FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Anne Divita Kopacz
Director of Communication, Quinlan School of Business
2016 Supply and Value Chain Center
Award Winners Announced
Awardees to be Honored at October Summit in Chicago
CHICAGO, September 26, 2016—The Supply and Value Chain Center at Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business is pleased to announce the winners of its annual Supply and Value Chain Center Awards. The awards recognize outstanding performance of individuals and teams in categories including Leadership, Supply Chain Excellence, Innovation, and Sustainability.
The 2016 awardees are:
- Leadership Award
Michael Romano, President and CEO, Associated
- Supply Chain Excellence Award—Team
PepsiCo North America Nutrition, Visual Analytics Center for Excellence
- Supply Chain Excellence Award—Individual
Cheryl Harris, Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer, Allstate Insurance
- Supply Chain Innovation Award
Jake Crampton, CEO, MedSpeed
- Supply Chain Sustainability Award
Reuben Slone, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, Walgreens
Awardees will be honored Monday, October 17, at 11 a.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago as part of the fifth annual Supply Chain and Sustainability Summit. The awards will be presented by Dwight Hotchkiss, SIOR, from Colliers International. He serves as president of Brokerage Services, USA, and national director, Industrial, USA. Colliers International is also sponsoring the awards.
“The Annual Supply and Value Chain Center Awards gives us the opportunity to celebrate the incredible contributions of individuals and teams in supply chain to their companies, their communities, and our economy,” said John A. Caltagirone, founding director of the Loyola Business Leadership Hub and executive director of the Supply and Value Chain Center. “We are pleased to honor these dedicated awardees as part of the annual Supply Chain and Sustainability Summit.”
For more information and to register for the Supply Chain and Sustainability Summit, please visit LUC.edu/quinlan/scm/summit.
About the Quinlan School of Business Supply and Value Chain Center
The Supply and Value Chain Center is part of the newly-created Loyola Business Leadership Hub within the Quinlan School of Business of Loyola University Chicago. The Center is dedicated to the development of leading-edge strategies and practical solutions to problems encountered by the business community relative to the management of the end-to-end supply chain. To serve the needs of the growing Chicago business community and beyond, the center provides the common platform where industry leaders and academics can exchange ideas and advance knowledge in global supply chain management. The center takes a pragmatic approach towards advancing the understanding and practice of supply chain management: demand forecasting and management; strategic sourcing and procurement; manufacturing and operations; inventory management; distribution; and transportation management. For more information, visit LUC.edu/quinlan/scm or read our blog.
About Loyola University Chicago
Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, with nearly 16,500 students. More than 11,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 countries call Loyola home. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy, as well as course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. The University features 11 schools and colleges, including the Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, Graduate School, and Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago. Ranked a top 100 national university by U.S. News & World Report, Loyola is also among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. To learn more about Loyola, visit LUC.edu, “like” us at Facebook.com/LoyolaChicago, or follow us on Twitter via @LoyolaChicago or @LoyolaNewsroom.
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