30 Under 30: THOMASNET & ISM Rising Supply Chain Stars

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The manufacturing industry is vital for the well-being of the global economy, however without the Supply Chain, manufacturers products would be still be sitting on their doorsteps. The Supply Chain is a critical aspect of the manufacturing industry and this year Manufacturing Talk Radio is attending The Institute for Supply Management’s® ISM 2017 event in Orlando covering this important gathering. This year at ISM 2017, THOMASNET.com and ISM will be celebrating their third annual ‘30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program’.

‘30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program’ Background

ISM and THOMASNET.com® wanted to create an information hub for supply chain management and purchasing professionals for the ‘Supply Chain Stars.’ One ‘Megawatt’ professional was even awarded admission to ISM 2017. These organization set out to acknowledge young purchasing/supply chain management professionals who have proven themselves to be passionate about their work in the field. These individuals worked to innovative and discover creative solutions to the issues holding the industry back.

Why It Matters

As manufacturers struggle to keep up with the digital transformation, the supply chain is facing their own challenge. The industry continues to face disruptive technologies, revolutionizing how the supply chain functions and how businesses handle their logistics practices. ISM and THOMASNET.com have came up with an innovative solution to address these issues. By getting together the brightest young minds, programs like this offer incentive to develop innovative and creative solutions to the problems facing the modern supply chain.

Not only do these kind of competitions encourage innovative thinking, they are a fantastic way to close the skills gap in the supply chain as well. Just like the manufacturing skills gap, the supply chain industry is facing their own talent shortage. Bringing attention to this often overlooked industry with the ‘30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program’ can be an effective way to encourage even more students to pursue a career in supply chain management and procurement.

Find Out More

To find out more about THOMASNET.com and ISM’s ‘30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program’ see their website. You can see where else the 30 Under 30 program is having an impact here.

Be sure to check back on Manufacturing Talk Radio for the latest interviews from our time at ISM 2017. We’ll be conducting interviews throughout our time time in Orlando and releasing them throughout the week.