Why is Supply Chain Such a Great Career Path?

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When I started my career the term “Supply Chain” had just been coined. As such it was many years before I actually heard of the term “Supply Chain Management”.

Regardless I pursued my interests and took on an increasingly diverse set of progressive jobs as time went on. Now as I look back on my career virtually everything I did falls under the banner of Supply Chain management.

Given the phenomenal opportunities that Supply Chain offers for personal and professional growth it is a career path which I highly recommend to anyone.

What is it about Supply Chain that makes it such an appealing career path?

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What are the Highest Paid Blockchain Jobs?

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Unchaining Change Leadership

Highest paid Blockchain jobs article and permission to publish here provided by Sophie at mrcrypto.cc.

It’s been a few years since the world has been looking at the rise of new technology, specifically with the progress of revolutionary blockchain technology. This technology has become a solution to problems faced by various industries like healthcare, logistics, real estate, education, and supply chain. The integration of this technology is increasing at a drastic rate over many industries. 

The buzz is that many popular and powerful companies are looking for collaborations and partnerships to launch pilot projects with blockchain technology.

Because of its unending advantages, blockchain has been continuously receiving offers from global leaders, renowned industry experts, and emerging entrepreneurs.

In fact, Blockchain is labeled as a portent for the upcoming industrial revolution. If you are looking forward to taking blockchain technology as a career for successful living, you are on the perfect track pursuing Blockchain jobs.

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5 Minute Job Interview Tips for Success!

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Many of you have been a participant in innumerable job interviews, whether you are the interviewer or the interviewee. 

Interviews can be highly time consuming for both parties so it’s imperative that this time is valuable for everyone.

Having interviewed hundreds of people, and been interviewed myself many times, I usually find that the essence of an effective interview can be reached in the first 5 minutes.

That doesn’t mean that there isn’t more to discuss from the 6th minute on. But it does mean that I’ve usually made my decision within 5 minutes.

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Creating the Culture to Break Barriers!

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In my experience when you embark on driving any kind of Game Changing Transformation you will most likely also need to break barriers and change behaviours if not the Culture.  As the saying goes, “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results”.  So in order to get different results you may have to break through barriers and drive different behaviours from what are inherent in the current Culture.

Your organization is an ecosystem of policies, practices, processes and procedures that are the result of decisions, beliefs and  behaviours.  Over time much of this generally gets accepted as the way it’s always been done and is not open to challenge or to change.  Therein sacred cows, whether real or perceived, can become obstacles to making the changes needed to derive different results from the status quo.

Having your Call to Action in Place, A Project Name and mandate, and a Holistic Approach are critical.  But the “X” factor that you also need to have a strategy for is Cultural Change.

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6 Signs the Future of Work is Here!

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Future of work article and permission to publish here provided by Amanda Mosley at gigster.com.

As software continues to eat the world, companies must find ways to build more innovative teams. For these companies, The Future of Work is here today.

How companies reshape the way they engage digital talent will have a huge impact on their ability to innovate.

Here are six ways digital leaders are creating The Future of Work now.

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6 Reasons Supply Chain Employees Look For New Jobs!

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New Jobs article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by  http://argentus.com.  

As a boutique recruitment agency, we at Argentus are on the front-lines of the churn in the new jobs market. We speak with potential job candidates every day.

Some of them are passive, interested in moving into new opportunities when we reach out to them. Some of them are active, reaching out to us because they want to make a move.

With the economy experiencing a prolonged growth spurt, and demand for professionals in Supply Chain Management and Procurement – our area of specialty – going up, there’s a lot of activity, especially in short-term contracts where companies are onboarding talent for their change management and business transformation expertise.

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Supply Chain Compensation is on the Rise!

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Compensation article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by,  Argentus at  http://www.argentus.com . 

This week saw one of the year’s most highly-anticipated releases in the Supply Chain industry: the Institute of Supply Management (ISM)’s annual salary survey.

As a recruitment company specializing in the industry, we consider it part of our mandate to spread the word about salaries in the field – and educate ourselves even further in the process.

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Our New, Flexible Workforce! Are You Reaping the Benefits?

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Flexible workforce article provided by Tony Giovaniello.

The World Has Changed!

Economic realities, the concern for our environment, and the digital transformation have reshaped our views of almost everything in life, including our work lives. Since the early 90s, when IBM had its first “layoff,” companies have become more comfortable with matching expenses to revenues by deploying new employment models.

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Quantum Leap to the Top 10 Supply Chain Skills of the Future!

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There are many exciting quantum leap advances in Technology these days!

The proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning and Robotics, Industry 4.0, Big Data and Analytics, and Digitalization are all phrases that are emblematic of revolutionary changes both today and in the future.

It is important to know that these changes are not just impacting Manufacturing, Engineering and I/T.  These technological advances will impact every aspect of our personal and working lives.  And one area that will be driving these quantum leap changes is Supply Chain!

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The Hottest Supply Chain Jobs! (Infographic)

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Supply Chain jobs article, and permission to publish here, provided by http://argentus.com.  

It’s an exciting time to be involved in the Supply Chain and for Supply Chain jobs.  Across every industry, every geography and every country there are advances in Technology, the Internet of Things (IoT), Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain and more.

But none of this can function without Supply Chain professionals.  Your expertise and experience are the backbone of developing the strategies and action plans for making these evolutionary and revolutionary improvements .

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Be a Farmer … of People!

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Farmer article provided for Supply Chain Game Changer by Ron Emery

I’ve told this story many times, and still get laughs out of it every time I do. One time, as I was having lunch with a relatively new associate, he asked what I did for a living. I told him I was a farmer.

Now after he spit his food out and laughed insatiably for a few minutes, I explained to him what I meant.

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Supply Chain is Becoming Younger, More Educated, More Diverse!

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Supply Chain is becoming younger article provided by http://argentus.com.  Argentus is a boutique recruitment firm focused on Supply Chain and Procurement.

Everyone knows that the demographics of the Supply Chain industry are changing. They have to. Within a few years, demographers estimate that 400,000 baby boomers will be retiring in Canada every year.

Within the Supply Chain industry, the looming – and in fact, already-started – retirement of baby boomers and shifting job responsibilities brought about by technology are creating a talent crisis.

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What is Mentoring?

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Mentoring article provided by Ron Emery.

A mentor is a person who can be a sounding board, someone of experience who can listen and help development, while not losing sight of reality. 

Mentorship is actually rarer than we think but true mentorship is a beautiful thing.

“Mentors should keep their protégés’ feet grounded, and support and stretch them to succeed personally and professionally,” says Debbee Dale in “How to Set up a Mentoring Scheme.” I think that is a perfect description.

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The Future of Supply Chain Belongs to Those Who Can Find the Talent!

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Supply Chain Talent article originally published at https://veridiansol.com and permission to publish here provided by Dave Joseph.

Supply Chain Managers have a full plate. They must oversee inbound and outbound inventory, manage warehouse space, consider order processing, handle employee complaints, report to stakeholders, supervise new system implementation and address the looming skills gap.

Their duties are integral to the future of supply chain management, and out of these issues, a key problem arises. Attracting the right talent will be key to success in the future of supply chain management, and Supply Chain Managers need to take notice today.

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10 Ultimate Tips for Career Success!

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Success means different things to different people. How you define success or your career is just as important as how someone else defines success.

For our purpose here we are going to discuss 10 Tips for Career success. Even Career success means different things to different people. For some it means constant promotion. For others it is doing the same job but doing it better than anyone else. Still for others it may be just earning a paycheque.

We realize that many of these tips are equally applicable in areas of your life beyond your career. Further we know that there are many, many more than 10 Tips.

But in the interest of helping others as they embark on, or journey through, their career, we offer these suggestions for your consideration, based on a career of experiences, to use as you see fit.

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