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

DC Velocity  names three AWESOME leaders as Rainmakers

Among the eight supply chain professionals named as 2019 Rainmakers by DC Velocity, three are AWESOME leaders. They are Dr. Nancy Nix, Executive Director Emeritus of AWESOME, Annette Danek-Akey, SVP of Fulfillment for Penguin Random House, and Kathy Fulton, Executive Director of the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN). Continue reading

AWESOME leaders take part in Ocean Plastics Leadership Summit

Four AWESOME leaders joined an expedition to get a rare look at the collection of plastic waste in the North Atlantic gyre off the coast of Bermuda. The participants of the “Ocean Plastics Leadership Summit,” numbering approximately 140, included plastics industry executives from all parts of the supply chain, ranging from petrochemical producers, plastics packagers, consumer packaged goods, and logistics providers, as well as individuals representing NGOs, media and think tanks. 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

Maria Nieradka joins AWESOME Advisors

Maria Nieradka, former SVP, Global Supply Chain, Biogen, has joined other leading women in supply chain as an AWESOME Advisor. AWESOME Advisors provide direction and input for goals, priorities and plans for AWESOME, working with AWESOME leadership: Heather Sheehan, Executive Director; Ann Drake, Founder; and Nancy Nix Executive Director Emeritus. Continue reading