In a June 2016 news release, APICS (the premier professional association for supply chain management) announced their commitment to raising awareness of supply chain career paths for the next generation. The news release states “manufacturing has become a less popular career path in recent years, particularly for women. In fact, women make up about 47 percent of the United States workforce, but only 27 percent of the manufacturing workforce”. To increase awareness and create ambassadors for manufacturing careers for women, APICS and the Manufacturing Institute have released LEAD: Becoming an Impactful Voice to the Next Generation of Talent. According to the release, this toolkit outlines ways for women, who are currently in manufacturing, to become ambassadors for their industry. It also explains ways for companies to get involved and increase awareness around supply chain careers. This information can be found at www.themanufacturinginstitute.org.
Side Note: NWIRC will offer a Basics of Supply Chain Management Course in Erie beginning October 25th (3 days). The course will be taught by Scott Holter, a Certification Program Instructor with the APICS – Cleveland Chapter.