Greater Cincinnati Supply Chain Industry Partnership

The key to effective industry partnerships is highly engaged employers who are able to develop a robust talent pipeline for regional industries. A supply chain management partnership in the Greater Cincinnati region has all of the elements for success: strong business participation, leadership, and coordination from an industry veteran, and outreach to different labor pools — high schools, community colleges, universities, and low-income unemployed adults — within the community. This case study covers the background, structure, funding, methods, and transferable lessons of Supply Chain OKI (OKI refers to Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana), which is effectively meeting the demand for supply chain-related jobs in Greater Cincinnati.