Pros: opportunities to learn and apply experience and skill set for daily operations
Cons: out of touch upper management regarding supply chain practices
In my position I was called upon to resolve issues across several categories such as dock operations, carriers, customer needs and production planning. No two issues were the same and each had to be clearly thought out to determine the best case scenario for resolution. This kept me on my toes to develop creative problem-solving skills.
The enjoyable part of my job revolves around watching the channel of a single order go through the process of planning, picking, shipping and delivery. There is a great deal of satisfaction in overseeing a request from start to finish with a positive outcome.
The hardest part of my job seems to be personnel within the organization who fail to comprehend the supply chain area involving transit time, order preparation, carrier freight handling and unreasonable expectations.