Krannert’s MBA – GSCM STEM degree, focusing on developing a business professional who is as well-versed in business as it is in analytics and technology, is pivotal in my career enhancement to become a specialist who understands the impact of data-driven insights on organizations.
With an experience of four years in operations management generating $29,000 per day and knowing the importance of operational cost reduction and financial positioning improvement, I have developed a natural sense of curiosity about the world. I like solving problems and I never give up once presented with one. Being a certified SQL (Intermediate), Python, and Visual Basic (Beginner) developer, I appreciate learning even more about the tools that are available to me to solve problems with increased efficacy. The STEM curriculum encompasses all aspects, including six sigma, project management, and logistics that fall under the broader rubric of my chosen field.
With an MBA-STEM degree concentrating in global supply chain management, I will be able to tap into the ever-adapting industrial market, where companies need business professionals to translate the predicted 40 zettabytes of estimated market data, research and extract valuable information, explain business performance, and determine the right approach to improve the business.