Having desires in achieving career success must be on everyone’s agenda, no matter the size of that dream. But as an employee, you should know that different businesses require different ways of achieving your career goals.
Today, we decipher the success mantras of successful logistics professionals where you can pick up some tips! Even if you are not in the industry, there are still tips here that can be applied to various other industries too!
Staying up-to-date with technology and trends
Technology is the key to supply chain efficiency. Staying up-to-date with recent technology innovations will allow you to make better decisions, and have the ability to recognise threats and opportunities earlier than those who do not follow the trends, giving yourself a competitive edge! You can take advantage of the knowledge you have in the latest trends and bring more efficiency to the overall process of distribution.
Working in the logistics and supply chain industry demands employees to be good communicators. Thus, you must be able to communicate effectively to higher management, peers as well as to truck drivers, warehouse workers and others. Having effective communication with the other departments and teams will ensure smooth operation processes.
Be great leaders, instead of great managers
“The unique challenges of logistics and supply chain management make having the right leader a critical part of achieving results,” says Don Firth, president of JobsInLogistics.com Inc., a career and recruiting company specialising in logistics, manufacturing, and transportation.
Great managers may be able to tackle day-to-day issues and control employees’ daily performance, but great leaders are far more beyond that. They can appreciate, understand, and collaborate with employees across areas. It does not matter if you are not of management level, by showing your initiatives, employers will notice your capabilities!
Adequate knowledge about international distribution
You should broaden your knowledge about international distribution as the scope is wider, it can provide you with loads knowledge and the opportunity to learn from others about the different challenges, laws, shipping modes and multi-national issues faced.
Having adequate knowledge about international distribution will give a plus-value to the employees and make them one step higher than those who do not seek to learn and explore further.
Lastly, to understand the overall process and challenges of logistics and supply chain will help you to thrive in the industry. Only knowing the different steps that are involved in a smooth operation, will you then realise the needs and ‘what-ifs’, allowing you to make better preparations in forcasting issues that might happen and having ready solutions to overcome obstacles coming your way.
This article was first published here.