Nearly 96% of young professionals expressed excitement about their supply chain careers, according to a study presented by Penske Logistics, Korn Ferry and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).
"For young professionals looking to shape the trajectory of their careers, the transportation and supply chain sector is an incredibly opportunistic and viable industry to work in," says Karyn Troxell, VP of human resources for Penske Logistics. "Cultivating the future of supply chain talent has never been more exciting."
- The study showcases the diverse motivations of these young professionals and the real impact they bring to the industry.
- Over half, precisely 58%, of young professionals in the supply chain field are attracted by the diverse range of opportunities available, highlighting the sector's attractiveness.
- 57% recognized the tangible impact supply chain roles have on business outcomes, emphasizing the significance of their contributions.
- More than half (53%) have gained firsthand supply chain exposure through internships or education, contributing to an increased awareness of the field.
- The percentage of those "strongly agreeing" that supply chain is an excellent career choice has declined by over 10% since 2016. This shift likely reflects the heightened competition in the field and underscores the importance of compensation, advancement opportunities, and work flexibility in retaining talent.