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Learn about supply chain careers at our free networking lunch

March 9, 2018

By Deakin Student Life

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Are you interested in broadening your career opportunities, learning about the supply chain industry and supporting a new female-focussed initiative at Deakin? 

Come along to the Wayfinder: Supply Chain Careers for Women networking lunch!

Launched on International Women’s Day in Geelong, Wayfinder is an exciting new career development program that aims to promote and increase the number of women in supply chain education, training, jobs and careers. The supply chain field is rapidly growing and includes areas such as procurement, operations, production management, logistics and purchasing. 

You’ll hear from talented women in the industry and learn about opportunities in this diverse field. This is a free event which includes a sit down lunch, so you are encouraged to come along, especially if you are studying business, finance, humanities, engineering, science or information technology.

Thursday 15 March 2018, 12 – 3pm

Zinc, Federation Square, Melbourne

Register now to secure your place.

Wayfinder has been created by the Centre for Supply Chain and Logistics at Deakin. For enquiries, please email Caitlin Whyte.

What is supply chain and logistics?

Amazon, Zara, Coca-Cola, Apple, the local convenience store, McDonald’s, music and films, and every retailer and brand you know relies on supply chain and logistics to organise and move the product to you. Supply chains involve buying, forecasting, designing and creating product, sustainability, the latest technologies and people working together across the world to make it all happen. It’s a fast moving global network of businesses, focussing on customer satisfaction and getting the job done. Rapidly developing, and economically important to Australia’s future, the industry needs talented creative people!

The future of supply chain will be faster and smarter, greener and more transparent. Finding solutions to the problem of supply chain sustainability will require new minds with fresh ideas, and strong values. The advent of a whole range of revolutionary technologies, from automation and robotics, artificial intelligence and data analytics, to blockchain and Internet of Things will allow for huge improvements in speed, efficiency and profitability of supply chains.

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