One area that Supply Chain Matters has been neglectful has been that of highlighting honors and citations for distinguished supply chain management professionals.  In the coming weeks, our blog will highlight such awards on a periodic basis.

Thus, we would like to honor Don Ralph, Senior Vice-President of Supply Chain & Logistics at Staples Inc. for receiving the Salzberg Medallion, an honor extended by the Harry E. Salzberg Memorial at the Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University. The Salzberg  Medallion has come to be recognized as one of the most prestigious awards in the field of transportation and supply chain management, in part because of the rigorous selection process. Don was honored for his outstanding contribution in supply chain management, including accomplishments in development of new industry-leading infrastructures, spearheading impeccable inventory management, perfect order execution and a highly efficient cost structure. Don has spent more than a decade driving the effort to build a fulfillment and delivery infrastructure that includes 79 fulfillment centers and 75 fleet delivery cross-docks in the U.S. and Canada.  He has led the development of both the Staples delivery (B2B) and retail logistics networks and a superior supply chain management team.

Don Ralph, Staples

Don Ralph, Senior Vice-President, Staples










Also honored in the category of transportation was Mike Haverty, Executive Chairmen of the Kansas City Southern Railway Company.

Full details of this award are in the press release issued by the Whitman School of Management.