AWESOME welcomes companies who are first to step up as 2020 Sponsors

With the 2020 AWESOME Symposium eight months away and registration set to open in early December, the first six companies have stepped up to join Host Partner McDonald’s as sponsors. Sponsorships are available in nine categories in addition to the exclusive Host Sponsor role. Continue reading

Syracuse University presents awards as part of anniversary celebration

At Syracuse University recently, two AWESOME leaders were presented with prestigious Salzberg Medallions, and an AWESOME Scholar was recognized as the University’s outstanding supply chain management undergraduate. The presentations coincided with the celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management’s H.H. Franklin Center for Supply Chain Management, considered the nation’s first supply chain management program. Continue reading

Fortune’s  “Most Powerful Women” includes leaders with AWESOME Connection

Roz Brewer, COO of Starbucks, and Beth Ford, CEO of Land O’Lakes have earned spots on Fortune’s 2019 list of Most Powerful Women. Roz Brewer took part in an Up-Close Conversation at the 2019 Symposium, and Beth Ford is a 2015 recipient of the AWESOME Legendary Leadership (ALL) Award. Continue reading

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

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

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

Maria Nieradka joins Board of Cloudleaf

Drawing from more than three decades of experience in biotech, pharmaceutical and consumer health industries, AWESOME Advisor Maria Nieradka has been named to the board of Cloudleaf. Before founding her own consulting firm, Three Lions Consulting, LLC, Maria held senior executive positions at Biogen, Merck, Johnson & Johnson, and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Continue reading

Supply chain leaders open the curtain on customer experience

At the 2019 AWESOME Symposium, one panel featured a retail organization that sells high-end fashion, a health care and medical device company that touches people at every stage of life, a company that built their brand on being a warm and inviting environment, and a company that epitomizes the trend toward digital commerce. Did they have views on how customer experience and the supply chain are closely connected? Absolutely! Continue reading

Special session facilitates exchange of Best Supply Chain Practices

A private best practice sharing session with representatives of AWESOME’s 2019 Host Partner, Founding Partner, and Champions will take place preceding the opening of the Symposium on May 1. The discussion will be facilitated by Kelsey Carvell, a senior manager at Deloitte Consulting. Continue reading