United States-February 12, 2024, 09:00 AM
Award recognizes influential individuals in the industry whose achievements, hard work and vision have shaped the global cold food supply chain
Food Logistics has named Infor’s Mikael Bengtsson and Marcel Koks as winners of this year’s Rock Stars of the Supply Chain award for the Lifetime Achievement Category, which recognizes influential individuals whose achievements, hard work and vision have shaped the global cold food supply chain.
"Supply chain rock stars are the backbone of the cold food chain. The words used to describe many of this year’s winners range from collaborative, passionate, innovative and forward-thinking to inspired, driven and dependable," says Marina Mayer, editor-in-chief of Food Logisticsand Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “New this year, we broke the award down into four distinct categories: Top Warehousing Stars; Top Shippers; Rising Stars; and Lifetime Achievement. These winners continue to go above and beyond to improve food safety, enhance efficiency and disrupt supply chain disruptions.”
This is Koks' third year in a row winning this award given he is a seasoned food & beverage expert, who sets industry and solutions strategy for Infor’s food & beverage market. He analyzes trends in the space to determine which industry specific capabilities are needed in Infor’s enterprise applications platform.
Marcel Koks, Infor industry & solution strategy director
“Thank you for recognizing our efforts to streamline food and beverage supply chains and operations!” says Koks. “Digital technologies that gather and smartly use data can solve many problems. In 2024, we want to help even more businesses to adopt cloud services like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and data-driven automation.”
Bengtsson has an extensive background in the food & beverage industry and is a two-time winner of this award. He currently works with food & beverage companies to help them leverage technology to address industry challenges and improve profitability.
Mikael Bengtsson, Infor industry & solution strategy director
“I really appreciate the acknowledgement this year again!” shares Bengtsson. “The focus that Food Logistics is putting on this very important topic is great considering the many opportunities for improvements there are within the overall food and beverage supply chain; from farm-to-fork. At Infor we are very excited to work with our customers on how to leverage technology to optimize both the supply chain and the manufacturing itself, with the objective to increase efficiencies, reduce waste, and improve yields.”
Recipients of this year’s award will be profiled in Food Logistics’ Jan/Feb 2024 print issue and at http://www.FoodLogistics.com.
Go to https://foodl.me/u2nlsbsl to view the full list of winners.
Go to https://www.foodlogistics.com/awards to learn more about other Food Logistics’ awards.