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Success Story

Success story of Mr. Abhishek Agarwal

In 2014, Mr. Abhishek Agarwal had contacted KnoWerX via a mail wherein Mr. Ravindra Tulsyan approached him, and they both had some conversation over mail where Mr. Abhishek shared his dreams. Today Mr. Abhishek Agarwal is feeling pleased and proud to be successful in his life at a young age without much of a struggle because of getting a chance of interact with KnoWerX. Let’s know about Mr. Abhishek’s success story:

On Jan 9, 2015, 6:28 PM Mr. Ravindra Tulsyan sent a mail to Mr. Abhishek Agarwal where he wrote:

“I invite you to become a Certified Demand Driven Planner (CDDP) and be a leader in the latest planning technique called Demand Driven Materials Requirements Planning (DDMRP) that is going to change the world. Gartner has included the Certified Demand Driven Planner (CDDP) Program in its Market Guide for Supply Chain Certification Programs. It is one of ten programs in the guide. This course is being held for the first time in India by none other than the world-famous practitioner, author, consultant and thought leader, Ms. Carol Ptak. Carol is coming for the first time in India. Do not miss this opportunity and be there before others. This 2-day program is from 20 to 21 February, 2015 in Mumbai and covers course, exam and certification. Please find the brochure having details attached.”

The above mail was undoubtedly the turning point of life for Mr. Abhishek. It was the first step in his journey of success, where he was offered to join a two day program in Mumbai to become a Certified Demand Driven Planner (CDDP). Upon reading this mail, Mr. Abhishek became overwhelmed, but he had some doubts which he wrote down to Mr. Ravindra Tulsyan over the mail.

From: Abhishek Agrawal 

 Sent: 11 January 2015 06:27

 To: Ravindra Tulsyan

 Dear Ravindraji,

 Regards from my side.

 I am really thankful to you for having considered me for this certification. However, there are some issues I want to highlight. The course material of APICS courses is awesome and it’s a great learning experience. However, after doing these courses we realize that the industry people don’t value the certifications as my as we put efforts and the expenses incurred for it. I have completed my CSCP last September and have come across numerous occasions where HR people are not aware of CPIM/CSCP. I am really willing to go to that extra mile and do my CPIM also. However, the only thing that stops me from doing so is the lack of recognition after the certifications.Don’t treat this email as a disapproval of courses. In fact, APICS courses are the best in the business. They could the even better off if we could get enough recognition after that.”

Since Mr. Abhishek already did a certification in September 2014, but he did not get any appreciation, all this was interrupting him to commence a new certification course. To clear his doubts further, he again wrote a mail to Mr. Ravindra Tulsyan wherein he expressed some of his queries. After reading and analysed the mail, Mr. Ravindra Tulsyan replied in the following manner:

“On 12 Jan 2015 19:14, “Ravindra Tulsyan” wrote:

Dear Abhishek,

 Wishing You a Happy and Prosperous New Year 2015!

 Thanks a ton for your feedback.

There is a lot of truth in what you have written. We are trying hard to increase the awareness in India. From zero awareness in 1992 when I brought APICS to India, to today, there is a sea change. But we still have a lot of work to do.What has happened in the past is that most people who got APICS certified, moved to IT industry with higher salaries. Therefore, very few APICS professionals remained in core industries like manufacturing and distribution. Therefore, the manufacturing and distribution industry could not experience the difference between an APICS certified professional and non-certified professional. That limited its demand in core sector and popularity. However, the multi-national companies, especially American multinationals, give a lot of weight to this certification. I suggest you look for a job in those companies, or, you can always switch your career to the IT industry where its recognition is much deeper. And, once again, thanks a ton for your feedback.If there is anything I can do to help, please do not hesitate to let me know.

Thanks and best regards.

Ravindra K. Tulsyan, CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP, SCOR-P”

In the above mail, Mr. Ravindra Tulsyan responded in a very humble way about the confusion of Mr. Abhishek. Mr. Ravindra stated, most people who learned APICS chose their career in the IT companies because of offering high salaries and high perks. A very few APICS certified professionals joined the core industries like manufacturing and distribution wherein they are not valued as per their expectation. Mr. Ravindra also expressed, APICS certification is highly valuable in American multinational companies. Therefore, you could have tried there. By reading the message of Mr. Ravindra Tulsyan, Mr. Abhishek further replied in the following manner:

From: Abhishek Agrawal 

Sent: 12 January 2015 21:20

To: Ravindra Tulsyan

Dear Ravindraji,

Thanks for the reply and wish you a very Happy New Year too!!!

Currently, I am working with Reliance Digital Retail. I did my CSCP to get an entry into MFG/FMCG sector. Just need some advice from your side about if I can still make it to the MFG/FMCG sector. I am really interested to do my CPIM. However, I am a tad sceptical about getting into the core sector because of my current profile. Having said that, I have 3 years of experience with companies like Crompton Greaves and Nerolac Paints. I am attaching my resume for your reference. Would doing CPIM help me to the go over to the core sector again. Please guide me to overcome my dilemma. Also, if there are any assignments with respect to teaching/projects in your organisation, I will be really interested to do it.

In the above mail, Mr. Abhishek revealed about his current job at Reliance Digital Retail and also wrote about his curiosity to join CPIM. However, he was a little nervous about getting into this core sector because of his profile. He also disclosed his three years of experience in companies, namely Crompton Greaves and Nerolac Paints. To share a clear picture of his experience and career-goals, Mr. Abhishek Agarwal attached his CV in the mail and sent to Mr. Ravindra Tulsyan. What Mr. Ravindra ji had replied, is given following.

On Tue, 13 Jan, 2015, 8:44 PM Ravindra Tulsyan, wrote:

Hi Abhishek,

After I went through your resume, I opine that CPIM would be good for you. You will thank me later on in your life.As far as your scepticism is concerned, I have only one principle. Eye for the job that you like and apply vigorously. It works. Remember, there is a saying try, try and try again and again; at last you will succeed. Do not dilute your ambitions. Your ambitions should be high. But have ambitions that are not too unrealistic. And go for your ambitions without doubt, fear or scepticism. Be confidant and positive about yourself. You will succeed. If there is anything I can do to help, please do not hesitate to let me know.

Thanks and best regards.

After thoroughly reading the CV sent by Mr. Abhishek, Mr.Ravindra Tulsyan sent the above mail wherein he suggested him to learn CPIM that was related with his experience as well as his career dreams. Mr. Ravindra advised Mr. Abhishek to go for this course to make his career viable. He also asked Mr. Abhishek about his more queries. After reading the received mail sent by Mr. Ravindra Tulsyan, Mr. Abhishek replied further:

From: Abhishek Agrawal 

Sent: 06 June 2020 20:23

To: Ravindra Tulsyan 

 Dear Sir, 

Today, when I read this email, I would really like to thank you for your advice back in 2015. Today, when I look back, I really feel that the efforts have shown fruits today. I have completed my CPIM, CSCP and CLTD and realised my dream of getting a job overseas without going through any of the Visa application process on my own 🙂Once again, thanks for your suggestion back then when I really needed your help.

Regards,

Abhishek Agrawal

The above mail is being depicted a bunch of joy expressed by Mr. Abhishek for Mr.Ravindra Tulsyan KnoWerX Education because this destination, he was able to choose his career towards learning CPIM, CSCP and CLTD. In this mail above, Mr. Abhishek has talked about the suggestions he received from Mr. Ravindra Tulsyan, which gave him the right path to move. All this gave him an international job without going through any lengthy process of visa application.

Also, on 7th June 2020, Mr. Abhishek sent another mail wherein he explained a short description about his journey of success.

From: Abhishek Agrawal 

Sent: 07 June 2020 20:07

Dear Sir, 

My APICS journey started in 2014, and I first cleared the CSCP exam. The content of the exam really impressed me, therefore went for CPIM and completed it in 2016. Back then, it was a 5 modules pattern, hence it used to take it bit longer to achieve it. Just recently, I completed my CLTD. Out of the 3 exams, I found the CLTD the toughest, probably since I don’t have much logistics experience. 

The content has been exceptionally good. In fact, it seems the SAP architecture has its roots in the APICS materials. More than getting jobs, I think APICS makes you well equipped to handle the real time situations. This is in a way, a competitive advantage for any supply chain professional. I would strongly recommend APICS courses to any SC professional.

Regards,

Abhishek Agrawal “

In the second mail sent by Mr. Abhishek after his success, he wrote about the certifications that made him able to get a job abroad without sending any application for visa approval. He revealed that he had cleared CSCP, CPIM, and CLTD, and he found CLTD was the toughest one. Also, he said that APICS is really a viable career as it makes the person competent to handle the real-time situations seamlessly, and it also made him be able to settle down his lives abroad.

Mr. Abhishek’s success had been possible only with the supervision of KnoWerX Education’s expert (Mr. Ravindra Tulsyan). He had fully opened up about his experience and future goals. Now he has settled abroad beautifully and proudly without standing in a big queue of some immigration consultancy.

Established in the year 1992, KnoWerX Education has been successfully integrated with the Premier Channel Partner of APICS and Affiliate of Demand Driven Institute with a motive of offering globally recognized distance learning professional certification programs. The APIC certifications and endorsement provided at KnoWerXcomprises Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), Supply Chain Operations Reference Professional (SCOR-P), Transportation and Distribution (CLTD), and Certified in Logistics. Thus, to gratify your dream of getting a job internationally, you are just away from a single course.

Also, KnoWerXis a prominent provider of public, professional courses and training programs in the areas of demand planning, operations management, supply chain management, distribution management, logistics management, transportation management, production management, Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) Framework, and Theory of Constraints (TOC).

Thus, the right guidance for a career makes the person’s future secured and fruitful anyhow. No matter what education or experience a person has? The advice given by an expert is always rewarded. An expert has already gone through many difficult phases of life. Thus, contacting a specialist is not a bad deal, especially if you are focused on achieving your career goals.