Happy 2022, everyone! Below are the top 3 podcasts and articles from our first year in business! Feel free to revisit these gems and consult the treasure trove of career advancement tips and resources in our Content Hub. Thanks for making 2021 a huge success! Stay tuned for lots more exciting developments from our team and our content hub!
1. Erich Wachendorf – Senior Vice President, Macy’s Supply Chain
Erich shares his career journey from the leadership lessons he learned while being a supply officer in the Marines to his first civilian supply chain position in operations at Target, to working on facility startups at Lowe’s, to regional distribution operations for McKesson, to his current position as Sr Vice President of Supply Chain at Macy’s. Erich talks with us about leadership, mentoring, how he sees supply chain careers changing, and his advice for professionals in the industry.
2. Steve Harrington – Industry Liaison – National Center for Supply Chain Automation
Steve Harrington shares his supply chain career journey, starting from working on the warehouse floor to working his way up into leadership, then to establishing a Southern California Logistics Industry Association. Steve talks about the evolution of automation and the forces creating a need for supply chain technicians. Steve also talks about volunteering, connecting people, and how supply chain leaders are working with community colleges and technical schools around the country to create sustainable talent supply chains.
3. Michigan State University Supply Chain Department – Judy Whipple and Kelly Lynch
We talk with Dr. Judith Whipple and Mr. Kelly Lynch of Michigan State University as they share their insights and advice about how to develop students and work with the supply chain industry. They provide their thoughts about how the industry can best engage with students, faculty, and staff. They also provide advice to students about how to be successful throughout their university experiences, building strong lifelong networks.
2. Top Supply Chain Certifications, Certificates, and Other Credentials
As with any career, continuing education is a critical element for success. Obtaining certifications, certificates, degrees, licenses, and other credentials increase your knowledge and add evidence to your skills.
3. First Round Interview Questions | How to Answer
At Supply Chain Careers, we hear all sorts of anecdotes about the candidate interview experience. We also provide resources to prepare candidates and applicants for the supply chain interview process, including what sorts of questions to expect. Below are some of the most common first round interview questions and our insights on how to best answer them.
Rodney has 20+ years of end-to-end supply chain recruitment experience, 10+ years of leading all supply chain recruitment for 4 Fortune 500 Corporations that made the Garter Top 25 Supply Chains list (Coca-Cola, Home Depot, Kimberly-Clark, and Cummins). Previously he was the Supply Chain Career Coach for ASCM (formerly APICS) from 2014-2021.