Supply Chain’s Rising Stars

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“Supply chain is an untouched territory of future developments,” says Charlotte de Brabandt, megawatt winner, Rising Supply Chain Stars program.

Saving more than $10 million, updating technology across 8,900 stores, explaining results from a 27-country region to top management, and increasing forecast accuracy with new digital tools are just some achievements of the latest winners of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and Thomas 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars recognition program.

Now in its fourth year, the ISM/Thomas program, intended to help bridge the talent gap in procurement and supply management, honors individuals who are 30 or younger and demonstrate leadership, innovation, collaboration, and other outstanding attributes—at work and through their professional associations.

Working in the United States, as well as Spain, Switzerland, and Singapore, the honorees are making their mark on the manufacturing industry (with the highest concentration of winners), as well as the military/government, aerospace and defense, business services, healthcare, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, and utilities.

For example, megawatt winner Charlotte de Brabandt, a category associate with Johnson & Johnson, speaks five languages and has traveled to more than 60 countries. At Johnson & Johnson, she created a market engagement program for global energy procurement for 920 sites across three continents, and achieved final savings equivalent to one year in a three-year contract.

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