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Oro is excited to announce that Yoav Kutner, CEO & Co-Founder of Oro Inc, was awarded the 21st annual Pros to Know Award by Supply & Demand Chain. The Pros to Know Award recognizes outstanding executives whose accomplishments offer a roadmap for other leaders looking to leverage supply chain for competitive advantage. 

Unprecedented Challenges for Supply Chain

When COVID-19 was officially declared a global pandemic in March 2020, the uncertainty of the state of the economy was at an all time high. Items that were high in demand were flying off the shelves, grocery stores and cleaning supplies were going out of stock, schools went digital and a portion of the working class began working from home. 

Behind the scenes, professionals in supply chain, logistics, healthcare and more worked tirelessly to help support our new normal. A study by Gartner found that supply chain leaders must adapt their strategies, investment and leadership style to ensure long-term growth. Lisa Callinan, VP team manager with the Gartner Supply Chain practice, said in a press release,  

“The call to action for supply chain leaders has been seemingly clear -Survive the current turn and prepare our organization for the New Normal. However, our research shows two things to be true – survival cannot be the goal and there is no such thing as the New Normal.” 

Succeeding Past the Challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic has put extreme pressure on supply chain professionals to adapt and better prepare their networks for future disruptions. 

According to a study by S&P Global Market Intelligence, 80% of enterprises agree that the pandemic has provided an opportunity for companies to make procedural and/or operational changes that will better benefit the business in the long run.  

Over the past year, industry leaders who work deep in the trenches of the supply chain industry have shared their expertise and have helped companies adapt to the constraints that were brought on by the pandemic. Supply & Demand Chain (SDCE) recognized these individuals as Pros to Know for their dedication to the industry.

Recognizing Industry Leaders

For the last 21 years, SDCE’s editorial team has vetted hundreds of nominations for the annual award, finding the best leaders in the supply chain industry. Every year they select a few to join an aspirational list of professionals from every area of the supply chain industry. The individuals recognized in this list are really the driving force that has helped innovate the supply chain industry within the past year. To view the full list of award winners, click here.

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