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How do I start a Career in Inventory Management?

Career in Inventory Management

There are many nuances of a Career in Inventory Management. I want to first understand What a Career in Inventory Management entails before I invest time and effort to figure out How to start a Career in Inventory Management. I was Googling about a Career in Inventory Management and was lucky to find: 

Deepak S's outlook!

With 3 years & 1 month of professional experience, Deepak S understands Inventory Management. Deepak S has worked in Inventory Management as Subject Matter Expert in IBM. In Deepak S's own words, this is how Deepak S got into Inventory Management: "I am a graduate in commerce from SBRR Mahajan College, Mysuru. After completing my MBA in Human Resources, I began working as an Operations Analyst at EMC2 before moving on to IBM as Subject Matter Expert (SME)."

Career Video on Inventory Management

In a video, Deepak S has talked about various aspects of a Career in Inventory Management. Deepak S started by explaining Inventory Management as: "Inventory management is the supervision of non-capitalized assets (inventory) and stock items. A component of supply chain management, inventory management supervises the flow of goods from manufacturers to warehouses and from these facilities to point of sale." It was a very interesting video and I enjoyed watching it.

I found the video unique because it talked about Education in terms of things which can be learnt from books, to excel at a Career in Inventory Management and not as a list of Qualifications, which one needs to get into Inventory Management. Deepak S touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • MS Office
  • Market Research
  • Product Knowledge
  • Software
  • Supply Chain Management

Anyone aspiring for this Career needs to understand that Skill development is crucial for success.
Deepak S then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Inventory Management:

  • Communication Skills
  • Teamwork Skills
  • Presentation Skills

Positives of any Career motivate one to work hard for the same.
Deepak S believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Inventory Management:

  • Growth Opportunities
  • Client Appreciation
  • Good Work-Life Balance
  • Working from Home

Challenges are the other side of Positives and this Career is no exception.
And, Deepak S believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Inventory Management:

  • Inconsistent Supply
  • Stock Deviations

In the final section of the video Deepak S talks about How a day goes in a Career in Inventory Management. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Inventory Management, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video: 

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