The finale panel at e4T’s 3PL and Chief Supply Chain officer Summit in Chicago this week, wrapped up with an all-star lineup of panelists including Ann Drake, CEO of DSC Logistics, Sougata Dasgupta of Bloomberg, Maike Sievers of BLG Logistics, Charles Blevin of Dart Container (which acquired Solo Cup in 2012) and Michelle Halkerston, CEO of Hasset Express.
From Showcase of Initiatives to Conversation on Priorities
Moderator Michele Carroll of Carrollco Marketing Services facilitated each speaker’s sharing of an initiative or area of focus that drove their participation on a Next Gen Talent panel – which ranged from Ann Drake’s industry re-shaping initiative, founding AWESOME (a forum to support, promote and serve as a resource for great women in leadership) to Bloomberg’s highly structured means of developing Next Gen talent for its continuous innovation and BLG Logistics’ leading-edge apprenticeship and certifications program with area High Schools in Alabama.
Yes diversity DOES bring value and yes, it takes focused effort to build. Bottomline, we’re early on a curve of authentic focus and development of people as the asset we’ve called them for decades. And the companies already making progress have built in competitive advantage to their business! PowerPoint attached.