Millennials Eager to be Part of Supply Chain Workforce
October 19, 2017,
SAN ANTONIO—Millennials are committed to working in supply chain management and being in this industry is a sought-after career option for those in the 20s and 30s, according to the research report “Millennials in the Supply Chain” published by APICS, the professional association of supply chain management.
According to a survey conducted earlier this year involving 676 respondents ages 22 to 37, millennials are focused, engaged, enthused and committed to working in the supply chain and see the industry as providing sought-after, dynamic and rewarding long-term career choices.
“The results of the report are eye-opening, especially when compared to the more senior supply chain professionals in leadership positions who were part of a previous study in 2016,” said Abe Eshkenazi, APICS CEO. “We see that more millennials started their career in supply chain, are moving around less, are highly satisfied with their jobs and see more opportunities for advancement in the field.”
One issue yet to be resolved is the pay gap. While men and women start at roughly the same salary, the wage disparity grows as they move up the career ladder. This disparity was the chief complaint among millennials surveyed.
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