Meet Michelle Islas, triathlete, Mexico City native, mother, and Supply Chain Manager at Terramera. Not sure what supply chain does? The short answer is seemingly everything. The long answer is source the materials for every product Terramera sells, from the bottles, caps, sprayer nozzles, labels and packaging, to the actual ingredients that make up our formulations, as well as arrange its transportation, customs clearance, and coordination with our manufacturer and warehouse. Michelle and our Supply Chain Team do it all!
It’s not an easy job but Michelle loves it, and always has. Growing up, both of her parents were doctors and she spent a lot of time in hospitals and clinics. “My whole life was related to that. I guess I got so close to it that I said ‘No, that’s not for me,’ ” she explains.
She decided to study international business instead and when she started her first internship at a customs broker she was instantly fascinated! “It’s so dynamic. There’s no way you can get bored. There’s always something new, always something to improve, always something to change. Because it’s so complex, there are so many routes to get to the same goal!”
She is now a designated Supply Chain Management Professional and has been overseeing the supply chain at Terramera for over a year, ensuring the high-quality of our products is maintained in the most time and cost-efficient way. She enjoys her work but also what it’s contributing to. “It’s so great to work for a company that is focused on sustainability and long-term goals.”