- MBA students from around the country are participating in the new Target Arrows Camp, a new initiative intended to help develop future supply chain and logistics talent, according to a company newsletter.
- Held in Scottsdale, AZ, the fourteen students gain applicable supply chain skills through networking, competition, and mentorship with experts and other leaders in the field.
- Through the camp and other endeavors, the project seeks to create a talent pool from which it can draw new ideas and innovative solutions for managing the supply chain of the future.
As the nationwide employee shortage continues, companies are sowing seeds of innovation among future logistics staff.
From Toyota's recent investment in a supply chain program at the University of Evansville to the establishment of a similar program by J.B. Hunt at the University of Arkansas, companies in need of fresh perspectives in logistics are funding — and training — the next generation of thinkers. Even a high school in California is taking action by training vocational students at a mock warehouse where they can gain experience in running machinery.
Establishing educational programs in supply chain and logistics training that provide both students and corporations with access to mentoring and future careers is a win-win for both sides.
The companies providing funding gain easy access to a familiar talent pool while the students gain employment opportunities with those businesses for which they may have already served an internship. Rather than run nationwide searches or job hunts, companies can easily locate what and who they need, while students and graduates gain early job certainty and security.
It's an exercise in resilience: funding programs that create the staff needed for future innovation.