FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Anne Divita Kopacz
Director of Communication, Quinlan School of Business
Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business
Announces 2017 Supply and Value Chain Center
Awardees to be Honored at October Summit in Chicago
CHICAGO, October 13, 2017 – The Supply and Value Chain Center at Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business is pleased to announce the winners of its sixth annual Supply and Value Chain Center Awards. The awards recognize outstanding performance of individuals and teams in categories including Leadership, Supply Chain Excellence, and Sustainability.
The 2017 awardees are:
- Leadership Award
Gary Rabine, CEO and Founder, Rabine Group
- Supply Chain Excellence Award
GEA Farm Technologies, Inc.
Accepted by Darrell G. Vander Bloomen, Vice President of Operations, GEA Farm Technologies, Inc.
- Supply Chain Sustainability Award
Beef Supply Chain Team, McDonald’s Corporation
Awardees will be honored Monday, October 16, at 11 a.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago as part of the sixth annual Supply Chain and Sustainability Summit.
“Effective supply chain management is becoming a game changer for companies delivering product to their customers,” said John A. Caltagirone, founding director of the Loyola Business Leadership Hub and executive director of the Supply and Value Chain Center. “At the 2017 Annual Supply and Value Chain Center Awards ceremony, we have the honor and privilege of recognizing an individual, team, and organization making a huge difference in the exciting arena of supply chain management.”
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.
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 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 13 schools, colleges, and institutes, 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, Institute of Pastoral Studies, Institute of Environmental Sustainability, 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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