I hope to be selected to your especially distinguished Master’s Degree Program in Supply Chain Management (SCM) at the University of XXXX’s XXXX School of Business so as to build upon my MBA by specializing in SCM. This is the area where I have the greatest curiosity, passion, and dedication, especially in the areas of procurement, strategic sourcing, and warehousing. I particularly appreciate how Supply Chain Management has gained increasing prominence over the course of the last several decades on strategic as well as tactical levels. I hope to prepare myself as fully as possible for a competitive, corporate job market by earning a second Masters in SCM, to complement the MBA that I already hold so as to make myself more attractive to the corporate world, as a result of my greatly enhanced capacity to make important and sustainable contributions to corporate supply chain organization and efficiency.
I look forward to a long and highly productive professional lifetime putting my skills to good use in the corporate world, rising up the corporate ladder as a result of excellence driven by my lifelong dedication to advanced education and self-improvement coupled to my great passion for efficiency and productivity. I hope to give my all to a top- notch company like Amazon, Apple, or Nestle etc., learning best practices on a mammoth, global scale and to learn to think about SCM without frontiers in constant search of enhanced creativity and novel solutions to ongoing supply chain challenges. I very much hope to be selected to study at the XXXX School of Business because of my profound admiration for the integral focus on socially responsible business and sustainability at XXXX, along with a well-established track record of educating social entrepreneurs and supporting ventures with a heart. If one wants a “green” education in SCM, Ross is necessarily one’s first choice. I also very much appreciate the uniqueness of the Corporate Advisory Council, facilitating networking with leading figures in industry. Studying at the XXXX School will provide me with precisely the exposure that I need to the real-world challenges and issues faced by industry managers. I am also excited by the Supply Chain Consulting Studio with its cutting- edge technology and programming in a wide range of areas such as data analytics, risk management, and sustainability. No other program offers so much action-based learning opportunity as XXXX.
Born and raised in India, I first earned my Bachelor’s Degree in my home country and later went to Japan to earn my first Master’s Degree at the International University of Japan, in the area of Business Administration Operations & Strategy (2015). I learned basic Japanese and acquired a solid foundation for further study in SCM. Now adept at cost reduction, monitoring of EBITs and their relationship to gross margins, I most enjoy searching out the root causes for cost slippages and other SCM-related factors. The 5 months that I spent as an exchange student at the XXXX School of Management afforded me the opportunity to see much of Europe, East as well as West. I am also thankful for having had the opportunity to visit the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, China, and most recently Russia. My travels around the world have helped me to better understand the big picture with respect to SCM.
I have a solid understanding of business management strategy, finance, and operations, upon which to build at the University of XXXX. Certified in Lean Six Sigma and ISO:TS, I bring a solid theoretical background to SCM as a result of my studies in Engineering as well as the MBA in Japan. I have had extensive exposure to the Japanese way of working and business management w.r.t lean, cost cutting and process excellence. My hard work and preparation resulted in my receiving a prestigious scholarship from the Asian Development Bank for my MBA studies. The only student from India to receive this scholarship in my MBA program, I worked very hard to succeed. I quickly became a devotee of a process-oriented approach to business operations that placed a high priority on analytical abilities w.r.t, finding root causes of problems and analytical solutions using industrial engineering techniques. I am especially proud of my mastery of many important, uniquely Japanese, problem-solving strategies such as the Theory of Constraints (TOC). My mentors and colleagues tell me that I have excellent communication skills and team management capabilities.
Sustainability is by far the most important word in my vocabulary. Keenly aware of the finite nature of our world’s resources, I am firm in my conviction that business must be morally and socially responsible in order for nature and our place in it to survive. Supply chain management has a huge role to play in rescuing and safeguarding our planet and the resources that we need to sustain ourselves and our offspring for the foreseeable future. I see the importance of respect for human rights in a similar way as I see the importance of safeguarding our natural environment, thereby preventing global warming and a host of related ills. A satisfied workforce with their human rights respected is the most productive.
I especially appreciate the human aspect of Supply Chain Management and truly believe that one can promote both authentic human rights and sustainable economic development in the private sector. Central to my fondest dreams for the future would be to work on developing suppliers from underdeveloped or tribal communities, organizing charitable events and if possible employing people with disabilities, war veterans etc. Indian companies are still at a very early stage in the adoption of best supply chain practices. I look forward to contributing to the development of markets that are just, fair, and sustainable, and in ways that respect both natural and human environments. I want to serve a customer centric, solution oriented and forward-looking company, helping them to develop, streamline, and maintain supply chains in socially responsible and sustainable ways. Thus, I keenly look forward to the fullest of immersion experiences at the XXXX School of Business with particular emphasis on strategic procurement, operations excellence, and corporate strategy as it relates to Supply Chain Management.
I thank you for considering my application.