By Dennis Bouley
The Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) and Thomas 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program recently announced its achievement award winners. The winners are being recognized for accomplishments ranging from the generation of more than 10 million dollars in savings, to updating technology across 8,900 stores, to explaining results from a 27-country region to top management and increasing forecast accuracy with new digital tools.
According to Tom Derry, CEO of ISM, ““The accomplishments and talents of this group are nothing short of remarkable. They stand out for their international sensibility, cross-border innovations, digital problem-solving ability, and commitment to driving enterprise-wide value. These next-generation leaders are providing their organizations with a powerful competitive advantage on the worldwide stage.”
Now in its fourth year, the ISM/Thomas program honors individuals who are 30 or younger and demonstrate leadership, innovation, collaboration and other outstanding attributes--at work and through their professional associations. Intended to help bridge the talent gap in procurement and supply management, the program provides role models to millennials seeking out exciting new career opportunities.
“The latest 30 Under 30 winners exemplify the new generation of supply chain leadership,” said Tony Uphoff, President and CEO of Thomas. “They demonstrate daily what is possible to achieve in a profession that is riding the wave of innovation and creativity."
Working in the U.S. as well as Spain, Switzerland and Singapore, the honorees are drawn from the manufacturing industry (with the highest concentration of winners), as well as the military/government, aerospace and defense, business services, healthcare, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and utilities.
Megawatt award winner Charlotte de Brabandt, a category associate with Johnson & Johnson, speaks five languages and has traveled to more than 60 countries. At Johnson & Johnson, she created a market engagement program (MEP) for global energy procurement for 920 sites across three continents and achieved final savings equivalent to one year in a three-year contract.
To view the list of winners and to learn more about the 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program, click here.
About Institute for Supply Management®
Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that serves supply management professionals in more than 100 countries. Its 50,000 members manage about $1 trillion in corporate supply chain procurement annually. Founded in 1915 as the first supply management institute, ISM® drives value and competitive advantage for its members, contributing to a prosperous and sustainable world. ISM® leads the profession through the ISM Report on Business®, its highly regarded certification and training programs, events, corporate services and the ISM Mastery Model®. For more information, please visit: www.instituteforsupplymanagement.org.
Thomas provides actionable information, data, analysis and tools that align with and support today’s industrial buying process. Its solutions include the Thomas Network at Thomasnet.com®, industry’s largest and most active buyer/supplier network. Through Thomas Marketing, the company provides full-service industrial marketing programs and website development. Thomas Product Data Solutions helps manufacturers connect with design engineers through advanced CAD/BIM and data syndication services. Thomas Insights delivers original content to help marketers and supply chain professionals inform their decision-making, through leading titles including Inbound Logistics®, Industrial Equipment News® (IEN®), Thomas Industry Update, and the Thomas Index™.
Dennis Bouley is Editorial Director of MyPurchasingCenter.com and special advisor to MediaSolve Group, a strategic B2B marketing services firm focused on helping companies and institutions leverage the web and social media to achieve business goals. He spent 18 years at Schneider Electric as Managing Editor of Global Publications, and was responsible for cross-division management of the corporation’s white paper and customer success story processes. Prior to that, he spent 10 years working for IBM managing both small and large accounts. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Rhode Island and holds a Certificat Annuel from the Sorbonne in Paris, France.
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