Supply Chain Quarterly has announced the inaugural Outstanding Women in Supply Chain awards. We’ll honor three exceptional women who have made remarkable contributions to the supply chain industry at the upcoming CSCMP EDGE 2023 conference.
This industry requires strategic thinking, innovative problem-solving, and effective leadership, and these women have consistently demonstrated their commitment to excellence. Their dedication, passion, and accomplishments have not only advanced the supply chain landscape but have also served as an inspiration to countless professionals.
INTRODUCING THE HONOREES
Ammie McAsey, Senior Vice President, Customer Distribution Experience, McKesson U.S. Pharmaceutical
Ammie McAsey is responsible for leading the supply chain strategy across the U.S. for brand, generic, and specialty pharmaceuticals. She oversees more than 40 distribution locations and central fill pharmacies, transportation services, network design, operations quality, inventory replenishment, and customer support.
Previously, McAsey was the vice president and general manager of the company’s three Strategic Distribution Centers, where she was responsible for leading supply chain synergies with the national buying center, manufacturers, field distribution centers, and customers. She has also served as vice president distribution operations for the North Central region and director of operations. In these roles, McAsey collaborated across functions to deliver operational excellence, talent development, and financial performance.
McAsey is a member of the Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Healthcare Industry Foundation, Supply Chain Leaders in Action, Health Care Distribution Alliance, and Fortna Advisory Board. She serves on the Board of Directors for U.S. Venture in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Jackie Sturm, Corporate Vice President, Global Supply Chain Operations, Intel
Jackie Sturm leads operations for Intel’s multibillion-dollar global supply chain, which has been one of the top 20 in Gartner’s Supply Chain Top 25 for 19 consecutive years. Her international team supports both direct and indirect procurement; business continuity; supply chain systems and analytics; and Intel’s Supply Chain Environmental and Social Governance program, which includes Intel’s Conflict Minerals initiative. Sturm sponsors targeted advancement programs to address challenges faced by women and under-represented minorities in technology.
Sturm is on the advisory board for Banff International Research Station, Gartner and SAP’s Supply Chain practices, Howard University Center for Supply Chain Management, and Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. She is a recipient of several Intel Quality Awards, and she and her team have been recognized with the Intel Achievement Award, Intel’s highest standard of excellence. Sturm received the 2016 AWESOME Legendary Leader Award and has been cited in the IBM, Supply Chain Digital, and Alcott Global Top 100 Women in Supply Chain.
Meredith Westafer, Industrial Engineering Manager, Tesla
Meredith Westafer leads the Tesla Factory Design team, designing the layouts and material flow for new Tesla Gigafactories. She joined Tesla in 2015 as the company was just beginning construction on its first Gigafactory in Nevada. She was responsible for the material flow design for getting all parts to the powertrain manufacturing lines, including developing an automated guided vehicle program with more than 50 AGVs. Her engineering team also designed the layouts and material flow strategy for Gigafactories in Shanghai, Berlin, and Texas. Her ability to drive systems-level solutions to complex, ambiguous, companywide problems has catapulted her scope to include global factory design and strategic planning.
Westafer was named one of Business Insider’s Most Powerful Female Engineers in 2018 and has spoken at industry events. She graduated the University of South Florida in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and a master’s degree in Engineering Management.
The Outstanding Women in Supply Chain event will take place at CSCMP EDGE in the Ask the Experts Theater on Monday, October 2, from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Come and listen to their fascinating stories and participate in a Q&A session. It will be moderated by SCQ’s executive editor, Susan Lacefield.