Ken Heller, Chief Transportation Officer, spoke to students about subjects such as leadership and the value of building and sustaining business relationships at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business on April 12. He joined Michelle Livingstone, Vice President, Transportation for The Home Depot, at the student event.
Heller has a BS in Finance from Indiana University and is on the IU Supply Chain Advisory Board. He began his career at Kraft Foods where he and Livingstone were colleagues. Livingstone has a BS in Business, with a concentration in transportation, from IU.
Women’s leadership in the supply chain and logistics industry was one of the topics covered at the event. Heller has worked for many years with Ann Drake, Chairman of the DSC Logistics Advisory Board and former DSC CEO, who founded the women’s leadership initiative AWESOME (Achieving Women’s Excellence in Supply Chain Operations, Management, and Education).
AWESOME brings together senior women leaders in supply chain to advance and transform through collaboration, learning, connecting, recognition and inspiration. Livingstone has long been actively involved in the AWESOME initiative and serves as an AWESOME Advisor. She was honored as a 2019 AWESOME Legendary Leadership (ALL) award recipient at the annual AWESOME Symposium, May 1-3, in Seattle, Washington.
A founding partner sponsor of AWESOME, DSC was a sponsor of the 2019 Symposium, as was CJ Logistics. Ready to lead in the global marketplace, DSC has joined with CJ Logistics to enable integrated supply chain innovation. As the companies work together across cultures, countries and companies to create seamless solutions, fostering diversity and cultivating leadership will continue to be key focus areas.
About DSC Logistics, a CJ Logistics Company
DSC Logistics transforms logistics and supply chain management into a critical business strategy based on collaborative partnerships, innovative thinking and high-performance operations. As a Lead Logistics Partner (LLP), third-party logistics (3PL) provider and supply chain consultant, DSC provides dynamic supply chain leadership, reducing total system costs, transforming business processes, improving service to customers and facilitating growth and change. Joined with CJ Logistics, the Global SCM Innovator, DSC’s capabilities include integrated supply chain solutions, logistics center and transportation management, supply chain packaging services, expanded omnichannel fulfillment capabilities, international freight forwarding, cross-border transportation and global operations. dsclogistics.com