CSCMP's 2018 Distinguished Service Award Recipient, Dr. John Gattorna
Dr. John Gattorna, author, academic and principal of a Sydney-based specialist advisory business, Gattorna Alignment, received the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ (CSCMP) 2018 Distinguished Service Award. He was presented the award during the Opening General Session at CSCMP’s Annual EDGE Conference in Nashville, Tennessee on October 1, 2018.
CSCMP’s Distinguished Service Award is the industry’s most prestigious honor, bestowed upon an individual for significant achievements in the logistics and supply chain management industry. Presented annually, the award was instituted in 1965 as a tribute to logistics pioneer John Drury Sheahan.
“John has been a pioneer in how to take supply chain from a cost function to a business imperative. His body of work takes the supply chain profession from the factory and distribution center floors to the boardrooms as a strategic advantage for companies. The dynamic alignment work has taught our companies how to move from a ‘one-size-fits-all’ supply chain to a tailored and segmented approach that is rooted in science and the voice of the customer,” Annette Clayton, CEO & President Schneider Electric NAM & Group CSCO.
For over three decades, Dr. Gattorna has been working with major blue chip corporations around the world to take his new model from the conceptual stage to a finer level of granularity; companies such as Dell; Ralph Lauren; Unilever; Teys Australia; Schneider Electric and DHL. Apart from researching, consulting and teaching, Dr. Gattorna likes to share his best thinking with peers and business associates around the world.
Currently, Dr. Gattorna continues to inspire future supply chain leaders on the ‘fast clock-speed’ capabilities that organizations need to develop for the volatile and rapidly changing business environments they face. His contributions also extend to support of diabetes charities for most of his career, in recent years as a business and supply chain adviser to the Life for a Child charity which supplies diabetes medication to children with Type 1 diabetes in developing countries.