Talent management: ThomasNet.com and ISM unveil new program to recognize millennials in supply chain

Organizations Seek Nominations for “30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars” by July 31, 2014

By ·

ThomasNet.com and Institute for Supply Management recently announced a new partnership to spotlight Millennials whose initiative, collaboration, innovation and/or leadership are strengthening the purchasing/supply chain management industry. The organizations launched a “30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars” Recognition Program during the annual ISM conference, ISM2014, in Las Vegas.

”We have created this program at a pivotal moment for the supply chain segment, which is gearing up for a generational shift as Baby Boomers retire,” said Mark Holst-Knudsen, President,ThomasNet. ” By the year 2025, members of today’s Millennial generation (18-32) will comprise about 75 percent of the workforce. This program is a way to encourage and honor those dedicated and creative professionals who represent the future of their industry.”

“Every day, supply chain management and purchasing professionals make decisions that affect their companies’ brands, competitive positioning, and bottom-line performance,” added Tom Derry, Chief Executive Officer, ISM. “Being able to have such an important impact makes supply chain management particularly rewarding. This group of outstanding young leaders can help influence one of the most strategic and dynamic careers in the global economy of the 21st Century.”

The ThomasNet/ISM program will showcase thirty Millennials who are thirty or younger, and who have already had notable accomplishments.  Contributions to their companies, professional associations and the industry at large will all be considered. Examples include outstanding achievement, exceeding goals, creating or improving processes and more.

Each of these young luminaries will receive complimentary membership in ISM for one year. One “megawatt” professional from the group, along with their nominator, will receive an all-expense paid trip to ISM2015 to be held on May 3-6 in Phoenix, Arizona. Through the knowledge they gain from ISM programs, these young professionals will be empowered to make an even bigger difference to their organizations.

Individuals can nominate deserving young professionals by going to www.thomasnet.com/30under30. Self-nominations are also encouraged. The deadline is July 31, 2014, and winners will be announced in the fall. All nominees must be thirty or younger as of December 31, 2014.

Subscribe to Modern Materials Handling Magazine!

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Find out what the world’s most innovative companies are doing to improve productivity in their plants and distribution centers.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Latest Whitepaper
Hydrogen, the Future of Materials Handling
Large, successful organizations are integrating hydrogen fuel cell technology into their lift truck fleets and benefiting from lower operational costs, reduced emissions and improved reliability.
Download Today!
From the October 2016 Issue
Brownells’ new Iowa distribution center has taken touches—and miles—out of the order fulfillment process and increased throughput with near 100% accuracy.
System Report: Brownells new DC is flexible and responsive
Pallet Usage Report: Pallets Remain Critical in the Modern-Day Warehouse
View More From this Issue
Subscribe to Our Email Newsletter
Sign up today to receive our FREE, weekly email newsletter!
Latest Webcast
Pallets: Supporting Product, Processes and the Enterprise
The smallest leak in performance or cost can bring a lean, nimble and speedy supply chain to a halt. During this 30-minute webcast we'll examine how Modern's readers use pallets to keep the wheels turning as they maneuver a road filled with sharp edges and potholes.
Register Today!
Brownells: Designing for Efficiency and Growth
Brownells’ new Iowa distribution center has taken touches—and miles—out of the order...
Industry celebrates National Manufacturing Day
Fourth annual Manufacturing Day is a grassroots effort by U.S. manufacturers to improve the public...

American Eagle Outfitters’ omni-channel journey
The fashion retailer has used warehouse execution software and automation to create a true...
The data-driven lift truck
Now that manufacturers and distributors are using the data from their automated systems to drive...