PhD a Knowledge-Broadening Experience for Graduate
Senior Supply Chain Manager, Dr Kenneth Moodley, believes his Doctorate in Business Administration will play a valuable role in enhancing his leadership and management skills.
This industrial engineer who is responsible for customer service, gross margin delivery, quality and all other Supply Chain activities at a consumer goods company said pursuing a qualification in management had broadened his way of thinking.
‘I have always believed that furthering my academic education levels would result in me enhancing my ability to approach situations and problems in a more holistic manner. I see this qualification as assisting me in creating opportunities going forward,’ said Moodley.
Through his research titled: “A System Dynamics Model to Explore the Impact of the S&OP Process within an FMCG Organisation”, Moodley aims to contribute to the advancement in the field of system dynamics within a supply chain context.
‘My research was application based within the system dynamics field and on a real life organisational situation. It clearly shows the benefits that applying this methodology can have on sales and operations planning within the organisation. This greatly aided me to stay motivated as I could see that the outcome of the study would benefit the industry and organisation,’ said Moodley.
Looking ahead, Moodley is excited about his future prospects as he knows his doctorate will open a lot more doors for him.
‘What truly keeps me going is achieving my goals so that I can create further opportunities for both myself and my family. I also hope that my achievements are a source of inspiration and motivation for my family, especially my two little girls, and friends’ said Moodley.