As companies struggle to find qualified candidates to fill supply chain jobs up and down the corporate ladder, many are looking to an untapped resource: women. One model for attracting talented young women to the field that the industry might consider copying is Girls Who Code. The founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, Reshma Saujani, told the story of the organization's formation and described the effect the group has had on the 90,000 girls who have participated, during a keynote session at ProMat.
Last December, The Conference Board released a report detailing why blue-collar workers are now scarcer than white-collar workers. Gad Levanon, lead report author and The Conference Board’s chief economist for North America, said that the report confirms what those in the supply chain have already been experiencing: workforce shortages in transportation, production and manufacturing. So how can companies cope?