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New Study: Making Supply Chain Careers More Attractive to Women

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According to a recent study jointly conducted by The Manufacturing Institute, APICS and Delloite, nearly 70 percent of women indicated they would stay in manufacturing if they were to start their career today, and nearly 90 percent indicated they are engaged with individuals to raise the visibility of the industry. “This study is an important step in understanding how we as an industry can make supply chain careers more attractive to women,” said Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE, APICS chief executive officer. 

New Study on Women in Manufacturing Reveals Impact on Supply Chains

The Manufacturing Institute, Deloitte and APICS recently released a study, “Women in Manufacturing: Stepping up to make an impact that matters.”

The joint study is the result of more than 600 survey responses from women professionals in the manufacturing industry, along with nearly 20 manufacturing executive interviews. The insights point to how companies can effectively recruit, retain and advance talented women in manufacturing, and illustrates ways that women in manufacturing are making an impact in the industry through programs like STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead.

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