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What are we talking about, when we talk about the gig economy?
Futurists extol the virtues of the gig economy - a world of contract workers who call their own hours and enjoy a degree of independence not available to full-timers. But there's a downside to that scenario as well.
All the uncertainty surrounding global trade and the economy doesn't appear to have put a dent in the market for supply-chain talent.
When she entered college 20 years ago, Cheryl Dalsin didn't have a clue as to what supply-chain management was all about. It's likely that she had never heard the term. Now, she's determined to make sure that today's students aren't similarly ignorant about a promising career opportunity.
The future of supply-chain management doesn't rest within a crystal ball or psychic's parlor. It can be found each fall, at a dinner and panel hosted by the San Francisco Roundtable of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.
Despite gradual improvement since the summer of 2009 - the official end of the Great Recession - the U.S. unemployment rate remains unacceptably high. But don't tell that to companies in search of supply-chain talent.