As documented by Ridhi Sarda
I am an American learner who upskilled with the Professional Certificate in Digital Supply Chain Management offered by Simplilearn in collaboration with Purdue University. I have had a widespread professional career over a span of about 15 years and includes working with TCS, Cognizant, and other companies. I aim to become a C-level executive in the future and am confident that my enriched skill set, when coupled with my zeal to keep improving my performance, will help me to reach those goals.
My professional career started in 2007 as a management trainee. I worked in TCS for almost nine years in various positions, starting as an analyst in India and finishing as a consultant in the US. I have worked in multiple countries: India, US, UK, and Thailand. In 2016, I joined Cognizant, where I took up several roles, including a product manager role in 2020. I worked in software consulting for about 13 years and now I am working in the logistics area.
In my current job, I work as a product manager at a logistics technology company called RXO. My product management professional experience includes working with manufacturing, retail industries in warranty management, ecommerce, supply chain, and after sales process areas.
After I earned my MBA and APICS certification, I was looking for something more to fill the gap. I evaluated a few options, but I liked the focus that Simplilearn provided. Also, the collaboration with Purdue university led me towards Simplilearn.
I knew that upskilling was the solution for getting back to work after the pandemic, so I enrolled in the Professional Certificate in Digital Supply Chain Management offered by Simplilearn in collaboration with Purdue University. I wanted to improve my performance and enhance my skills to be able to restart my professional career again.
How the Course Helped
Since I am in the logistics industry, it is easy for me to grasp the industry terminology, and it’s easier for me to understand what is going on in the minds of my teammates or my clients. It’s easier for me to understand how a business could potentially be run.
I am also researching several things in the market. The understanding of supply chain really helps me to understand the different kinds of business and operation logistics, and in turn, helps me design better products because I understand the users and the processes.
I had a great learning experience with this program. The curriculum is great and so is the interaction in the class. Apart from the comprehensive course material, I learnt so much from my peers, as they came from different backgrounds and geographies, offering a lot of multidisciplinarity learning. One of the best features of the course is the blended learning model, which enables flexible learning and making the most out of the live sessions. I also really like the depth of the course and the rigorous curriculum, and the support was tremendously helpful.