Assistant food stores manager named supply chain "rising star"

02 Mar 2016
The Institute of Supply Management (ISM) and product sourcing platform ThomasNet have named Dan Kelly, ISU Dining Food Stores assistant manager, to their list of 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars.

Kelly oversaw the transition of his department from a traditional warehouse to a modified cross-dock, redesigned local routes for increased efficiency and responsiveness, and consolidated and reorganized departmental assets to reduce waste.

The initiatives produced positive results: On-hand inventory reduced by 64.3 percent. Inventory footprint waste was cut by 44.3 percent. Departmental expenses dropped by 5.7 percent. Paper retention decreased by 60 percent. The department removed over 30 tons of excess equipment and supplies from several storage nodes and donated 3 tons of uniforms, shoes and linen to a charity organization in Ghana.

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