Today I’ve finally managed to visit Jaguar and Land Rover plant with other WMG students and the only opinion about this industrial visit is that it's totally AMAZING! We went through two assembly factories and I had an opportunity to see myself how all these luxury cars are being produced!
The reason I am writing about this experience in the KBAM section is because I realised during this visit that it is very important to reinforce your knowledge base with some practical observations/experiences. Today I was surprised how everything that I was studying during my modules on Supply Chain and Logistics Management just collected from small puzzle pieces into a one complete picture! All the theoretical knowledge about different supply chain tools, methodologies and philosophies that I was reading and hearing about appeared in front of me in a perfectly managed business model of Jaguar and Land Rover Company.
I think that people need to 'feed' their already existed knowledge and skills gathered throughout the theoretical courses/exercises with something practical related to it. Because it helps you to feel that you do not only know something about this or that theory but that you can also apply and manage your knowledge and it will become something really valuable and tangible in the end!