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Nominations for the 2017 class of Rising Supply Chain Stars are now closed.

Check back to meet our 2017 Winners in March of 2018.

2017 Eligibility & Requirements: 

In order for an application to be considered, the following conditions must be met:

  • Nominee must be between the ages of 18 and 30 as of December 31, 2017
  • Nominee must be actively employed in a supply chain management role at the time of nomination
  • The nomination form must be submitted in English
  • Nomination must be completed by someone other than the nominee (i.e., no self-nominations are eligible for consideration)

If awarded:

  • The nominee must be actively employed in a supply chain management role at the time of the award
  • The nominee must be able to participate in an interview conducted in English by ISM/

If selected as the Megawatt Winner:

  • The nominee must be present at ISM2018 in Nashville, Tennessee


Employees of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and; those involved in the production, development, implementation with the 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program; any agents acting for, or on behalf of the above entities; and/or the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members (whether related or not) of each such employee, are not eligible.

Nomination Period: 

Nominations open Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 12:00 a.m. EDT and close Sunday, December 3, 2017 11:59 p.m. EST.

Enter by October 13, 2017 and you’ll receive one FREE month of Just In Time eLearning from ISM and a cool mug and FREE coffee gift card from

Award Package: 

30 individuals will be selected for the 2017 class of Rising Supply Chain Stars, with one designated as a Megawatt Winner. All will receive a one-year membership to ISM, complimentary admittance to the ISM2018 annual conference in Nashville, Tennessee (up to $2,295), a Team Training Package. In addition, the Megawatt Winner and his/her nominator will win an all-expense-paid trip (up to $5,000) to ISM2018.


30 Under 30 Supply Chain Stars will receive recognition at a national level through articles appearing in leading supply chain and other industry journals, blogs, magazines and newspapers.

For Nominators: 

Supply Chain Stars are selected solely based on the information provided by the nominator within the application. When completing the sections outlined below, the nominator should be as detailed as possible offering dollar values, peer/manager testimonials, certifications, etc. to support statements of outstanding achievement, exceeding goals and creation of/contribution to new processes.

  • Nominee’s contributions and/or achievements to their company
  • Nominee’s contributions to their professional organization and/or community
  • Nominee’s personal and professional characteristics that make them extraordinary

For recommendations on completing an application, please review these tips from David Allen, nominator of 2014 Mega Watt Winner, Katy Conrad.

For all other questions, please contact