The GWSCL Awards: celebrating diversity in supply chain
The Global Women Supply Chain Leaders Awards 2020 is relaunched and will hold a virtual awards ceremony on September 24, 2020.
In the first global event to celebrate the diverse success stories of women supply chain leaders, GWSCL 2020 is open to anyone with an interest in the truly diverse and rapidly evolving world of women in the supply chain.
In what is set to be a night of celebration, join international business and supply chain leaders to celebrate the increased diversity in the industry. Drawing from every continent, GWSCL 2020 attracts a huge diversity of people, and so the evening presents an opportunity to support your profession, entertain your clients and peers, socialise and network the night away whilst celebrating the winners of the Awards.
Over the years, women have worked hard to steadily carve their niche in the traditionally male-dominated supply chain industry. From making up just 7% of supply chain leadership positions in 2016, this figure jumped to 14% of C-Suite jobs two years later in 2018.
The awards will recognise all women who have achieved extraordinary successes in the supply chain domain through furthering frontiers and tackling the taboos across the world. Its jury, consisting of top global business leaders, will make its recommendations to select awardees in the following categories:
- Global Supply Chain Leader
- Young Professional 2020
- Supply Chain Innovation Excellence 2020
- Supply Chain Transformation Excellence 2020
- Supply Chain Academic 2020
The first two days from 22-23 September will consist of panel discussions with a live Q&A, keynote speeches and lots of networking opportunities. This will culminate in the virtual awards ceremony on 24 September at 6pm.
Accenture Acquires SCM Software Firm Blue Horseshoe
Accenture has announced its acquisition of Blue Horseshoe, a US-based supply chain management software provider and consultancy firm.
Upon completion, Blue Horseshoe’s 349 professionals will join Accenture’s Supply Chain & Operations group, expanding the professional services group’s capabilities to create more interconnected and resilient supply chains for clients.
“To be competitive, companies need to transform their supply chains to deliver the innovative and hyper-personalised products, services and experiences that are in high demand—and fulfilment is core to that transformation,” said Renato Scaff, Accenture’s Supply Chain & Operations North America lead. “Blue Horseshoe’s deep fulfilment consulting experience and methodologies support Accenture’s vision for building customer-centric, resilient and responsible supply chains that benefit people, society and the planet.”
Who are Blue Horseshoe?
- Founded: 2001
- CEO: Chris Cason
- Employees: 349
- Offices: 4 in USA, 1 in Amsterdam, 1 in Estonia
- Key customers: Lids, Pabst Brewing Co., Half Price Books, Britax, Major Brands
Founded in 2001 in Indiana, USA, Blue Horseshoe now operates from six offices across the US and Europe. The company provides cloud-based solutions for supply chain management, ERP, warehouse management and transportation management systems, including its own Supply Chain Cloud platform, as well as Oracle NetSuite and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management as a Microsoft Inner Circle Partner.
Blue Horseshoe specialises in fulfilment and distribution solutions, with expertise in the food and beverage, consumer packaged goods, and retail distribution industries. Over the past 20 years, the company has improved around 700 supply chains, including those of leading companies such as fashion retailer Lids, cosmetics company Regis Corporation, Pabst Brewing Co., and family-owned bookstore chain Half Price Books.
“For two decades, we’ve worked with clients to build connectedness, efficiency and automation across their enterprise and supply chain operations,” said Chris Cason, CEO, Blue Horseshoe. “As part of Accenture, we will bring increased scale and combined expertise to help clients put in place next generation supply chain and fulfillment strategies that meet customer expectations and support business growth.”
Accenture's acquisition of Blue Horseshoe is subject to customary closing conditions.