Conversation focuses on prospects of women’s supply chain leadership

AWESOME Advisor Susan Pellechio was interviewed recently in a fireside chat with Mark Yeager, CEO of Redwood Logistics at an event for “Women in Logistics.” Susan was asked about her own career, which started in finance and moved into supply chain positions for Staples, Starbucks, and currently C&S Wholesale Grocers, where she is SVP of Transportation. 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

Event for Women in Logistics will feature talk by Susan Pellechio

AWESOME Advisor Susan Pellechio, SVP Transportation for C&S Wholesale Grocers, will be featured in a “Fireside Chat” sponsored by Redwood Logistics in Chicago on Thursday, October 17. Redwood has extended an open invitation to women in logistics who wish to attend. 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

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