Innovative Patagonia offers childcare at distribution center

Patagonia may be best known for its sustainability values and initiatives, but the company is also a leader in on-site childcare for its employees. After several decades of providing child care at the company headquarters in Ventura, California, Patagonia brought childcare into its new national distribution warehouse, repair facility and customer service center in Reno, Nevada. Since then, according to a recent LinkedIn article quoting the company leaders, the program is a clear success. Continue reading

AWESOME educator reaches back to inform and inspire future leaders

The University of Arkansas recently hosted a two-day symposium for WISE (Women Impacting Supply Chain Excellence) Future Leaders. The event was organized by Stephanie Thomas, Clinical Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management at Arkansas and a member of the AWESOME community. 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

The first AWESOME Trip to Starbucks

The AWESOME team travelled to Seattle to meet with the Starbucks team and continue planning the 2019 Symposium — “Reaching Beyond & Achieving More.” Starbucks is the Host Partner for the May 1-3 Symposium. Continue reading

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

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