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Catena Solutions 2023 Year in Review

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It’s been an incredible year at Catena Solutions. We’ve added to our talented team, refined our expertise, and have made an impact on numerous organizations and in our communities.

As 2023 comes to a close, we want to recognize our accomplishments, all of which wouldn’t be possible without our team’s hard work and the support of our clients. This year, we:

Received three industry awards

Catena Solutions was recognized by SupplyChainBrain as a 2023 Great Supply Chain Partner for our work helping a global snack food company evolve their supply chain to drive growth and value.

Vice President Jennifer D’Angelo was also a recipient of the Supply & Demand Chain Executive and Food Logistics 2023 Women in Supply Chain Award for offering invaluable expertise and resources to ensure the smooth execution of successful and timely initiatives at Catena.

Additionally, Vice President Geoff Coltman was named a Supply & Demand Chain Executive 2023 “Pros to Know” for his longtime industry contributions and leadership experience.

Helped over 90 clients with transformative projects

We reached major project milestones and made an impact on various projects at supply chain-based companies. Featured projects include:

  • Strategized a three-year roadmap for North American plant-based growth for a multinational food and beverage company. Learn more.
  • Revamped the Supply & Demand portion of a Fortune 500 food company’s Integrated Business Planning process. Learn more.
  • Created a transportation and logistics strategy for a seafood supplier that will lead to 30-40% transportation cost savings. Learn more.
  • Developed a suite of dashboards to bring a global snack company greater supply chain and finance visibility. Learn more.
  • Spearheaded the change management process for an ingredient company’s order-to-cash redesign in Europe. Learn more.

Were featured in 33 pieces across 17 publications

Numerous top industry publications showcased our expertise and project work. Here’s a look at a few featured articles:

Published two Trends & Insights reports

We were thrilled to publish two Trends & Insights reports this year, with the first edition on transformation and the second on innovation. The report pulls together industry news and our team’s unique experience to provide insights into topics affecting supply chain-based companies. Click here to download the transformation edition and here for the innovation edition.

Hosted two events with the ACMP Midwest Chapter

We sponsored and hosted two events with the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP) Midwest Chapter, bringing together change management experts and practitioners to network and discuss matters impacting the industry. The first session, hosted by Change Management & Organizational Design Expert Eric Ford, focused on cultivating “best-self” practices for change leaders. The second session, hosted by Change Management Expert Iyaz Khan, focused on teaching the fundamentals of building a culture to sustain change.

Gave back to our community

Ensuring our employees have the time and resources to volunteer is crucial to Catena and what we stand for. This year, we gave back to numerous organizations, including Misericordia Heart of Mercy, Dare2Tri, Best Buddies of Illinois, Culinary Care, and more.

Received recognition for being a Top Workplace

Advanced Group and its family of companies, including Catena Solutions, was named a Chicago Tribune Top Workplace for 2023! The award highlights companies that prioritize the needs and well-being of their employees to unleash their full potential. Learn more about the award here.

Thank you to our partners, clients, and employees for supporting Catena’s mission and growth this year. We can’t wait to see what next year brings! Follow us on LinkedIn to keep up with company news and milestones.

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