Tell somebody you work in the supply chain, and the reaction will probably be something along the lines of "What's that?" Although the sector employs more than 11 million people and is touted as the new path to the C-suite, the profession suffers from a serious awareness problem, according to the industry group MHI.
In a bid to change that, MHI has relaunched an awareness campaign designed to promote manufacturing and supply chain as an innovative and rewarding career choice and to change the perception of jobs in the industry. The goal of the #iWorkInTheSupplyChain campaign is to connect, engage, and inspire next-generation workers to pursue manufacturing and supply chain careers.
MHI is inviting all who work in manufacturing and the supply chain as well as students preparing for a supply chain-related career to join the campaign and share why they're proud of what they do or will do in their career. The group has created an interactive blog at iWorkInTheSupplyChain.com, where professionals can join the conversation, tell their unique stories, upload videos, and connect with other manufacturing and supply chain professionals.
Supply chain professionals who share their story at iWorkInTheSupplyChain.com are automatically entered to become the 2017 MHI Face of the Supply Chain. The award will honor a supply chain professional or student whose personal story demonstrates the hard work, creative thinking, and commitment to innovation it takes to succeed in this industry. The winner will be announced at the ProMat conference and trade show, scheduled for April 3-6 in Chicago. Visit iWorkInTheSupplyChain.com to learn more and submit an entry.