Amit Verma, Postgraduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
“It’s really a new experience and learning journey. The online student mentorship programme helps us to make friends and provides support especially during our initial days at EIT. My personal experience has been really great. I fared well in the initial two subjects, and have lots of new friends across the globe.”
After years of experience in manufacturing, Amit Verma was looking to widen his horizons. With further postgraduate study in mind, Amit joined the first cohort of EITGraduate Online students in February 2021.
Amit is studying online for a Postgraduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and hopes to pathway into a Master’s Degree in New Zealand once the border restrictions are lifted.
This specialist programme provides advanced theoretical and technical knowledge in the field, preparing students for a diverse set of roles, including Inventory Specialist, Materials Planner, Materials Analyst, Transportation Coordinator, Traffic Analyst, Production Coordinator, Scheduler, Operations Planner/Analyst and so forth.
“Logistics and Supply Chain Management is a wholesome approach for any organisation in today’s world. Every organisation, be it public or private, needs to have these skill sets in their team to manage the effective and efficient functioning of their business,” says Amit.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Delhi, Amit completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Garment Manufacturing Technology at the National Institute of Fashion Technology in India.
“Ever since I have been working in apparel and leather operations. I have worked with several world-class manufacturers in Asia and Africa to support their operational expansion and cost-effective manufacturing,” says Amit.
Presently, Amit is working as a consultant for an organisation to improve their business processes as well as working on some new start-up projects to help achieve operational excellence.
Amit is progressing well with his studies and whilst he finds it more challenging to connect with fellow classmates and teachers online rather than in person, he commends the efforts of staff and teachers at EIT to make everyone feel comfortable and make the most of this opportunity.
“The teachers do try to give their best so that we do not feel the physical distance and to make the class interactive and participative so that all of us are the part of the class,” he says.
Amit finds the programme comprehensive with various aspects including projects and case studies. The lecturers explain the details and requirements supported by guest Subject Matter Experts which enhances the learning experience.
Amit is also able to balance work and study as most of the classes are held in the morning allowing him sufficient time to manage his current routine. “It’s really a new experience and learning journey. The online student mentorship programme helps us to make friends and provides support especially during our initial days at EIT. My personal experience has been really great. I fared well in the initial two subjects, and have lots of new friends across the globe.”