Starting a Career in Supply Chain (with Lora Cecere)


00:08 Introduction
01:25 Why is a career in Supply Chain an attractive opportunity?
04:09 Is supply chain not as popular as it should be, as people don’t realize how impactful it is?
05:39 For young professionals, fresh out of college, who are considering starting a career in this Supply Chain, what would be your advice to them?
08:59 Besides curiosity, are there other skills that would help an individual to excel in this field? To what degree are these skilled trained or are there some you are just born with?
10:43 Is it leadership skills that are key to bring people together and drive the team forward?
15:44 What is more important to have for a supply chain practitioner, excel skills or programming skills?
21:50 What are the typical problems supply chain practitioners are dealing with every day?
26:55 How important is the supply chain performance for a business? How involved should the CEO/founder be?
27:52 How do you choose the right company to work for?
35:42 What would be your advice to people watching, and what would you have done differently in your career?

Description

In this episode, we are honored to welcome Lora Cecere, the founder of Supply Chain Insights and expert industry analyst with over 35 years of diverse experience in the field to discuss Starting a Career in Supply Chain and the attractive opportunities it brings.

Cecere shares her expertise and valuable advice about the desired skill set and right mindset needed to deal with challenges in the Supply Chain industry. We discuss the importance of Excel and programming skills, how to choose the right company to work for, what opportunities to look out for, and what typical problems supply chain practitioners are dealing with on a daily basis.