Supply & Demand Chain Executive Recognizes enVista Vice President as 2021 Pro to Know

enVista Vice President of Technology, Shane Smith, is recognized for outstanding accomplishments, leveraging his supply chain expertise and experience to provide competitive advantage for enVista clients amid COVID-19 challenges


enVista, a global software, managed services and consulting solutions firm, optimizing and transforming both physical and digital commerce, today announces that Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the only publication covering the entire global supply chain, recognizes enVista’s Shane Smith as a 2021 Pro to Know.

This award recognizes outstanding executives whose accomplishments offer a roadmap for other leaders looking to leverage supply chain for competitive advantage. This year’s list includes individuals and teams who have helped supply chain clients and the supply chain community at large prepare to meet many of today’s—and tomorrow’s—challenges.

Smith, vice president, technology, has more than 25 years of experience overseeing operations and designing and administering systems in diverse manufacturing and distribution environments. In order to address one of the most pressing issues supply chain leaders faced in 2020, the lack of on-site consulting services, Smith and his team collaborated with enVista’s operations team to launch enVista’s virtual operational assessments tool, which virtually identifies areas for improvement within a company’s four walls and enables them to remotely optimize processes and drive efficiencies. This service was featured in FreightWaves and Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

“2020 was a year of massive change, not only for myself and my team, but for the leading supply chain customers that we serve. Hard work on all sides went into implementing people, processes and technology to allow organizations to complete their supply chain projects remotely without sacrificing important goals or KPIs,” said Smith.

Smith continued, “It is an honor to be part of a team that pushes me and our clients to our highest operational potential, even amid unprecedented circumstances, and I am grateful to have been recognized as a Pro to Know for the accomplishments that we achieved.”

enVista’s CEO, Jim Barnes, said, “It is my honor to congratulate Shane for his well-deserved recognition as a Supply & Demand Chain Executive Pro to Know. Throughout Shane’s career and time at enVista, he has shown exceptional supply chain expertise, relentless commitment to success for his team and clients, and a constant focus on mentoring and growing his team members. Congratulations, Shane.”

Marina Mayer, editor-in-chief of Supply & Demand Chain Executive and Food Logistics, said, “While many companies have struggled to re-gain their footing as a result of COVID-19, this year’s Pros to Know winners stepped up to the plate to deliver innovative solutions and programs in a time of crisis and need. These winners collaborated, optimized, developed, educated and played a critical role in the survival and success of their company amid a global pandemic.”

Visit Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s website to view the full list of all 2021 Pros to Know winners.

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