Striving for efficiency, inclusion and agility

Keeping supply chains efficient and resilient is no easy task. Leading a procurement team is a multi-disciplinary effort that requires leads to manage costs, technology, transportation, labor and regulatory requirements. Diversity, equity and inclusion has challenges of its own. Throw in warehousing and global logistical issues, along with a marketplace still roiling from the aftereffects of COVID-19, and the job of procurement only gets more challenging.


In the following articles, women who lead their company’s procurement operations discuss the trends and challenges of their roles and offer insight to women-owned business enterprises pursuing opportunities in corporate supply chains.

Christina Blakely, procurement leader - Thermo King, Trane Technologies PLC, Davidson, North Carolina

Pamela Bryant, senior vice president and chief supply-chain officer, Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dallas, Texas

Bonnie Clinton, vice president and chief procurement officer, indirect procurement, Toyota Motor North America Inc., Plano, Texas

Victoria Gutierrez, chief merchandising officer, Sysco Corp., Houston, Texas

Preeti Harder, director, American Airlines Inc., Fort Worth, Texas

Barbara Kubicki, chief procurement office, Wells Fargo & Co, San Francisco, California

Rachel Kutz, mass market supply chain and operational efficiencies, AT&T Inc., Dallas, Texas

Kallie Malmgren, senior director, transmission and distribution supply chain management, Oncor Electric Delivery Co. LLC, Dallas, Texas

Monica Oliverio, vice president, general administration, American Honda Motor Company Inc., Marysville, Ohio

Anna Umberto, vice president, enterprise procurement, CVS Health Corp., Lowell, Massachusetts

Rita Vaidya, director of facilities procurement, Texas Instruments Inc., Dallas Texas

Susanna Webber, senior vice president, global supplier management group and global workplace enterprise services, chief procurement officer, Merck & Co. Inc., Rahway, New Jersey


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