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Steps To Future Proof Your Supply Chain Career

The future is just as likely to bring opportunities and positive developments, as it is to bring disruption and uncertainty. The supply chain management process requires a unique blend of technical and interpersonal abilities. You should operate by focusing on your own core competencies and can transform your competencies from the fundamental to next level of performance. By taking steps today to future proof your career described below, you can look to the horizon with optimism and excitement!

How to Future Proof Your Career

You can ask some basic question from yourself, what will your job look like five years from now? Will it even exist in five, 10 or 20 years? And what will happen to the organization and industry you work for? You don't know what the future holds, but you do know that we live in new normal. This means that your job description could be very different – or even irrelevant – in the years to come. If your skillset or experience fall "behind the times," you may struggle to find work or gain promotion. But there are strategies or steps that you can put in place now to ensure that you don't hit a career "dead end." Following strategies you could opt to immediately to boost and Future Proof Your Career:

1. Find an "Academy" Organization

Enrolled in specialized practical development programs that go beyond the technical skills you need for your current role. Whether you're starting out in your career or have an opportunity to change direction midway you

should choose the internationally credible knowledge source.

2. Remain Tech-Savvy

With the advent of IT and Artificial intelligence, push yourself to keep your technical skills current. Sometime these are not relevant to you directly current job.

3. Develop Standard Skills

Standard skills are those which are transferable skills that all employers seek. Continue your professional

development by learning these skills.

4. Think Globally

The world is changing, look beyond your local business and performance standards, find out what is happening around the world. The more knowledge you get, you become more confident. This will make you more attractive to employers of the future..

5. Keep your "Success” recognizable

Keep a record of what you do well, the recognition that you've received, and the results that you've been responsible for. Employers want to know what you'll do for them, and it's targeted to show your documented proofs of your successes.

6. Networking – An Essential support

Developing relationships or build new connections in social media with related people within and outside of your organization is an ultimate requirement of modern era. Joining online forums and professional networking associations and participate in a range of industry events and activities is common requirement of successful professional growth.

7. Follow the Trends

Follow changes and trends in your industry, and the wider economy. New methodologies and tools are keep coming and some are very impactful and changes the whole paradigm of doing things.

8. Career Path - Open

Managing Career intelligently is only options for career progression. Be proactive about responding to a lack of opportunities, even if it means changing your job, or your organization.

9. Grow Flexibility

The most successful people have resilience. Cultivate your ability to take challenges and become flexible to bounce back from setbacks.

Above strategies can be useful throughout your professional working life. Following above guidelines will help you to keep your skills current and your opportunities open. All have elements of risk management and career planning, and you need to become skilled at both to future proof your career.

Azhar Qadri

Supply Chain Expert | Operational Intelligence | Smart Manufacturing & Excellence | Supply Chain Optimization | Consultant and Trainer



Trainer and Consultant - SMEDA

Executive Member - SCAP

A successful career in supply chain necessitates a never-ending thirst for knowledge and the most up-to-date supply chain skills and knowledge. Even though continuing education and certification programs can take time and money, they help get your specialized knowledge or skills recognized.

When professionals have training that other professionals lack, it distinguishes them and sets them apart from the crowd. Certification and master classes show that the professionals are committed to learning, excelling, and using best practices.

Featured Certification Programs

Certified Stores and Stock Controller (CSSC)

Certified Production and Inventory Analyst (CPIA)

Featured Mini-Master Classes


Mini-Master and Master Class

Supply Chain Sustainability with Circularity to Drive Profitability

Circularity is a methodology to reduce risk by eliminating waste and pollution in your supply chain. Circularity is above lean, superefficient supply chains by removing unnecessary inputs to the products and services.....


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Implementing 3PL and 4PL Strategies in the Value Chain

In an increasingly challenging overall market situation, it is difficult for any organization to anticipate and accommodate all internal expertise. Outsourcing logistics allows an organization to concentrate on its .....


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Collaboration among Sustainability, Procurement and Supply Chain

Sustainable procurement is the practice of making buying decisions that meet an organization's needs for goods and services in a way that is good for both the organization and society as a whole, minimizing its impact on the .....


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Supply Chain Framework and Strategy

It's no secret that the field of supply chain management is thriving. Businesses all around the world have changed their strategies and, more crucially, globalization and competition have forced businesses to rethink how they operate .....


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Certification Program

(CSSC) Certified Stores and Stock Controller

CSSC certification is designed to increase knowledge of the role of the store and warehouse, the functions of the store and warehouse personnel, how stock is managed and moved into through and out .....


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(CPIA) Certified Production and Inventory Analyst

CPIA program is designed to increase your knowledge of a business environment and in particular the role manufacturing plays in business. The program will provide insights into the many opportunities that exist .....


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