Taking the Doom Out of the Supply Chain Talent Gap

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HaileyMcK   10/2/2014 3:59:49 PM

I see many new supply chain programs coming out at the University level, and that gives me hope of minting new supply chainpros. I find myself wondering, though, about what the best way to get poteential students to consider supply chain as a field. It's often ignorance. I supsect the best path forward will be the willingness of supply chain organizations to offer younger folks hands on internships and such so that they will be encouragedt o adopt the field.

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Training and Re-Training seems to be Key Here
tech4people   9/30/2014 5:44:17 PM


This is a very Good and Pertinent Piece that points out how the Coming Demographic Change(especially retirement of Boomers) changes things in the Supply Chain Industry.

But I have also been reading that because of the Recession,The Boomers are increasingly delaying retirements which ensures that many College Grads are under-employed today.

Will this trend alleviate the issue you are pointing to here??

Just wondering.


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