CPD- Continuous Professional Development
l Many of you have now successfully passed different Levels of CILT qualifications or are studying towards qualifications. Congratulations on your efforts and your successes so far.
l However, as you gain qualifications, do not be too pleased withyourselves so that you think your training is complete.
l In relation to your professional development you should never regard points in your career as the end of learning. To quote Winston Churchill, a great British leader from the past;"This is not the beginning of the end, but it may be the end of the beginning. By that I mean that if you expect to make a career in Logistics, learning and development it is an on-going process that will stay with you for your entire working life.
l In actual fact the learning that you have completed has laid down a foundation from which to build. This building will actually be your career and career structure and so it is vital that you have such a good foundation if your career is to bring you all you wish for.
l What I'm talking about is CPD - Continuous Professional Development. The on-going upgrading, re-skilling, validation process that enables all of us to maintain our changing skill and knowledge needs. MENTION HERE ABOUT EXAMINATION TECHNIQUES
l CPD is now universally accepted as a core ingredient for company, organisation and personal success. It is a feature of all major successful corporations and should be treated as an opportunity to improve, not an opportunity to spend two weeks away from the daily workplace.
l CPD is a very costly item so why is it so popular and why do leading companies and organisations feel they need to invest so heavily in their staff? It is all about cost and quality-just like supply chain management. It costs much more to recruit new staff than to train and develop existing staff PLUS the existing staff feel valued and part of the business process.
l ally? Have you really thought about where you want to work, where you see yourselves in 10 years - 20 years - 30 years? Without some idea (not necessarily fully detailed) it is difficult to begin the process of career development.
l So, what is your next intended move and is it realistic? His need for a realistic approach comes from the fact that development gives aspirations but aspirations need to be realistic and satisfied if they are to be a reality I'm not saying do not reach for the moon but, if you do, make sure you develop the rocket to get you there.
l Consider the consequences of where any development activity may take you before you embark upon it. Companies and organisations do not like training managers in skills that are not relevant or which may be aimed at making the manager more 'marketable' for headhunting. Ask yourself WHY am I doing this is it a career move or just fantasy?
n To be confident of your development needs you need to ask yourself. What skills do I need for the next move? But always remember there are millions of other people also wanting to succeed so what makes you special and are the skills you think you need really what your chosen sector needs?
n Ask yourself - and be honest-
n What skills do you have compared to what you need?
n What about future needs after this next move? .
n Where will you get the skills you need?
n What will the cost be and who might pay?
n Can I afford to acquire the skills I need? - Can I afford not to have them?
n How long will your existing skills and any new ones actually last?
n Am I sure this is my best direction?
n What about my staff and their skills needs?
n What about my customers,or technology,or legislation,or diversification,or anything else?
Please take this short message as my total support for Continuous
Professional Development and please ensure you never sit back and relaxth the skills you have. You must change and with change comes challenge. Challenges are part of life and part of business and you can only meet challenges with solutions. I believe these solutions can only
be found through CPD ——Thank You.
thought about business but many of the major case studies are now well documented and organisational changes and logistics solutions for Rank Xerox, Nike, IBM, Toyota, Honda, and the likes are well documented.
I thought about the I raq war and the basic problems of how you get food and water to 170,000 troops scattered in hostile territory without endangering their progress or the supply chain itself.
I thought about the Tsunami and the massive effort and logistical problems trying to integrate aid from over 100 different countries and get it to the right place, in the right time without the necessary infrastructure.
Whilst I was considering all these options it occurred to me that I'm in the biggest case study that the world has at the moment. I'm here in China and it is China that is the talk of the rest of the world. The logistical challenges China faces will only be solved through innovation, technology and professionalism.
Clearly, this has been recognised by your government, which, in itself is very satisfying, and should be applauded, given that governments so often resist change and innovation.
As a Westerner, or an observer, I see the core of the Chinese case study being linked to how Chinese trade, and the economy, can be managed and developed in such a way that the whole country can benefit from economic prosperity.
I can see the problems relating to infrastructure, labour skills, investment and technology as well as any other person but how these problems will be solved and they must be solved) will be the concern of better men than me.
Howa nation the size of China can be managed to realise its full potential is a case study of tomorrow and one which will never be matched in the sheer size of the problems orthe magnitude of the solutions. All I can say is that I wish China and everyone here the very best of luck for the future and I look forward to watching your progress. -Thank You for inviting me and taking time to listen
l 你们当中不少人都成功通过了不同级别的 CILT 资格考试或正在接受资格考试培训，恭喜你们的努力和已取得的成绩!
l 现在我想说的就是 CPD—继续专业发展，不断更新，不断熟练，不断验证的过程可以使我们始终适应不断变化的技术和知识需要。(此处提一下考试技巧。)
l CPD 现在被公认为企业、组织及个人成功的核心因素。CPD 是许多成功大企业一大特征，因此它应被看作一个个人提升的机会，而不是放两个星期的假。
l CPD 是一项费用很高的项目，但为什么一些领先的公司和机构认为值得为其员工投资呢? 与供应链管理相似，这是一个成本和质量的问题。招募新员工并为他们培训比让现存的员工进一步发展成本更高，而且现存的员工也会觉得自己受到了重用。
l 你自己呢? 你是否真的想过将来去哪儿工作? 是否想过10 年、20年或者30 年后你在哪儿吗? 如果还没考虑过(不必很详细)的话，事业发展就很难开始了。
l 那么，你下一步怎么打算的? 你的想法切合实际吗? 一个人切实的途径来自其个人发展状况带给他的想法，但如果要把这些想法变成现实的话，它还必须切实实际才行。我不是说别去够天上的月亮，而是说如果你想够到 月亮的话你得先造个火箭飞到那儿才行。
n 为使你对自己的个人发展需要更有信心，你该问问自己，我走下一步该具备什么技能? 永远记住还有成千上百万其他人跟你一样渴望成功，那么你认为什么能让你鹤立鸡群，在你所从事的行业内你真正需要什么技能呢?
n 获得这些技能的成本是多少? 谁来承担?
n 为获得这些技能我付得起这笔费用吗? 不具备这些技能的话，我能承担由此带来的后果吗?
n 我的员工如何? 他们技能需要如何?
n 我的客户如何? 我的技术如何? 我的管理规章如何? 我的多样化或其他方面又如何?
我也曾想过伊拉克战争中如何将水和食物送到分散在充满敌意的区域的 17 万大军手中而不危及他们的作战进程或供应链本身。
我还想过在海啸灾难中，在没有必要设施的情况下，要整合来自 100 多个不同 国家的援助并把这些援助在准确的时间内送达正确的地方所要付出的巨大努力和面临的物流问题。
像中国这么一个大国如何能做到实现全部潜力是明天的一个课题，这一课题研究是绝对与其问题的难度和解决方案的庞大无法相比的。我所要说的是，我祝中国和在座的各位将来好运，我盼望着你们获得进步。感谢大家邀请我到这里来讲话 , 也感谢诸位花时间来听我讲话。