Jan Steiner, director of distribution and logistics for Westell Technologies, credits APICS ,The Association for Operations Management ,for a large part of her success. Her career has taken twists and turns and each move upward was preceded by education and training that she received from APICS.
"To move up at any job, especially in the telcom industry, you have to be more than knowledgeable. You need to be an expert. And that holds true especially for women as they are still in the minority in this field," explains Steiner. Westell Technologies, based in Aurora, Ill. manufactures broadband/DSL and VoIP technology.
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Certification in various specialties, such as CPIM and CSCP, has given Steiner the confidence she needs while she competes in a field populated largely by men. "I can stand toe-to-toe with anyone on Lean and Six Sigma given all of my operations training," she says.
|Jan Steiner, director of distribution and logistics for Westell Technologies|
For information on APICS programs visit www.apics.org.