Dennis completed the Master of Supply Chain and Logistics Management at RMIT and now works as a Fleet Controller for Linfox.
Tell us about what you have been doing since graduating from RMIT.
Since graduating, I have been at Linfox in their 18-month development graduate program where I have rotated through various parts of the business.
The program has provided me with exposure to diverse stakeholders and has allowed me to experience operational and commercial roles to develop my communication, problem- solving and project management skills.
Currently my role as a Fleet Controller, my responsibilities involve the transport operations of our petroleum customers, coordinating the safe service execution of transport requirements.
I'm pleasantly surprised by the journey in my professional development and have enjoyed the experience thus far.
What do your responsibilities entail as a Fleet Controller?
My responsibilities involve managing the rotating shift roster, allocating suitable drivers to the task and coordinating fleet maintenance and driver training requirements on a day to day operational basis.
I am also involved in long-term resource planning to effectively meet forecasted customer requirements.
Do you have any career advice for students studying the Master of Supply Chain and Logistics?
Students pursuing a career in the supply chain industry should focus on seeking practical entry-level experience where they can grow in the industry. I’m a strong advocate for gaining experience whilst completing studies. This enables students to further understand the context of the coursework and assist in their skills development.
The opportunity to able to relate innovative materials learnt in the course and apply them in real world context will be a strong advantage in the current competitive environment.
How have you benefited from your studies at RMIT?
The course provided the foundations of knowledge to begin my career in the industry, knowledge relating to understanding the complexity of the modern supply chain and the challenges of an increasingly globalised marketplace.
Courses learnt relating to supply chain networks and design haven been beneficial to holistically understand and manage end to end supply chains.