Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the executive’s user manual for supply and demand chain transformation. The “Pros to Know” award recognizes outstanding executives whose accomplishments offer a roadmap for other leaders looking to leverage the supply chain for competitive advantage. This year’s list included 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.
Flynn was recognized for the significant impact he’s made in the finance and transportation industries for more than three decades. Through his ability to transform the legacy thinking of supply chain executives, Flynn has had a direct part in reshaping the way supply chain organizations manage and operate their transportation fleets. Flynn is admired for his financial wisdom while using data and analytics-driven asset management solutions to lower the total cost of ownership, which ultimately increases productivity for those in the supply chain, affecting the bottom line.
Specifically, this past year, the global supply chain has been drastically affected by COVID-19. Even though the demand for loads increased, shipping rates dropped, placing further financial strain on organizations and their bottom lines.
To help alleviate financial strains for supply chain organizations, Flynn led the Fleet Advantage team in its development of a sale-leaseback program. With the program, an organization can select older and less efficient model assets from its fleet and Fleet Advantage will purchase those assets and lease them back to the fleet for an interim period until it can transition to new equipment.
“While many companies have struggled to regain 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,” Marina Mayer, editor-in-chief of Supply & Demand Chain Executive and Food Logistics, said. “I am honored to recognize these individuals and teams, and extend my utmost gratitude to everyone in the supply chain industry for their time, efforts and innovations to keep our nation’s supply chains afloat.”
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