APICS addresses talent shortage through expanded supply chain stem program

K-12 program teaches supply chain concepts with interactive games, provides resources for teachers and parents

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In an effort to further promote the advantages of a career in supply chain management, APICs has boldly announced the launch of a new expanded Supply Chain STEM Educational Outreach Program aimed at K-12 students.

According to APICS, the first effort will be introduce these young people to the concept of supply chain by using simple examples before delving into the full complexity of the industry.

APICS CEO told SCMR in an interview that one example of this will be “The Lemonade Activity (K-5)” designed to introduce students to four key areas of supply chain – source, make, deliver, and reuse/recycle – through an interactive and fun lemonade stand game.

“With something as basic as this exercise, we’ll be just starting to demonstrate the importance of supply chain management, and highlight promising career paths within the industry,” he says.

This latest investment will extend the reach of the program to more than 100,000 students by 2020, advancing APICS’s mission to combat the global shortage of supply chain talent. Similar efforts will be made with these programs:

  • The Paper Airplane Activity (middle school) combines STEM and supply chain concepts such as prototype design and mass production with realistic industry manufacturing experiences by having students design, engineer and test paper airplanes.
  • The Cell Phone Game (high school) teaches supply and demand strategies, and explores the relationship between modes of transportation, cost, and lead time as students take on various supply chain roles within their team.
  • The LEGO Booth Activity (middle & high school) engages students one-on-one at science or career fairs as they design, test-drive, and assess the performance of a LEGO car. 

, APICS director of academic outreach and founder of the Supply Chain STEM Educational Outreach Program, and a small team from Intel partnered with supply chain professionals from MIT, Michigan State University, and Arizona State University to develop and pilot interactive STEM activities for over 600 students in the Phoenix area. Six years ago.

With continuous increase in demand and the help of volunteers, Dalsin and her partners grew the program internationally, reaching 15,000 students in five years. APICS recognized that Dalsin’s work aligned directly with its efforts to support and develop student talent, and brought her on board in 2016 to lead the initiative, forming the Supply Chain STEM Educational Outreach Program.  

“Sixty million baby boomers will leave the workforce by 2025, while only forty million millennials will enter it in their place,” says Eshkenazi. “It is vital for us to get the word out at the earliest stages of educational development.”

Eshkenazi also had praise for organizations that are promoting diversity in the industry…particularly women.

“Supply chain management and logistics careers offer graduating college candidates with a ‘fast track’ toward advancement,” he says. “This is true in almost every case barring engineering, perhaps. We want young business majors to consider our industry before moving on directly to other sectors that do not offer the same opportunities for growth and compensation.”


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Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor
Patrick Burnson is executive editor for Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review magazines and web sites. Patrick is a widely-published writer and editor who has spent most of his career covering international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He lives and works in San Francisco, providing readers with a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts. You can reach him directly at [ protected]

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