NEW YORK and TEMPE, Ariz., Nov. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Supply management professionals, please take note: Is there a young “rising star” (age 30 or younger) at your company who is passionate about purchasing or supply management and is making a big impact? Thomas™ and the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) invite the industry to recognize these high achievers, and today issued a reminder that the nomination deadline for the fourth annual “30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program” is fast approaching. All nominations must be submitted by Sunday, December 3, 2017.
Launched in 2014, the international “30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program” recognizes 30 individuals annually who are 30 years of age or younger, who have demonstrated leadership, innovation, collaboration, and other outstanding attributes, and who have made contributions to their companies, associations and the industry at large. The “30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program” positions supply management and procurement as viable and exciting career choices for early career professionals.
What makes a rising star? One example is Amy Georgi, 30, Program Manager, Supply Chain Acquisition and Integrations with Fluke Electronics, a Danaher Company, York, Pennsylvania, recognized as the 2015 “30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Megawatt Winner”. She produced meaningful results by taking over a project where the sole source supplier lead time was 12-14 weeks. Within six months, she had compressed that time down to three–four weeks and reduced excess on-hand inventory by over $1 million. Ms. Georgi also actively gives back to the profession by passing her knowledge on to others – from hosting multiple kaizen (continuous improvement) events and creating followership among her peers and superiors, to mentoring girls between the ages of 12-18 years old, working with them on setting goals, building life skills, and the importance of fiscal self-reliance.
By celebrating emerging leaders like Amy Georgi, Thomas™ and (ISM®) hope to create even greater awareness and interest in supply management careers. “Supply management professionals have a direct impact on companies’ financial performance, and our industry must continue attracting the ‘best and brightest’ to maximize our contribution. We encourage supply management professionals around the globe to submit a nomination and shine a light on a rising star,” said Tom Derry, Chief Executive Officer of ISM®.
“Managing your supply-chain is managing your business today. We encourage all supply chain professionals to nominate someone within their own company ranks, as a 30 Under