…[T]he knowledge expected from new graduates includes possessing knowledge of new and available technology, the current news and developments within the industry, supply chain-specific knowledge, the financial aspect of supply chains, the integration of various business elements, such as how decisions made throughout the supply chain impact other departments (e.g. the financial implications of decisions) and knowledge of the specific products handled and the subsequent equipment use, which are crucial for new graduates to be successful within the 3PL industry. The participants expressed that new graduates are adequately equipped with the knowledge expected. However, a misalignment exists between the skills expected in the 3PL industry and those delivered by universities. (Allden, M., Niemann, W., & Kotzé, T., 2018. p. 11)
After reading this study, assume you are going for a new hire interview with a 3PL company. Based on the requirements outlined in the article above; identify and discuss your own strengths and your own weaknesses to be hired by a 3PL company in South Africa.
List the requirements identified by the stud, for new graduates to be hired by 3PL companies in South Africa.
From this list, Identify;
Your strengths Your weaknesses
Write a one or two paragraph summary that summaries your strengths and weaknesses as they apply to the criteria for working at a 3PL company.
Expect to present these one or two paragraphs to the job interviewer during your initial interview for a job with a 3PL company in South Africa.