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I studied SCM in college but I’ve been working through tech implementations on the ptp side for about 4 years now - it’s been all indirect client work though and no supply chain. How tough is it to pivot to more process and supply chain based strategy projects - do I need to get my mba. At a smaller firm now and feel like I’d have to jump to an Accenture to actually have the ability to do that kind of work (logistics and trade optimization, planning, manufacturing)

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Are you me? I left my last firm for the same reason, current firm has a smaller growing SCM practice. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it..where are you at now?

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I’m at cross country consulting - virtually non existent scm practice

Well procure to pay and procurement holistically is a core area but the other areas you reference are all massive and represent whole practice areas by industry and functions at larger firms. I don’t know where you are now but depending on the technology you are most familiar with may help dictate the most logical next step if you want to move into a different functional area or technology.

If you want to pivot to more functional it’s an easier play as Accenture will likely orient you to Oracle.

@SC OP and @AC1 are you both me? I left a process engineering role and am now doing tech implementation in an SC practice too.

There’s a lot of tech implementation work out there…I understand how investing in a new tech solution can be cool/sexy and feel like a more immediate step in the right direction, but every org I’ve worked with might say they need a new tool to do X but usually has underlying people/process issues they they’re ignoring in their supply chain

100% agree AC1 - technology doesn’t fix everything. It can definitely aid in and add value for sure but people and process is where it starts - the implementations I’ve done have actually made a lot of processes stay the exact same or become more cumbersome

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This was my exactly position about 1.5 years ago

I got pretty lucky and was offered at a small supply chain consulting firm which totally changed the projects I’m on. Happy to talk in DMs for more specifics

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