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Strategic Assignment 2: Discussion—Supply Chain Careers

Choosing a career path can help you set professional goals and achieve desired results. In the area of Supply Chain, various career path are available. Visit some professional organizations’ (related to Supply Chain) websites and review various career alternatives. Then select one which is best suited for you. Discuss why you selected that particular career, your strengths and weakness concerning the career, and your concerns about the career.

After your initial post:

Constructively evaluate your classmates’ decisions based on their strengths and weaknesses. Share any careers that you have come across that your classmates may be interested in based on their strengths and weaknesses. Write your initial response in a minimum of 200–300 words. Apply APA standards to the citation of sources.

Beginning Week 5, Day 4, post your responses to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through Week 5, Day 7, comment on at least two of your peers’ responses.

Do the following when responding to your peers:

Read all posts from your peers. Respond to feedback on your post and provide feedback to other students on their ideas. Provide substantive comments by contributing new, relevant information or quotes from course readings, academic and trade journals, company websites, or other sources; building on the remarks or questions of others; or sharing practical examples of key concepts from your professional or personal experiences. Make sure your writing is clear, concise, and organized; demonstrates ethical scholarship through accurate representation and attribution of sources; and displays accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. ________________________________________________________________________ this the two comments i have to write about

Best suited career in Supply Chain Management:

After reading and studying about the various career paths available in the area of Supply Chain I feel the best suited position for me would be Senior Project Manager. I love the analogy of ants working together to bring a product to a destination. I understand that people, unlike ants do not have this innate ability to understand or comprehend the logistics of bringing a product to from start clear to finish. The person responsible for this type of work needs to have a firm grasp from birth of the project clear to the final nail or product delivery. I like the saying “cradle to grave”… this describes where to begin and certainly where it all ends. In researching the availability of this type of career in Arizona I found many that pay six figures and for good reason. These positions are in high demand for just about any type of big business. It would take someone that has skills of being able to act as the client’s representative in managing a project through its design stages from concept through construction within the client’s time and value constraints. The role is defined as a planned undertaking with defined goals, work plans, timeliness and implementation strategies to correspond to client needs (Web, 2017).

Strengths Needed: Some of the essential elements of skills are the following, but certainly not limited in the responsibility of other areas:

· Supervise project staff and provide direction to a large and diverse project team

· Direct the development of project goals, work plans, timeliness and implementation strategies

· Manage and account for project budgets and contracts

· Identify and coordinate with program committees and advisory groups

· Administer project budgets, authorize expenditures, develop and monitor contracts

· Train and advise staff, project advocates and program participants

· Plan, facilitate and conduct meetings

· Measure, evaluate and communicate project performance

· Identify decision-making issues and key stakeholders, develop and implement strategies to encourage and obtain stakeholder and/or community awareness and support and identify project partners


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