ThomasNet.com and Institute for Supply Management (ISM) today challenged purchasing/supply chain management professionals to take responsibility for the future of their industry, which depends on a new pipeline of talent from the Millennial (18-32) generation to maintain its strength. The organizations noted that although supply chain programs in colleges and universities are increasing, many Millennials are still unaware of the opportunities that the profession offers.
To call attention to these opportunities, the organizations recently launched a first-of-its-kind initiative honoring supply chain’s young “rock stars.” Their new “30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars” Recognition Program will honor thirty professionals from the U.S. and Canada whose initiative, collaboration, innovation, and/or leadership have led to notable accomplishments. Nominees’ contributions to their companies, professional associations, and the industry at large will all be considered. All nominees must be thirty or younger as of December 31, 2014.
Each “rising star” will receive a year’s ISM membership for free. In addition, one “megawatt” professional from the group will attend ISM2015 for free along with the person who nominates him/her. Nomination forms are available at http:/www.thomasnet.com/30under30 and the deadline is July 31st.