In college, I never thought I would make my career part of the global supply chain. I did not know or understand what the global chain was,
There are many great reasons why you may want to consider becoming part of the global supply chain. Everything from the opportunities you will have to be at the forefront of international trade and global issues. The supply chain is an excellent career choice in many ways.
Here Are 11 Top Reasons You Should Become Part Of The Global Supply Chain
1. The Global Supply Chain Is Constantly Changing
The fact that the global supply chain is constantly changing is one of the things that I enjoy about it. Yes, there are times when all these changes can become highly frustrating.
Most of the time, working in the global supply chain is never dull. There will constantly be changes and shifts; there will be skills you will need to learn and improve continuously.
2. The Global Supply Chain Is At The Forefront Of Technology
If you love technology, then working in the supply chain is the place for you to be. Today the global supply chain is at the forefront of the significant technological changes.
Everything from artificial intelligence, new technology programs, and new services are constantly being updated and implemented in the global supply chain.
3. Everyday Is Different In The Global Supply Chain
When I wake up in the morning and read my emails, I will begin to understand what my day will look like. This is because every single day, things are changing within the supply chain.
Working in the global supply chain is a job where things will be different every day, and no two days will be the same. The days can be unpredictable but at the same time, exhilarating and rewarding.
If you are like me, you may thrive on the change as it ensures that days go by quickly and each day is different.
4. Lots Of Opportunities To Improve Your Skills
The global supply chain will give you lots of opportunities to be able to improve your skills. This is because when you work in the worldwide supply chain, you will need to have a diverse set of skills.
I am working in the global supply chain. I have had to improve my skills, from learning new technologies to understanding new products or techniques. I am always learning different skill sets.
5. You Can Choose Your Industry In The Global Supply Chain
The term global supply chain is an inclusive term that encompasses many different industries. Most people who work in the worldwide supply chain will choose an industry and become an expert in that industry.
For example, at Mondoro, we create, develop and manufacture mainly home furnishing and home decor items. We also sometimes work in the gift or other industries. Those are the industry types that we understand.
If someone asked me how to export rice, a question I was recently asked, I would not know where to start to understand all the technical aspects of exporting rice. Rice is a commodity I have never shipped, and I have no technical expertise.
But if you asked me how to export a UL-certified lamp to the United States market, that is something that we understand and are experts in manufacturing.
One of the beauties of the global supply chain is that there are many types of industries you can work in within the supply chain itself.
6. The Global Supply Chain Offers Diverse Roles
The global supply chain offers a host of different roles and positions. This is because the worldwide supply chain has many moving parts, which means many other functions are available.
It also means you can decide which part of the global supply chain you want to be part of. Do you want to be on the production or manufacturing side, or would you prefer to be out on the shipping and distribution side? The list of which part of the global supply chain you could be part of is almost endless.
7. Will Learn About Many Diverse Operations
When working in the global supply chain, you also learn about other parts of the supply chain that you may not be directly involved with. For example, at Mondoro, we are not directly involved with the sales of products in the United States, but as we work with clients who are, we have learned a bit about this side of the business.
Working in the global supply chain will help you to be able to learn about aspects of the supply chain that maybe you are not directly involved with. The future of this could mean that you may even be able to move your career focus into some of those other areas of the global supply chain if you can gain enough knowledge and understanding
8. Chance To Experience The World
As part of the global supply chain, there could be a chance for you to be able to travel and see other parts of the world. If you enjoy the world you may find this a fantastic opportunity to see the world.
Some companies may even take this further and allow you to live in another country or another place.
9. Profession With A Lower Barrier To Entry
Some professions require a graduate or post-graduate degree before considering you to work in the field. An example would be to be a lawyer; you must have a law degree and pass the bar.
The global supply chain has a relatively low barrier to entry. Generally speaking, if you have a degree in supply chain management or even another business degree, you can obtain a job within the global supply chain. Many of the same companies that are giving you a job also be willing to provide you with additional training and expertise to help you to be able to learn the skills you need to know.
10. You Will Gain Transferable Skills
If for some reason, you decide the supply chain is not for you, especially the global supply chain, you have gained skills and experience in the supply chain, which can help you to transfer to other roles and other positions.
One reason is that the global supply chain offers diversity and education in many areas. You will learn many skills while working in the supply chain, and you can transfer those skills if you choose.
11. The Global Supply Chain Is Just Plain Fun
Working in the global supply chain is just fun. I enjoy my time working in the worldwide supply chain. On this journey, I have met many amazing people and individuals from all over the world. Many of them I consider to be dear friends.
Working in the global supply chain has allowed me to work, have fun, and meet many amazing people.
If you are interested in seeing how Mondoro can help you with your strategic sourcing – we would love to talk to you about how we can help you and be part of your global supply chain.
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