I hope to be selected for your distinguished Master’s Degree Program in Supply Chain Management (SCM) at the University of XXXX. SCM is where my curiosity, passion, and dedication are centered, especially in procurement, strategic sourcing, and warehousing. I particularly appreciate how Supply Chain Management has gained increasing prominence over the last several decades on strategic and tactical levels. I hope to prepare myself as fully as possible for a competitive, corporate job market by earning a second Masters's in SCM to complement the MBA that I already hold, thus making myself more attractive to the corporate world as a result of my greatly enhanced capacity to make essential 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, climbing the corporate ladder due to excellence driven by my lifelong dedication to advanced education and self-improvement, coupled with my great passion for efficiency and productivity. I hope to give my all to a top-notch company like Amazon, Apple, Nestle, etc., learning best practices on a mammoth, global scale and learning to think about SCM without frontiers, searching for enhanced creativity and novel solutions to ongoing supply chain challenges.
I 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. And If one wants a “green” education in SCM, XXXX is necessarily one’s first choice. I also very much appreciate the uniqueness of the Corporate Advisory Council, facilitating networking with leading figures in the industry. Studying at the XXXX School will give me the exposure I need to the real-world challenges and issues industry managers face. I am also excited by the Supply Chain Consulting Studio's cutting-edge technology and programming in a wide range of data analytics, risk management, and sustainability. No other program offers as many action-based learning opportunities as XXXX.
Born and raised in India, I first earned my Bachelor’s Degree in my home country. I later went to Japan to earn my first Master’s Degree at the International University of Japan in Business Administration Operations & Strategy (2015). I learned basic Japanese and acquired a solid foundation for further study in SCM. Now adept at cost reduction and monitoring EBITs and their relationship to gross margins, I enjoy searching out the root causes of cost slippages and other SCM-related factors. The five months I spent as an exchange student at the XXXX School of Management allowed me to see much of Europe, East, and West. I am also thankful for having had the chance to visit the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, China, and most recently, Russia. My travels worldwide have helped me better understand the big picture regarding SCM.
I have a solid understanding of business management strategy, finance, and operations, upon which to build at the University of XXXX. I am certified in Lean Six Sigma and ISO: TS; I bring a solid theoretical background to SCM due to my studies in Engineering and the MBA in Japan. I have been certified and have had extensive exposure to the Japanese way of working and business management: lean, cost-cutting, and process excellence. My hard work and preparation resulted in receiving a prestigious scholarship from the Asian Development Bank for my MBA studies. I worked very hard to succeed as the only student from India to receive this scholarship in my MBA program. I quickly became a devotee of a process-oriented approach to business operations that prioritized analytical abilities w.r.t, finding root causes of problems, and analytical solutions using industrial engineering techniques. I am incredibly proud of my mastery of many essential Japanese problem-solving strategies, such as the Theory of Constraints (TOC). My mentors and colleagues tell me I have excellent communication skills and team management capabilities.
Sustainability is by far the most critical word in my vocabulary. Keenly aware of the finite nature of our world’s resources, I am convinced that businesses must be morally and socially responsible for nature and its place to survive. Supply chain management has a considerable role in rescuing and safeguarding our planet and the resources we need to sustain ourselves and our offspring for the foreseeable future. I see the importance of respect for human rights similarlyhonestly, 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 honestly believe one can promote 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 very early in adopting supply chain best practices. I look forward to contributing to developing just, fair, sustainable, and customer-centric solutions and respecting both natural and human environments. I want to help build, streamline, and maintain supply chains in socially responsible and sustainable ways. Thus, I keenly look forward to the entire immersion experience at the XXXX School of Business, emphasizing strategic procurement, operations excellence, and corporate strategy related to Supply Chain Management.
I thank you for considering my application.