What hobbies/activities make you better at supply chain and logistics management?
Supply chain management is like cooking a complicated meal. You must plan well, execute with excellence, and serve perfectly and promptly. Have great tools and multitask. Be creative to create outstanding results.
President & CEO, ALOM
Staying active and participating in team sports definitely translates to my ability to succeed at supply chain management and logistics. As an individual, I have an obligation to my teammates, and I don’t want to let them down—whether it’s on the field or in the warehouse.
Director of Lean Enterprise & Operations ModusLink
Running builds the required endurance. Weight lifting develops the strength needed for success. Hot yoga builds the flexibility and balance required for an agile supply chain. And reading is essential to keep up to date on a fast-changing field.
A techie at heart, I’m always reading up on or testing out new consumer and commercial products. It inspires me to figure out how I can incorporate these innovations to better my business and continue to modernize the logistics field.
Vice President, Overseas Cargo Inc.
World travelers improve their mastery of online freight and logistics tools by booking and managing their vacations on the internet—whether it be purchasing plane tickets and hotel rooms, researching top attractions or hailing a cab.
Founder & CEO, ShipX
Comments from LinkedIn
Traveling makes you better at scheduling and planning.
Running a household teaches you how to juggle tasks especially if you have children. You learn quickly what has to take priority at the time. You learn what it takes to get things done.
Playing golf teaches you how to reach goals, one hole at a time in as few shots as possible. Planning is key, and mistakes are costly. Everything successful requires making a plan and sticking to it but having the vision to redirect if necessary. We never plan to get in the hazards but have to know how to recover.
Chess, puzzles, and singing. You have to understand how the supply chain is connected, and have a good voice to communicate that to others.
Simulation games in logistics and other fields are realistic and excellent for mind training.
Karaoke builds self-confidence and gives valuable insight into how people react positively or negatively to your performance.