Elizabeth Gamez is the Manager of Logistics for PECO’s North American distribution network. She leads a team in charge of recovering PECO’s red pallets after rental contracts end. Gamez believes that relying solely on data for decision making is a trap, and that input from the team on the ground is critical. She emphasizes the importance of physically observing operations in the pallet business to lead the team in the right direction.
Jennifer Oxley is the Director of Regional Transportation. She is responsible for managing transportation resources to deliver and retrieve PECO pallets from customers. Oxley recently expanded her role to include Canadian operations, leading to increased efficiency and handling 10% more transactions without additional staff. She has also implemented cost-saving initiatives and improved the customer-facing web page, resulting in 45% more revenue from accessorial charges.
Elizabeth Strub works as an Automation Engineer for PECO. She has successfully deployed and commissioned automation projects across multiple facilities, significantly improving operations efficiency. Strub’s engineering expertise and collaborative problem-solving skills have earned her the trust and respect of plant managers and operators. She is known for her focus on continuous improvement and finding effective solutions.
According to Joe Dagnese, PECO’s Chief Executive Officer, these three professionals exemplify strong leadership and mentoring skills that contribute to the company’s development and the growth of future PECO leaders. He commends their commitment to continuous improvement and creating an inclusive and supportive culture at PECO.
The Women in Supply Chain award recognizes female leaders in the supply chain industry who have made significant contributions, served as mentors, and set an example for women at all levels. The award highlights the achievements of individuals from various sectors and their contributions in preparing the supply chain community for current and future challenges.
More than 400 submissions were received for this year’s award program, the highest number to date, with 118 nominations coming from male counterparts. This demonstrates progress towards gender equality in the supply chain industry.
The list of winners can be found at https://foodl.me/fdx1zi. The honorees will be recognized at the Women in Supply Chain Forum in Atlanta from November 14-15, 2023. To register and learn more about the event, visit http://www.WomenInSupplyChainForum.com.
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About PECO Pallet, Inc. – PECO Pallet is a leading pallet rental service provider in North America. Based in Itasca, IL, the company supplies millions of red block pallets to major grocery and consumer goods manufacturers in the US, Canada, and Mexico. PECO Pallet’s commitment to quality and service has resulted in significant growth over the past 25 years. Customers using PECO’s pallets benefit from reduced product damage, improved efficiency, enhanced safety, and cost savings. For more information, visit http://www.pecopallet.com.
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