More Female Executives to Appear in Supply Chain industry
The supply chain and logistics management industries are noting some positive trends in positions held by females, many in managerial and executive posts. In the recent article, “More Supply Chain Management Jobs for Women in Forecast,” Logistics Management Executive Editor Patrick Brunson discovers upper echelon positions are increasingly being offered to women and competitive salaries expect to be on the rise. “Overall, we expect to see salaries increase by 2.9% in 2017, up from the projected 2% for 2016,” says Tisha Danehl vice president of Ajilon Professional Staffing in Chicago, who was interviewed for the article. “With the industry poised for growth, there will be many opportunities for those looking for a career within the supply chain and logistics industry.” She also says the industry has made efforts to close the gap and bring more women into leadership roles.
In fact, one particular organization exists solely for advancing opportunities for women in the supply chain industry. AWESOME (Achieving Women’s Excellence in Supply Chain Operations, Management & Education) is the supply chain’s most active and prominent organization focused on advancing women’s supply chain leadership.
The supply chain industry is also experiencing some other trends that have widened the talent pool from which executives look to hire, including advancements in digital technology and an increased focus on supply chain risk and globalization. Danehl says big data is a driving force, so many companies today are looking for more specialists in mathematical and data-driven backgrounds to provide critical evaluations and analytics, keys to efficient and productive management.
These significant trends offer lucrative opportunities for women who want to pursue a career in logistics and supply chain management.