MHI Solutions - Volume 4, Issue 2 - (Page 38)

FEATURE THE POWER OF MENTORING D 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 BY FIONA SOLTES 38 MHI SolutIonS * Q2 * 2016 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 good, too."

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of MHI Solutions - Volume 4, Issue 2

CEO Update
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
MODEX 2016
2016 MHI Innovation Award to be Presented at MODEX 2016
Industry Trends
Economic Market Analysis
The Jobs, Wages, Output and Taxes of the Supply Chain
Safer Handling
Solutions Group Update
Fulfillment Update
Solutions Spotlight
Scholarship Winners: Where Are They Now?
MHI News
Index of Advertisers

MHI Solutions - Volume 4, Issue 2