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avid King, owner of Warehouse Design, has been laboring alongside Charles H.W.
Edwards, director of the North Carolina Center for Global Logistics, for several
years in an attempt to increase awareness and build the future workforce of the
supply chain and logistics industry. Little did he know he soon would find one of
the next generation's greatest advocates in his own 20-year-old son.
"Three years ago, my son, Clint, had no
interest in the field whatsoever," King said.
"He and his best friend got involved mainly
with install work at first, just to make some
extra money." With King's encouragement
and personal mentoring, it didn't take long
for either of the young men to start to see the
possibilities. They've expanded their skills to
performing autoCAD, the computer-aided
drafting software program, among other
duties. Clint King has even been exploring
ties to the racing industry for promotion.
David King, encouraged by their enthusiasm, has hired two other young professionals since. The oldest of the four, who came
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to the company from a completely different
field, is now 35. "He had zero knowledge of
the industry, but he did have good customer
sales skills," King said. Through mentoring,
he not only has expanded those skills, but also
grasped others quickly.
"They've all just become so knowledgeable," King said. "We've got to reach this
younger generation to fill jobs in our industry,
and it's the testimonies of those in Generation
X or Generation Y that are going to help it
happen. They've got to be able to tell their
peers that it can be an exciting career, and
that the pay of a supply chain job is pretty
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of MHI Solutions - Volume 4, Issue 2
Emerging Technologies Produce Business Benefits and Talent Challenges
Developing a Talent Management Strategy
Collaborating with Education
Love your Supply Chain Career?
The Power of Mentoring
Eleven Ways to Diversify the Supply Chain: Insights from the Field
How Do You Build A Successful Career in Supply Chain?
Donated Equipment Gives High School, Community College Students Hands-On Experience
Industry Focus: Retail
2016 MHI Innovation Award to be Presented at MODEX 2016
Economic Market Analysis
The Jobs, Wages, Output and Taxes of the Supply Chain
Solutions Group Update
Scholarship Winners: Where Are They Now?
Index of Advertisers
MHI Solutions - Volume 4, Issue 2