Supply & Demand Chain Executive Announces Its 2015 Pros to Know

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Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine this week announced its annual listing of top supply and demand chain industry professionals.

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Our Pros to Know listing highlights outstanding executives and their accomplishments and offers a roadmap for other leaders looking to leverage Supply Chain for competitive advantage.

Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine, the executive's user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, this week announced the 15th annual listing of Pros to Know in the Supply Chain Industry.

Supply & Demand Chain Executive recognizes not only Provider Pros, but also individual Practitioner Pros to Know. The Provider Pros to Know is a listing of individuals from software firms or service providers, consultancy or academia who have helped their Supply Chain clients or the Supply Chain community at large prepare to meet the significant challenges in the year ahead. This year's list includes more than 200 Provider Pros to Know.

The 28 Practitioner Pros to Know is a listing of exceptional corporate executives at manufacturing and non-manufacturing enterprises who are leading initiatives to help prepare their companies' supply chains for the significant challenges in the year ahead. This year's Practitioner Pros to Know list also includes recognition of three Supply Chain teams.

"Supply Chain is increasingly recognized as a strategic differentiator for leading small, medium and large enterprises, and Supply Chain leaders have become crucial to the success of the enterprise in meeting the challenges of what truthfully has been called a turbulent economy,” said Barry Hochfelder, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “Our Pros to Know listing highlights many of these outstanding executives and their accomplishments, and it offers a roadmap for other leaders looking to leverage Supply Chain for competitive advantage.

"This honor highlights the many thought-leaders who are helping to shape the Supply Chain industry and advance Supply Chain as a respected discipline in the enterprise," Hochfelder added. "Their efforts in developing the tools, processes and knowledge base necessary for Supply Chain transformation, and in promoting new approaches to supply chain enablement, have earned them a place on this year's Pros listing.”

Supply & Demand Chain Executive, which has created three separate sets of criteria for the Practitioner, Practitioner Team and the Provider Pros to Know, issued a call for Pros to Know nominations in Fall of 2014. Beginning in January, the magazine's editorial selection committee culled through more than 300 submissions to find the applicants that best fit the criteria. Submission information requested included:

Selection Criteria: Practitioner Pros to Know:

  • What does the nominee believe to be the key challenges facing his/her company AND its supply chain in the year ahead?
  • What programs or initiatives has the nominee undertaken in the supply chain to help his or her company meet the challenges described above? Please describe the impact or results of those initiatives with as much specificity as possible.
  • What is the nominee's philosophy or strategy for aligning supply chain with the company's broader corporate strategy?

Selection Criteria: Provider Pros to Know:

  • What makes the nominee a "Provider Pro to Know”?
  • What does the nominee believe to be the key challenges facing his/her customers/clients and their supply chains in the year ahead, and how is the nominee working with them to meet those challenges? Please cite an example (e.g., case study) of the impact that these projects or initiatives are having for those customers.
  • In the nominee's opinion, how can supply chain, as a function, better align with a company's broader corporate strategy?

The full listing of the 2015 Pros to Know will be available on the Supply & Demand Chain Executive Website at SDCExec.com on Feb. 25. An expanded listing will appear in the March 2015 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine and online thereafter.

About Supply & Demand Chain Executive
Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the executive's user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, utilizing hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints and unbiased case studies to steer executives and supply management professionals through the complicated, yet critical, world of supply and demand chain enablement to gain competitive advantage. Supply & Demand Chain Executive is a publication of AC Business Media.

About AC Business Media
AC Business Media is a business-to-business media company with a portfolio of renowned brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, rental, sustainability, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain markets. The company vision is to continue providing industry-leading content to our audiences through our cutting-edge digital properties and print publications and to provide our advertisers the analytics and ability to reach the audience they want through our brands. For more information, visit http://www.ACBusinessMedia.com.

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