In our recent 2016 Salary Survey, we revealed that a mere 2% of the total population of material handling and logistics professionals are under the age of 30. Obviously, for the sustained health of the industry, more young people need to join the supply chain community and develop their managerial skills so they can follow in the wake of the large number of Baby Boomers who are retiring.
To that end, the Institute for Supply Management teamed up last year with ThomasNet to identify and then celebrate young professionals in the supply chain field who are making a difference in their companies and organizations. Now, continuing the tradition, the ISM and ThomasNet have identified a second group of 30 Millennials, and this slideshow is devoted to publicizing the Class of 2016’s “30 Under 30.”
Out of the 30 “rising stars,” one mega-star is picked each year, and this year that honor goes to Amy Georgi, a 30-year-old program manager, supply chain acquisitions and integrations, with Fluke Electronics, based in York, Pa. Fluke, a Danaher Company, is a manufacturer of electronic test tools, biomedical equipment and networking solutions. Among her accomplishments at Fluke, Georgi created standardized templates for procurement and supply chain activities for new acquisitions, which has helped ensure that training is consistent and policies are clearly communicated. As a result, savings and synergies occur at what the company describes as “an unprecedented pace.”
All of the other 29 supply chain leaders have accomplishments that they, and their companies, are rightly proud of as well. You can learn more about each of the stars here.