Personal Statement-Mba Supply Chain Management

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In today’s global village, one cannot do without logistics. The subject encompasses all sectors of business activities and it is has become part of human existence. After my graduation from Nigerian Defence Academy, I was posted to the Nigerian Army Corps of Supply and Transport as a Supply Officer in 1993.The Corps of Supply and Transport, keeps reserve of petroleum products for the Nigerian Army and catered for all transport resources. As a young officer in a Supply Company, I was tasked to source for petroleum, oil and lubricant for the fleet of vehicles in 3 Armour Division, for operational and routine duties. I used to represent my Division in meetings with the Nigerian National Petroleum Company to ascertain our stock balance and requisitions. During the course of my duties, I realized that logistics drives the tactical plans of every military commander. It is so important that no military engagement can succeed without sound logistics. As a young officer then, I was always engaged in the logistics planning of Internal Security Operations in my Division’s area of responsibility. I used to supply petroleum, oil, lubricant and ration from the rear to the front after indents from the forwards lines. The ways the military supply chain works then always fascinate me a lot. I always derived joy seeing the troops properly fed and replenished for another day’s task. I have grown in rank to become a senior officer in the Nigerian Army and the desire to keep my troops replenished and to get the desire result in battle has been my motivation to study logistics in Postgraduate level.

I took great interest in Supply Chain management when I was made the Purchasing Manager in Nigerian Army Post Exchange (NAPEX). The exchange had 47 Supermarkets nationwide but centrally controlled from Lagos. Goods and services were requisitioned and distributed from Lagos through rail services and haulage by Army...
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