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Upskilling to Augment My Career in Digital Supply Chain Management 

Usman Ghani

Usman Ghani

15+ years

Procurement specialist

Procurement specialist

Ontario Power Generation

Procurement specialist

Procurement specialist


As documented by Usman Ghani 

I am an engineering graduate with over 10 years of experience in the procurement sector. I have been exposed to new skills in this Simplilearn Post Graduate Program in Digital Supply Chain Management that have broadened my knowledge in SCM.

Professional Background

I graduated from a university in Pakistan with a degree in engineering a while back. I have over 10 years of working experience in procurement and before that, I looked at the technical side of things. 

My first job was in 2008 in supply chain management as a procurement engineer. I moved to Qatar in 2013 and started working with Qatar Gas as a senior buyer. I worked there for six years and then I moved to Canada in 2019. I joined Ontario Power Generation in 2019 as a procurement specialist and I have been working there ever since. 

The Decision to Upskill

Given the current job market worldwide, if you apply for new jobs, companies look for someone with a certain set of skills. In my experience, I have come to know that companies prefer someone with a professional certification over the others. 

Also, I wanted to learn more about supply chain management, though I have been working in the sector for so long. I wanted to know the latest trends in the market. Sometimes, you can miss what’s happening, and I knew a certification would help me become up-to-date with the industry. 

My educational background is completely in engineering, and not having a certification in supply chain management made my resume look bad. I thought whenever I apply for a new job, this course and certification would come in handy. 

Choosing Simplilearn

I was looking for a platform that would provide me with a certification that the industry recognizes. I was doing my research when one of my friends recommended Simplilearn. He was taking a different course and really liked it. 

Also, I was looking for an online course since I am a working professional. Simplilearn provided that option. I also liked the fact that the certification course was in association with Purdue University, and I chose Simplilearn for these reasons.

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Overall Learning Experience

My overall experience was good. I really liked the classes where we were taught about procurement and various technologies that can be used to streamline our work. I also liked the logistics classes. 

The instructors and the faculty were very knowledgeable and the curriculum was also comprehensive. In fact, I am looking forward to taking more courses from Simplilearn. 

Career Outlook

Supply chain is a very vast field, and several things were not directly related to the kind of work that I do. However, it has exposed me to some new skills that have broadened my knowledge and will definitely help me to widen my job prospects in the other sectors, too. 

For example, I learned more about logistics, which I did not know before. Now, I know how to use big data, AI, and augmented reality to build a system of warehouse automation. 

The main benefit that I got from the course is that I know procurement much better now. I have been working in the sector, but there were things that I didn’t know. I was able to compare that knowledge with my experience. Things at work have not changed, but I feel that I can perform better at my job now.  

I will start applying for new jobs, and plan to apply the knowledge I have gained there as well. 

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