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

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

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

Distinguished Service Award Honoree engenders awe and inspiration

Since the day Johnson & Johnson’s Kathy Wengel began speaking on a panel of supply chain leaders at AWESOME’s first symposium in 2013, she has been an inspiring model of what a leader with courage and competence can do. For the many accomplishments of her 30-year career at Johnson &Johnson and her impact beyond the J&J business, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) has selected Kathy to receive the 2019 Distinguished Service Award. Continue reading

Jill Donoghue on panel for release of “State Of Logistics”

AWESOME leader Jill Donoghue, VP of Logistics for Bumble Bee Foods, was one of the featured panelists when the 2019 “State of Logistics Report” was released at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. with industry, press and government officials present. The report is now available through the CSCMP website. Continue reading

AWESOME Advisor speaks on data analytics in Warsaw, Poland

Mary Long, Managing Director of the Global Supply Chain Institute’s Supply Chain Forum at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business, and an AWESOME Advisor, was a keynote speaker at the CSCMP (Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals) European Conference in Warsaw, Poland. Continue reading

Powered by AWESOME  panel focuses on empowering women in supply chain

A panel of supply chain leaders, led by Nancy Nix, AWESOME Executive Director Emeritus, discussed how to empower women as an important aspect of Supply Chain Talent Management at an event presented recently by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) in Chicago. The day’s program also addressed themes such as tapping into alternative talent pipelines like veteran talent and cultivating the next generation of supply chain leadership. Continue reading