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

AWESOME Symposium will begin with Starbucks experience

Starbucks, the Host Partner of the 2019 AWESOME Symposium – May 1-3 in Seattle – will open the program on Day One in a uniquely Starbucks way. Following a welcome from Hans Melotte, EVP, Global Supply Chain Operations, and Lucy Helm, Chief Partner Officer, AWESOME leaders attending the Symposium will participate in a coffee tasting guided by Virginia Tenpenny, VP, Global Social Impact and Executive Director, Starbucks Foundation. Continue reading

Reception at close of 2019 Symposium will be sponsored by CJ Logistics

CJ Logistics, the leading logistics company in Korea and Asia, will sponsor the reception that marks the official close of the 2019 Symposium in Seattle. DSC Logistics, the Founding Partner of AWESOME under the leadership of DSC CEO Ann Drake, became part of the global conglomerate CJ Group in 2018. 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

Will the next generation of CEOs rise through the supply chain?

According to a commentary on fortune.com, “supply chain professionals are poised to become the most powerful executives in the world.” The author — Nader Mikhail, CEO of Elementum, a supply chain orchestration software company – predicts that companies will increasingly turn to “leaders who have made careers out of translating the big picture and thousands of moving parts into executional reality.” Continue reading

Deb DeHaas will interview Roz Brewer at Symposium

Deb DeHaas, Deloitte’s Vice Chairman and National Managing Partner, Center for Board Effectiveness, will interview Roz Brewer, Starbucks COO, in an Up-Close Conversation at the AWESOME Symposium – May 1-3 in Seattle. Continue reading

Roz Brewer is newest member of Amazon Board

Starbucks COO Roz Brewer, who will be featured in an Up-Close Conversation at the 2019 AWESOME Symposium – May 1-3 in Seattle — has been named to the board of Amazon.com. An article in USA Today calls it a “barrier breaking” appointment because the current Amazon board is all-white. Continue reading

AWESOME Symposium will present Out in Front with Carla Harris

Carla Harris, Vice Chairman and Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, joins the leading executives who will speak at the 2019 AWESOME Symposium – May 1-3 in Seattle. In addition to serving as a senior client advisor at Morgan Stanley, she is the author of two books: Expect to Win and Strategize to Win. Continue reading

Symposium will feature sessions with Roz Brewer and Jane Stevenson

Roz Brewer, Starbucks COO, will be interviewed in an Up-Close Conversation on opening day of the seventh annual AWESOME Symposium – Reaching Beyond and Achieving More. Starbucks is Host Partner of the Symposium which takes place May 1-3 in Seattle. Day One also includes an Out in Front talk by Jane Stevenson, Vice Chairman, Board & CEO Services for Korn Ferry. Continue reading