Young people entering the logistics and supply chain profession often take a more technology-focused approach to the business than their managers do. They also have their own way of looking at jobs and careers, and their own way of expressing themselves.
Our new blog, "Joe Tillman on The New Generation," speaks to young logistics and supply chain professionals in their own voice. Tillman writes in a colloquial style about issues that concern them. Examples of recent blog posts include "I Like to Move It Move It" (about getting involved in industry associations and professional groups) and "RU CAAC DITR w/a *$ Frapp?" (about the importance of clear communication—"translation" below). Links to interesting, relevant sources and examples keep things lively.
Tillman, a senior researcher with the consulting firm Supply Chain Visions, holds a CTL certification from the American Society of Transportation & Logistics and is SCOR-Professional certified by the Supply Chain Council. He's also active in the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and the Warehousing Education and Research Council. Prior to joining Supply Chain Visions, he worked with undergraduates at Georgia Southern University's Southern Center for Logistics.
Have a question, comment, or idea for discussion? Tillman invites feedback from young professionals. On the last Wednesday of each month, he'll answer questions from the blog's audience. Anyone whose question is featured in the blog will receive a free copy of a book mentioned in that month's posts.
And here's that "translation" we promised: "Are you cool as a cucumber dancing in the rain with a Starbucks Frappuccino?"