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  April 20th, 2022 | Written by

NEW CSCMP AWARD: Gail Rutkowski Transportation Excellence Award

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Nominations accepted through May 8, 2022

The Gail Rutkowski Transportation Excellence Award (GR-TEA) recognizes companies or individuals that have excelled in using their knowledge, connections, and industry expertise to educate, support and create long-term impact through excellence in transportation-related fields.

The GR-TEA is named for the former Executive Director of NASSTRAC, Gail Rutkowski who has dedicated a lifetime of service to the trade as a shipper, carrier representative and consultant; also serving as a champion and advocate of the transportation industry. Gail Rutkowski’s passion and dedication have inspired so many, and she epitomizes what it truly means to be a transportation professional.

You can find the detailed criteria and eligibility details here. The Gail Rutkowski Transportation Excellence Award winner will be recognized on stage during Monday’s opening general session at EDGE 2022, September 18-21, in Nashville, Tennessee.

What is supply chain management?

The supply chain is a complex and sometime fragile endeavor dependent on a network of independent, yet interconnected, moving parts.

Vendors supply raw materials, producers convert those raw materials into products, warehouses store that product until it’s needed, distribution centers pick up and deliver that product, retailers, online and in-store, bring that product to you

Global partners collaborate across time zones and oceans to decrease costs and increase performance in ways no single company ever could. It requires professional management.

Supply chain management encompasses everyone involved in maintaining the supply chain. Behind every product, there are supply chain management professionals making it possible to get your products better, faster, and cheaper.


The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) is the leading global association for supply chain management professionals. We have been helping our members, their careers, and their companies since 1963. Nine thousand members worldwide receive unparalleled networking opportunities, cutting-edge research, and online and on-site professional educational opportunities.

CSCMP members are…

From all disciplines within the supply chain management profession, nearly 70% of our members are key decision makers at the executive level. CSCMP members represent a wide range of supply chain management industries, including: consulting, demand planning, finance, logistics and transportation, manufacturing operations, purchasing and procurement, real estate, sales and marketing, technology, third party logistics services, and warehousing.