LeAnne Coulter, vice president of freight management for Penske Logistics, has been named among the winners of Supply & Demand Chain Executive's 2021 Women in Supply Chain Award. The award honors female supply chain leaders and executives who set a strong foundation for women at all levels of a company's supply chain network.
A supply chain professional for more than 27 years, Coulter is responsible for the strategic vision and product development for all of Penske's freight management and 4PL services.
"LeAnne's dedication to exceptional customer service and innovative problem-solving have been invaluable to our team at Penske," said Jeff Bullard, senior vice president of operations for Penske Logistics. "We are incredibly fortunate to have her at the helm, and will continue to rely on her talents to navigate the changing demands of the global marketplace."
Coulter's expertise has been essential to customers navigating the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. As many supply chains ground to a halt, her team worked diligently to provide access to secure and reliable capacity to move customers' most urgent cargo across the globe.
She is also a pioneer of digital solutions for supply chain management. Under her leadership, her team has helped spearhead the development of new features in Penske's Clear Chain Technology Suite—a collaborative, proactive environment that provides more visibility into complex supply chains.
Coulter is also deeply committed to mentorship, and as a member of Penske's Women in Logistics Steering Committee, she supports the professional development and advancement of female associates at every level of the company.
"Diversity is absolutely critical for the continuous problem-solving and fresh thinking that are necessary for successful supply chain management. We are very fortunate to have such a talented and diverse team of supply chain professionals at Penske that are focused on helping our customers succeed every day," said Coulter. "I'm incredibly honored by this recognition and hope to continue giving a voice to fellow women in logistics."
2021 Women in Supply Chain winners include individuals from software and service providers, consultancies and academia, trucking and transportation firms, professional development agencies, sourcing and procurement divisions and more.
"These women are just absolutely amazing in so many ways. They've re-tooled, re-innovated and revamped how the world sees the supply chain and logistics industry. They've paved the way for future female supply chain leaders to become a part of an industry that matters. Because women in the supply chain matter. And, some of these women are young, which means they're just getting started," says Marina Mayer, editor-in-chief of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. "I'm honored to recognize and celebrate the achievements of so many female supply chain leaders."
By Emily Durell