2020 AWESOME Symposium Sponsors

(In addition to the sponsors whose profiles follow, we are pleased to announce our newest sponsors: Ascend Performance Materials, DSC Logistics, Armada and Arrive Logistics.
Watch for their profiles soon.)

Host Partner

McDonald’s is the world’s leading global foodservice retailer with over 38,000 locations in over 100 countries. Together with employees, franchisees and suppliers, McDonald’s is committed to using its Scale for Good to make changes customers want and that will have a meaningful impact on the environment. Within the company, that means providing an inclusive work atmosphere, development training and support. Through initiatives such as the McDonald’s Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN), the company has created a culture where women have countless opportunities to succeed and grow.


At Johnson & Johnson, we believe good health is the foundation of vibrant lives, thriving communities and forward progress. That’s why for more than 130 years, we have aimed to keep people well at every age and every stage of life. Today, as the world’s largest and most broadly-based health care company, we are committed to using our reach and size for good. We strive to improve access and affordability, create healthier communities, and put a healthy mind, body and environment within reach of everyone, everywhere. We are blending our heart, science and ingenuity to profoundly change the trajectory of health for humanity.

NIKE, Inc., based near Beaverton, Ore., is the world’s leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Wholly-owned NIKE, Inc. subsidiary brands include Converse, which designs, markets and distributes athletic lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories; and Hurley, which designs, markets and distributes surf and youth lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories.

Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting high-quality arabica coffee. Today, with more than 31,000 stores around the globe, Starbucks is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. Through our unwavering commitment to excellence and our guiding principles, we bring the unique Starbucks Experience to life for every customer through every cup. To share in the experience, please visit us in our stores or online at stories.starbucks.com and www.Starbucks.com.


Amazon’s mission is to be Earth’s most customer-centric company and we continue to invest in new technologies to help power faster delivery times, greater selection, and lower costs for our customers. Across the globe, Amazon has more than 175 operating fulfillment centers and more than 150 million square feet of space where associates pick, pack, and ship millions of Amazon.com customer orders per year. Our world-class delivery network provides fast, free shipment to our customers and empowers individuals and small businesses through programs like Amazon Flex and our network of Delivery Service Partners.

ALL Award Supporter

Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, Intel is the world’s leading technology company, powering the cloud and billions of smart, connected computing devices. Together, these connected devices are generating millions of terabytes of data every day. Recent breakthroughs in computer and data science now give us the ability to analyze and derive immense value from that data. At Intel, we provide the technological foundation of this new world of data, enabling important emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, and 5G networks. Intel is expanding the boundaries of technology to make the most amazing experiences possible.


Bayer Crop Science is a global enterprise with a more than 150-year history and core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. With our innovative products, we are contributing to finding solutions to some of the major challenges of our time. We are committed to operating sustainably and addressing our social and ethical responsibilities, as well as improving people’s lives. All of this makes up our purpose: Science for a better life.

At Clarkston Consulting, our people solve problems for the world’s leading consumer products and life sciences companies. For almost 30 years, Clarkston Consulting has provided management, operations, and implementation consulting services. Clarkston has been recognized by Gartner for excellence in supply chain strategy, operations, and technology consulting. In addition to our supply chain consulting practice, Clarkston Consulting offers value-driven expertise in business strategy, new product commercialization, enterprise technology, logistics and quality. Our 97% client satisfaction rating is more than a metric, it’s who we are.

Hassett Express, LLC is a leader in time-definite and expedited transportation and logistics solutions. As a privately held Chicago-based WBE (Women Business Enterprise), Hassett’s success of more than 35 years is based on commitment to our employees, our customers and our community. We focus on our core strengths of industry experience, safe and reliable transportation and a high level of customer service, while at the same time supporting the changing needs of our customers through the implementation of new technologies and processes. Hassett has offices throughout the country combined with a network of over 250 agents on a global basis. We are a certified SmartWay Transport Partner in both logistics and as a carrier.

XPO Logistics, Inc. is a top ten global logistics provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world. The company operates as a highly integrated network of people, technology and physical assets in 30 countries, with 1,537 locations and more than 100,000 employees. XPO uses its network to help more than 50,000 customers manage their goods more efficiently throughout their supply chains. The company has two reporting segments, transportation and logistics, and within these segments its business is well diversified by geographies, verticals and types of service. XPO’s corporate headquarters is in Greenwich, Conn., USA, and its European headquarters is in Lyon, France.

Team Builder

C.H. Robinson solves logistics problems for companies across the globe and across industries, from the simple to the most complex. With over $20 billion in freight under management and 18 million shipments annually, we are the world’s largest logistics platform. Our global suite of services accelerates trade to seamlessly deliver the products and goods that drive the world’s economy. With the combination of our multimodal transportation management system and expertise, we use our information advantage to deliver smarter solutions for our more than 124,000 customers and 76,000 contract carriers. Our technology is built by and for supply chain experts to bring faster, more meaningful improvements to our customers’ businesses. As a responsible global citizen, we are also proud to contribute millions of dollars to support causes that matter to our company, our Foundation and our employees.

Honeywell is a Fortune 100 technology company that delivers industry specific solutions that include aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings and industry; and performance materials globally. Our technologies help everything from aircraft, buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains, and workers become more connected to make our world smarter, safer, and more sustainable.


The Adecco Group Foundation US is a thought leader in the conversation about making the future work for everyone. Our focus is on upskilling/reskilling programs and supporting organizations and initiatives that inspire, develop, and celebrate the next generation of women leaders. We proudly support and share AWESOME’s vision to cultivate and illuminate the accomplishments of outstanding women. Together, we can make a profound impact.

Chobani’s mission has always been to provide better food to more people. As the No. 1-selling Greek Yogurt brand in America and the second largest overall yogurt manufacturer, we believe every food maker has a responsibility to provide people with better options, which is why we’re so proud of the way our food is made. At Chobani, we know that the most important thing we make is a difference. That difference is made by investing in the future of food through our Chobani® Incubator, operating sustainably and donating a portion of our profits to help those in need. It’s made by family-first employment benefits and by being active in the communities we call home.

Morton Salt is an American way of life. Since 1848, Morton Salt has been improving lives and enhancing every day moments – at home, at work and virtually everywhere in between. Still today, the company is widely recognized for its Morton Salt Girl brand icon and famous When It Rains It Pours® slogan. And Morton Salt consumer products remain staples in the hearts and homes of millions of Americans. The company is also hard at work for businesses, serving a wide range of industries including food and pharma. That’s because Morton Salt is a company with vision, drive and a big heart. Based in Chicago, Morton Salt and its subsidiaries employ more than 3,000 team members in the U.S., Canada and the Bahamas.


Ajilon specializes in executive search and mid-level placements within the supply chain and logistics industry. Ajilon is part of The Adecco Group, the world’s largest workforce solutions company. With international reach and a local presence in 60 North American markets, Ajilon helps organizations achieve a sustainable, competitive workforce and connects top talent with best-fit jobs.

ALOM is a global supply chain management services and solutions provider serving as a partner to its Fortune 100 customers in the technology, automotive, government, medical, telecommunications, and utility/energy sectors. Headquartered in Fremont, CA, its expert team of strategists, technology engineers, and supply chain specialists operate globally from 19 locations. ALOM supply chain service offerings include procurement, ecommerce, inventory, assembly, digital media duplication, print management, fulfillment, IT and visibility tools, logistics management, and operations. ALOM is proud to deliver its customers’ products and services impeccably, enrich the end-user experience, and uphold their brand reputations.

Bimbo QSR, headquartered in Chicago, IL holds a deep history as a pioneer of high-speed, customized baking around the globe. Since humble beginnings in 1955, the company is committed to supplying the highest quality bakery products to the world’s top Foodservice brands. Bimbo believes in creating and maintaining the best customer experience on every level. This approach allows Bimbo to be a global industry leader in delivering superior Quality, Service and Innovation in a sustainable way. Bimbo is proud to be a part of the largest baking company in the world – Grupo Bimbo.

MGM Resorts International is a global entertainment company with national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels and casinos, state-of-the-art meetings and conference spaces, incredible live and theatrical entertainment experiences, and an extensive array of restaurant, nightlife and retail offerings. MGM Resorts creates immersive, iconic experiences through its suite of Las Vegas-inspired brands. The MGM Resorts portfolio encompasses 30 unique hotel and destination gaming offerings including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry.

Optricity creates and supports warehousing analysis, optimization and performance improvement software. To develop sustainable solutions, including its highly acclaimed warehouse slotting application, OptiSlot DC™ software, Optricity utilizes a blend of warehousing domain expertise, advanced mathematics and software engineering skills. The Platform of planning solutions includes slotting, profiling, integration, simulation, @Ease Warehousing Technologies™ and the Moves Conductor™ for warehousing operations.

Transplace is the leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology, helping manufacturers, retailers and distributors optimize supply chain operations and increase financial performance. Offering a complete suite of transportation management, strategic capacity, and cross-border & global trade services, Transplace’s customizable logistics solutions and best-in-class technology gives businesses greater control of their transportation operations and enhanced visibility of shipments and overall supply chain performance. With deep expertise in key vertical markets, including consumer packaged goods, manufacturing, retail and chemicals, Transplace works to strategically design and manage customer networks in the most efficient, cost-effective manner. As North America’s largest transportation management provider, Transplace leverages its entire network to solve large-scale, complex supply chain problems for its customers. From small-to-medium businesses to global brands, Transplace delivers the optimal blend of actionable business intelligence and operational excellence you need to manage your supply chain with certainty.

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