The SCMA Alberta 2017 Conference in Red Deer, Alberta saw The Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council launch new videos profiling People in Supply Chain.
These video profiles focus on professionals working in Canada’s supply chain sector in a variety of industries. They provide a sample of the supply chain management career options. All english videos feature french subtitles and french videos include english subtitles.
Director, Contract Services
Defence Construction Canada
Civil engineering and construction backgrounds are very useful in procurement roles
Cross-functional teams are prevalent
Procurement at the Department of National Defense (DND) provides an ever-changing landscape of daily challenges)
Cando Rail Services Ltd.
Mechanical backgrounds are preferred
There is a communications aspect to rail transport
Physical fitness is important
A culture of safety (Track SMART)
W.A. Grain & Pulse Solutions
Opportunities for advancement (from part time office assistant to regional logistics coordinator)
Scheduling and coordination proficiencies are vital responsibilities
Technical dexterity is important (as within any industry)
Team Lead, Supply Chain
Cross-functional team management is vital
There is an importance to providing solutions by thinking outside the box
Technology appears to be lagging at least within this particular organization
On the job training is common
Senior Safety Consultant
Boreal Services Group Inc.
Relationship building is important as always.
Many women work within safety.
There will always be a human element in safety
DHL Supply Chain
A lot of ethnic diversity.
Many women are currently working within warehouse settings.
People will always be needed to verify stock quantities.
Opportunities for promotions.
Engaging work that results in job satisfaction.
Hours are regular, overtime is rare.