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J&J: Mentoring and Technology Offer a Healthy Outlook

Pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods giant Johnson & Johnson has held a position on the Top 25 Supply Chains list for the past dozen years, dating back to when Gartner first began compiling its rankings, and a lot of the credit for the company's solid reputation in supply chain circles is due to Kathy Wengel, worldwide vice president of Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain.

Her 28-year career at J&J has included leadership roles in such areas as operations, quality, new products, and engineering, and in 2009 she co-led the design of J&J's new enterprise supply chain operating model.

In addition to her extensive supply chain responsibilities, Wengel is also involved in mentoring roles at J&J, including her executive sponsorship of J&J's Women's Leadership Initiative and her leadership of J&J's Women in Science, Technology, Math, Manufacturing and Design (WiSTEMD) program. She also serves on the advisory board of the AWESOME (Achieving Women's Excellence in Supply Chain Operations, Management and Education) organization.

In naming J&J to the Top 25 Supply Chains of 2016 (the company finished in 21st place), Gartner’s analysts in particular praised J&J’s deployment of digital technologies to improve supplier collaboration, as well as its use of the Internet of Things, serialization and track-and-trace technologies throughout its supply chain. In an interview with IndustryWeek, Wengel talked about the impact technology is having on Johnson & Johnson.

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Her 28-year career at J&J has included leadership roles in such areas as operations, quality, new products, and engineering, and in 2009 she co-led the design of J&J's new enterprise supply chain operating model.

In addition to her extensive supply chain responsibilities, Wengel is also involved in mentoring roles at J&J, including her executive sponsorship of J&J's Women's Leadership Initiative and her leadership of J&J's Women in Science, Technology, Math, Manufacturing and Design (WiSTEMD) program. She also serves on the advisory board of the AWESOME (Achieving Women's Excellence in Supply Chain Operations, Management and Education) organization.

In naming J&J to the Top 25 Supply Chains of 2016 (the company finished in 21st place), Gartner’s analysts in particular praised J&J’s deployment of digital technologies to improve supplier collaboration, as well as its use of the Internet of Things, serialization and track-and-trace technologies throughout its supply chain. In an interview with IndustryWeek, Wengel talked about the impact technology is having on Johnson & Johnson.

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