Episode 59: 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Program – A Closer Look at Millenial Success

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3/10/15 – Co-hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady chat with Kristin Carty, Audience Outreach Manager at ThomasNet, a co-sponsor with ISM of the 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars program and two of the winners, Jennifer Wolff, Supply Chain Strategy Manager with Masco Cabinetry and Wes Whitney, Sourcing Specialist with Enterprise Products. Kristin will give highlights of the program while Jennifer and Wes will provide their insights about the exciting aspects of a career in the supply chain field, as well as the great working qualities of young workers. In addition, all 30 winners will be named on the show while bios about each one can be found at ThomasNet.com/30under30.




“Having exceptional people in supply chain positions is critical to the health and vitality of individual businesses, and the strength of our economy. These rising stars are making significant contributions to their organizations every day—saving them millions of dollars while improving their performance,” said Mark Holst-Knudsen, President of ThomasNet.

At an average age of 28, the rising stars represent a wide swath of industries, from manufacturing to oil and gas, and from education to the public sector. A “high energy” group, they give their all at work and are just as active outside the office—whether volunteering or spending time with family and friends.

In fact, they say that the biggest misperception about their generation is that they are entitled and averse to working hard. As one rising star stated: “We are not looking for a handout. We are looking for an opportunity to make a difference.” The “30 under 30” love their careers and would choose them all over again. One honoree noted: “My position is interesting, varied, and shifts with new projects. In a single day, I can write, present, negotiate deals, lead projects, and analyze information…before lunch!”

– See more at: http://www.thomasnet.com/30under30/#sthash.sBeHhrNq.dpuf – See more at: http://www.thomasnet.com/30under30/#sthash.sBeHhrNq.dpuf