The Metro Atlanta Chamber named Servigistics Inc. as Atlanta’s supply chain company of the year and Warren Jones, aviation development manager for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, as supply chain professional of the year.
The awards were announced during the chamber’s 5th Annual Supply Chain Forum & Awards Breakfast held at Coca-Cola Co.’s headquarters on Nov. 15. This was the fourth year the chamber has given the awards, which recognize companies and individuals who promote the growth of Atlanta’s supply chain industry.
Servigistics is an enterprise software solutions provider based in Atlanta, with regional headquarters in the Japan, India and the United Kingdom. Its Service Lifecycle Management solutions manage warehouse operations, parts, pricing, shipping and logistics. Servigistics merged with Click Commerce’s service network solutions division in 2009 and acquired Kaidara Software Inc. this year.
Finalists for supply chain company of the year included Fortna Inc. and Insight Sourcing Group.
Mr. Jones has worked to bring new cargo and logistics business to the Atlanta airport since 2004. Prior to joining Hartsfield-Jackson, he was the Southeast regional sales manager for Chapman Freeborn Air Chartering Ltd. and, previously, a member of the sales division of Martinair Holland NV.Mr. Jones teaches courses at Georgia State University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University as a part-time professor. He holds a master’s degree in aviation management from Embry Riddle and graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in aerospace administration.
He helped Atlanta win a bid to host the International Air Cargo Association International Air Cargo Forum & Exhibition in 2012. Atlanta has been selected by Air Cargo Week as Air Cargo Airport of the Year for the past two years.
Finalists for supply chain professional of the year included Rob Doyle, president of Amware Logistics Services, and John A. White III, president of Fortna Inc.
The metro chamber began a logistics cluster economic development initiative in 2003, establishing the Atlanta Logistics Innovation Council, which is now called the Supply Chain Leadership Council. Since then, the chamber has worked to recruit supply chain and logistics companies to the region, resulting in the creation of more than 6,900 jobs. The chamber also lobbied to establish direct air cargo service with China, an initiative that won a best-practice award from the International Economic Development Council in 2006.
More than 132,000 supply chain jobs are located in metro Atlanta, which has the nation’s fifth-largest concentration of supply chain companies, according to the chamber.
For more information, visit http://supplychain.metroatlantachamber.com.