Nancy Nix, DSC Logistics Advisory Board member and Executive Director of AWESOME (Achieving Women’s Excellence in Supply Chain Operations, Management, and Education), will receive the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ (CSCMP) 2017 Distinguished Service Award.
CSCMP’s Distinguished Service Award is the highest honor presented annually to an individual for outstanding accomplishments in the supply chain profession. Dr. Nix will receive her award during the Opening General Session at the CSCMP EDGE Supply Chain Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, on September 25.
“Dr. Nix has an extraordinary record of service to the supply chain community, with demonstrated successes as a practitioner, educator and industry leader,” said Rick Blasgen, President and CEO, CSCMP.
Dr. Nix has served as Executive Director of AWESOME since 2014, and has helped grow membership to over 1,000 women in senior leadership roles, creating the first network of this size and prominence for women in supply chain. Former Executive Director of the EMBA Program and Professor of Professional Practice in Supply Chain Management at the Neely School of Business at Texas Christian University, Dr. Nix received her doctorate in Logistics from the University of Tennessee and her MBA from Temple University. Prior to entering the academic field, Nancy held leadership roles in manufacturing, logistics, procurement and customer service for the DuPont Company. She also was VP of Logistics for Reliance Industries Ltd., in Mumbai, India.
“Dr. Nix’s unique background and involvement in so many aspects of the profession give her an almost unparalleled record of contribution to the discipline in terms of increasing supply chain understanding, sharing knowledge, building networks, developing innovative curriculum and programs, fostering professional growth, expanding the talent pipeline, and encouraging diversity,” said Ann Drake, DSC Logistics CEO. “Her long-term impact not only on the lives of thousands of supply chain professionals, but on the industry as a whole, is significant, remarkable and distinguished.”
Nancy is only the second woman to receive the award since it was first presented in 1965; the first was DSC Logistics CEO Ann Drake in 2012.