SGS Maine Pointe's Tiffany Pankratz-Umbehr among 2023 Women in Supply Chain

20 September 2023 2 min. read
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Tiffany Pankratz-Umbehr, head of consumer goods and retail at SGS Maine Pointe, was named one of Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine’s 2023 Women in Supply Chain.

Now in its fourth year, the award recognizes “female supply chain leaders and executives whose accomplishments, mentorship, and examples set a foundation for women in all levels of a company’s supply chain network,” according to the publication’s website.

The award received 426 submissions ranging from truck drivers to CEOs, with 341 named winners due to their exemplary applications. Of those applications, 118 were submitted by male counterparts and thirty-nine were self-nominations.

According to research from Gartner, women have made a strong comeback in the supply chain workforce. Approximately 26% of C-suite and executive roles were held by women (up from 19% in 2022), while women held 31% of frontline roles.

Women account for three-quarters of HR and talent management roles at transport companies, and hold 12.1% of commercial truck driver roles.SGS Maine Pointe's Tiffany Pankratz-Umbehr among 2023 Women in Supply ChainPankratz-Umbehr in 2022 joined SGS Maine Pointe, a global supply chain and operations consulting firm. In her role as head of the consumer goods and retail practice, she advises industry clients on overcoming long-term supply chain challenges.

Pankratz-Umbehr has 20+ years of experience consumer products, manufacturing, and retail, and previously held leadership roles in business development at Accenture and EY.

She is the founder of SGS Maine Pointe’s Females Advancing Careers Together (FACT) group, which promotes and supports women in supply chain.

“This recognition means a lot not only to me personally, but to all women involved in supply chain management,” said Pankratz-Umbehr. “There are so many prominent women in executive supply chain positions today and that number is growing, as evidenced by the record number of nominations that were received this year. I am very honored to receive this recognition.”

Pankratz-Umbehr was earlier this year was named one of Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s 2023 Pros to Know and one of Food Logistics’ Rock Stars of the Supply Chain.

“Tiffany has proven to be an invaluable member of our leadership team and a mentor to fellow consultants," said Matthew Lekstutis, who was named CEO of SGS Maine Pointe earlier this summer. "She has swiftly earned the trust of our clients, serving as a reliable advisor, and her insights and leadership have played a crucial role in delivering lasting value."

Award recipients will be honored at this year’s Women in Supply Chain Forum on November 14-15 in Atlanta.