|VETS to WERC|
It’s a mantra that has been embraced by every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Logistics is critical to military operations: When a unit deploys, it packs up the equivalent of a small city and moves it to another part of the world. In fact, the success of the operation often depends on the effectiveness of its supply chain. Simply by virtue of their military service, veterans are steeped in material handling, management, distribution and transportation experience.
Further, veterans bring a host of professional skills and attributes to their civilian careers. They know how to build and work within teams, lead others effectively to solve problems, are capable of strategic planning, communicate effectively, adapt to challenges, and apply initiative to tackle different and variable job tasks.
All these factors make veterans a perfect fit for job openings in the warehousing, logistics and supply chain field.
The VETS to WERC program debuted at WERC’s 39th Annual Conference for Logistics Professionals in spring 2016. Hear what those involved had to say about the program.
MY STORY: "I joined WERC to continue to stay abreast of the progress being made in the Logistics industry. Over the years, I have worked for several companies through which I have been acquainted with WERC and attended a couple of the Annual Conferences."
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Ready to learn more? The VETS to WERC program offers a variety of resources to help both employers and veterans leverage both the soft skills and logistics expertise of former service persons bring to supply chain careers.