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Syracuse University Presents Salzburg Medallion to Two AWESOME Leaders

In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management’s H.H. Franklin Center for Supply Chain Management at the University of Syracuse, the 2019 Salzburg Medallion for lifetime achievement will be presented to AWESOME founder Ann Drake. The Medallion for supply chain excellence will be presented to Johnson & Johnson and accepted by Kathy Wengel, J&J’s EVP and Chief Global Supply Chain Officer and an AWESOME Advisor. Continue reading

Millennials are Changing the Meaning of “Flexibility” at Work

In any discussion on talent – such as the discussion by panelists in the CSCMP mega session powered by AWESOME – the word “flexibility” comes up as something employees expect in their jobs. An article in the New York Times explores the idea that millennials may be the main ones changing the perspective on flexible work routines, but not the only ones. The analysis uses observations from experts and surveys from credible sources to prove the point. Continue reading

AWESOME announces new director of member engagement

Kirsten Castillo has joined the AWESOME leadership team as Director of Member Engagement. She brings experience as CEO of her family-owned transportation and logistics services company – Logistics Planning Services (LPS) — and as COO of GlobalTranz. She also has been actively involved in the advancement of women, including founding “Ladies of Logistics” at LPS, an initiative that was adopted at GlobalTranz. Continue reading

Kathy Wengel receives DSA Award at CSCMP EDGE

Kathy Wengel, EVP and Chief Supply Chain Officer, Johnson & Johnson, and an AWESOME Advisor, became the third woman in more than 50 years to receive the Distinguished Service Award from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). The award was presented at the Opening General Session of CSCMP EDGE on September 16 in Anaheim, California. Continue reading

KPMG study explores how executive women adapt their leadership styles

A recent report released by KPMG focuses on how high-performing executive women feel about adapting their leadership style to navigate complex business environments. Of those interviewed, 66 percent say they must change their leadership styles more than their male counterparts as they rise to higher levels within an organization. Continue reading

Leaders honored for professional and personal accomplishments

At the recent North American Supply Chain Executive Summit, one of the top awards presented was the Supply Chain Recognition Award. Ann Drake, AWESOME founder and Chairman of the Advisory Board of DSC Logistics, received the award, and Barb Schwarzentraub, Director in Global Information Services at Caterpillar, Inc., and an AWESOME Advisor, was a finalist. The third finalist was Jana Gessner, VP of Environmental, Health and Safety at Pepsico. All three were chosen because they serve as “examples and inspirational leaders.” Continue reading

ALAN website offers current information on logistics needs and more

The website of the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) is an up-to-date resource for many kinds of information flowing through and around a disaster such as Hurricane Dorian. One of the main services is to match needs to donated logistics services, space and equipment, but there is more. Continue reading

Francesca DeBiase is selected as a global corporate responsibility influence leader

Francesca DeBiase, Chief Supply Chain and Sustainability Officer for McDonald’s, has been named to the 2019 Top 100 Corporate Social Responsibility Influence Leaders List published by Assent Compliance. Francesca received the AWESOME Legendary Leadership (ALL) Award in 2017 and spoke at the Symposium that year about her dual role leading McDonald’s global supply chain and sustainability initiatives. Continue reading