Often, once a person has pursed into a career line they stay there and do not leave! They feel that this is what they studied and must stay there. Truth be told, at 18 years old you are still growing up and trying to find out who you are. Now you have to decide what you want to do for the rest of your life. It’s a bit ridiculous if you ask me! Any who so I finished my studies and only then did I find out about the supply chain industry. Needless to say, I was somewhat pissed off with myself that I did not know about this thing called supply chain management when I was selecting what I was studying. But I pulled up my socks and went back to studying! Unfortunately, I (nor my parents) couldn’t afford to be a full-time student. (Aaaa those were the days partying to 2am and sleeping to 12 in the afternoon) I started completing short courses online on supply chain management. Of course I did not decide to dive into a three year degree. I did a bit of research first. Took a few short online courses and eventually took the leap and did a more recognized degree. A few months later I was in the supply chain field.
Where/what do I need to study to be the next big shot in the supply chain world?
There are a number of courses online and classroom based, and it all depends on what you want to specislise in. A Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management is a full time classroom based course and takes about four years to complete. One can build on this with their masters and even doctorate. But do not worry, you do not need to do a degree classroom based to be recognized. In today’s day and age it is often impossible to find the time between work and family to attend class. APICS is mostly based online is flexible totally according to your needs. There are a range on supply chain courses that can be done. Ranging from a few months to a few years. Then there are those short courses online which give you that extra push above the rest. Although they do not have a certified degree/certificate you get the knowledge out of the courses. EduKazi has a number of supply chain courses all online based. (Allowing you a lifetime access!)
I have encountered MANY times in my lifetime, people starting new jobs and know nothing! Then you’ll have someone with no degree/diploma and they pretty much know all the ropes and pulleys in the company! Makes you think is a degree all “that”? Don’t get me wrong, I really do believe that it is important to study, but in the end of the day it is just a piece of paper. Is that paper worth it if you cannot apply what you have learnt?
I leave you with this thought to ponder is it necessary to study a three-year degree, when you can learn the basics in a three-month course? You have the benefit of studying whilst working and complete the course in a shorter period. Is it really worth studying a three year degree/diploma?