The future of supply chain management will be shaped by the best and brightest, those under-30 year-old professionals, who will bring new ideas and innovations to the discipline. To recognize individuals promising to be among the next generation of supply chain leaders, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) recently launched its first-ever Emerging Leader Award.
“The future of our industry lies with today’s young professionals who will be tomorrow’s leaders,” said Rick Blasgen, CSCMP president and chief executive officer, in announcing the award. “It is important that we recognize the contributions of emerging talent and the positive impact they have on our profession today and will continue to have in the future.”
The winners of the inaugural award—Keiko Arai, Florian Schick, and Amanda Tolhurst—were honored at CSCMP’s Annual Global Conference in Denver, Colorado, USA. They were chosen because of their personal career achievements and their record of accomplishment in the supply chain profession, as evidenced by awards, peer recognition, industry publications, and recommendations, according to CSCMP Young Professionals Committee Chair John Bowersox.
CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly Editor James A. Cooke asked the award winners about their careers and aspirations. Read interviews