From this, I decided to do a Post Grad degree in supply chain management in the UK. This allowed me to explore the theory behind the practice that I already knew. The course also opened the doors to a new role as Inventory Manager.
The supply chain itself is so dynamic. Wherever you go, under the umbrella of the supply chain, there are so many different functions: from material management, through the forecasting, operations planning, production planning, procurement, new product introduction, logistics etc. Each business I have worked for has taught me different aspects of their supply chain mechanisms.
After several years in the aerospace & automotive sectors, it was time for a change. I took up a new role as purchasing & supply chain manager within the electronic components sector.
Here, I felt like I could really make a difference. This role gave me the ability to see how other businesses and supply chains worked. But more than this, it showed me how you can improve the supply chains as well as the positive and rewarding impact you can make to the business. Having the past-experience, I understood and could implement my knowledge around how teams work. This resulted me into managing team changes better. It always starts and finishes with people as they are the biggest asset each business has.