According to the recent labor surveys, there are 13,000 unfilled supply chain positions nationwide. And, in order to fill those supply chain positions, young professionals with knowledge and skills necessary to manage the supply chains of the future are needed.
Developed curriculums in schools and universities that focus on hard and soft skills are doing their part in enabling young people for the job. But, companies can do their part as well, by transferring the skill set that is cultivated over the years to the next generation of logistics practitioners.
Internships and mentorships as an introduction to the logistics
Paid or unpaid opportunities can enable students to gain the needed experience and learn from you and your company. Also, input from the business community is being asked for by many schools and universities. Your company can get involved, so speak up and be a guide to the ever-growing supply chain industry.
Aside from providing mentorships or being a speaker in universities, you can provide the needed set of knowledge and skills through mentorship programs. Your company can participate in industry organizations that offer opportunities to mentor young supply chain talents.
Columns, podcasts and Internet promotion as a way to gain experience
Sharing your unique perspectives with thousands of readers through or a guest column where you can submit your opinion is a good way to impact a wider community of young people. Also, podcast offers a modern and popular forum to speak directly to younger professionals.
A lot of valuable knowledge-transfer channels are required if professionals are willing to teach a new generation of logistics practicians. One of them is LinkedIn which promotes robust business logistics discussions and comments. By using all those channels of knowledge distribution, your company can gain a valuable asset in a future generation of logistics professionals.