Starbucks will host the AWESOME Symposium May 1-3 in Seattle

Starbucks, one of the most admired companies in the word and a leader in diversity and inclusion, will be the Host Partner of the 2019 AWESOME Symposium. Starbucks joins Founding Partner DSC Logistics and other sponsors in inviting the leading women in supply chain to participate in discussions, relationship building, learning and collaboration. Continue reading

Innovative drone delivery system is saving lives

A favorite session at 2018 CSCMP EDGE – especially among our AWESOME Scholars – featured Keller Rinaudo, founder of Zipline talking about how a simple supply chain solution is saving the lives of millions of people. If you missed the session, an article on ecn.com describes the way just-in-time drone delivery is bringing medicine to rural Africa. Continue reading

McKinsey and Leanin.org release results of new women in the workplace study

The Wall Street Journal has published key findings of a new study completed by McKinsey and LeanIn.org measuring the progress of women’s leadership in corporate America. One conclusion is that there is a connection between sexual harassment and gender inequality in the business world today. Continue reading

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg says women’s progress Is stalled

In an article in the Wall Street Journal related to the latest McKinsey/LeanIn.org study, Sheryl Sandberg COO of Facebook and the founder of LeanIn.org, gives her perspective on what is keeping women from advancing as leaders. One of her key points is that companies must make sure hiring and promotion policies are fair from the start. Continue reading

C200 Recognizes Ann Drake for Entrepreneurial Achievements

Ann Drake, founder of AWESOME who served as CEO of DSC Logistics from 1994 through 2018, has been named the recipient of C200’s Entrepreneurial Champion Award for 2018. C200 (Committee of 200) is the prestigious global organization of leading women executives and entrepreneurs across all professions and industries. Continue reading

McDonald’s and Starbucks collaborate to solve coffee cup problem

McDonald’s has joined Starbucks and Closed Loop Partners in a partnership to develop a recyclable and/or compostable cup solution. The joint initiative, called the NextGen Cup Consortium Challenge, is open to supply chain leaders, innovators, solution providers and anyone with promising solutions to recover single use cups. Continue reading