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Launched last year, the "30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars" Recognition Program is a project of ThomasNet, whose solutions enable buyers and engineers to partner with industrial suppliers, and the Institute for Supply Management.
“Our first group of 30 is truly indicative of our industry’s future leaders,” says Tom Derry, ISM chief executive officer. “We’re excited by their incredible accomplishments, and their enthusiasm for the profession. To attract and keep more people like them, we need to build on what we’ve done so far. We encourage everyone in supply chain management to pay it forward, and nominate more superstars who should be recognized.”
A “perfect storm” is approaching as the Baby Boomers who dominate supply chain management get ready to retire without a pipeline of new talent to take their place. This is happening just as Millennials become the largest living generation in the U.S. ThomasNet and ISM hope that by spotlighting young superstars, they will help inspire other Millennials to choose supply chain careers.
To help the 30 winners build on their accomplishments, each will receive complimentary membership in ISM for one year, where they can take advantage of educational and networking programs. One “megawatt” professional from the second group, along with their nominator, will also receive an all-expense paid trip to ISM2016 to be held May 16-18 in Indianapolis.
Young professionals can be nominated, click here. Self-nominations are also encouraged. All nominees must be 30 or younger as of Dec. 31, 2015.
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