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Pankratz-Umbehr Gains Food Logistics’ Rock Stars of Supply Chain Award


SGS Maine Pointe’s Tiffany Pankratz-Umbehr is recognized for her influence in the industry, hard work and vision in shaping the global cold food supply chain

Boston, Mass., February 15, 2023 -- Global supply chain and operations implementation consulting firm, SGS Maine Pointe, a member of the SGS Group, announced today that Tiffany Pankratz-Umbehr, Senior Managing Director and Head of Consumer Goods and Retail, has been recognized by Food Logistics magazine as a winner in the publication’s Rock Stars of the Supply Chain award program. The award recognizes individuals in the industry whose achievements, hard work and vision have shaped the global cold food supply chain. 

Pankratz-Umbehr has a long history of strong leadership and industry insights and has consistently delivered measurable results to her clients in the industry. In the consumer goods and retail industry in particular, companies have continued to see the impact of the pandemic and long-term challenges, and her leadership and insights has made her a trusted advisor to clients as they overcome these challenges, and continue to grow and succeed in the future and solve their most complex problems.  

“I am so pleased to be recognized by Food Logistics for this prestigious award,” said Pankratz-Umbehr. “In acknowledging my work in the industry, Food Logistics also recognizes SGS Maine Pointe’s strategies in solving the industry’s most complex problems relating to production optimization, maintenance and reliability, logistics and warehouse management, management systems, supply chain optimization, sourcing, SIOP, and network optimization. It is an honor to be recognized alongside some of the industry’s most prominent and successful leaders.” 

A thought leader who often speaks to the challenges facing the consumer goods and retail industry, Pankratz-Umbehr’s recent article in Food Logistics, 2 Things to Do Before Automating Your Food Processing Company discusses how the data available to CPG firms help increase efficiency and identify opportunities for cost savings. She is also author of the SGS Maine Pointe white paper, The Pragmatic Approach to Tackling Disruptions in Consumer Goods and Retail Supply Chains, which provides insights into how companies can gain stability and flexibility to deal with potential disruptions and turbulence ahead.  

 “Not all rock stars are famous musicians. There are several rock stars right here in the cold chain, promoting workforce development, solving supply chain disruptions, mitigating risks, and helping to heal the supply chain, said Marina Mayer, Editor-in-Chief of Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “I’m honored to celebrate these go-getters, and this year is no exception.” 

Pankratz-Umbehr takes her place alongside other prominent winners who are actively involved in understanding customers’ needs, creating problem-solving solutions, ensuring the safe transport of cold food and beverages and adopting sustainable measures.  

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