Believe in connecting dots….
“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them
looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in
your future.” -Steve Jobs
These words have played a Bible role in many aspects of my life, whether they be personal or professional. There are many things (dots) that I like, and a few things (dots) that I love and want to do again and again in the hope of discovering new things every time. I eventually discovered that we learn subconsciously from everything we do, whether we like it or not. We never know, but it all comes back to you at some point of time when you happen to use that learned skills or knowledge intentionally or unintentionally. It all depends upon how good you are at realizing that you have just connected a dot.
I am now pursuing post-baccalaureate diploma in supply chain management at Thompson River University, Canada, which is an amazing journey of learning business statistics, forecasting, and the management of operations, procurement and logistics. Prior to that, I graduated with Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical and Master Certificate in CAD/CAM. I have over 6 years of experience working as a mechanical design engineer for various international corporations. I worked for a service engineering firm for three years before moving on to Danfoss Industries, where I spent more than three years and also earned the “Six Sigma Greenbelt certificate.” It is a large and well-established Danish firm where I was a part of the Product Engineering Centre and we used to support all kinds of projects such as cost reduction, production issues, localization, PCNs, adaptability, and so on. Apart from my expertise in CAD and PLM, I learned the critical importance of supply chain in the same organization because we used to work with various teams located not only across the whole company but also across the globe, including electrical engineers, procurement, supplier quality, product managers, production technicians, and international vendors. How exciting it is to work for the team where you get to witness all these people coming together and strive for one goal “make it work”. This is what supply chain is about where all these different departments are connected to each other considering the fact of dependency. That’s when I decided to study more about supply chain and relocated to Canada, a country that heavily relies on supply chain and offers wonderful career advancement opportunities, too.