2018 Supply Chain Award Winners

Procurement and Supplier Diversity Professionals Honored


September 19, 2018 – Indianapolis, IN.  More than 200 supply chain professionals came together to recognize 37 nominees during the first-annual Central Indiana Supply Chain Awards (CISCA), powered by BCforward, last week in Carmel, IN.  The event, organized by the Institute for Supply Management – Central Indiana (ISM) and the Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council (Mid-States MSDC), is the first of its kind in Central Indiana. 

Some of the area’s largest companies were represented, including, Anthem, Cummins Inc., Indianapolis Airport, Eli Lilly, KAR Auction Group, OneAmerica, IUPUI and The Proxima Group.


There were eight award categories and nine winners:

  • BCforward Thinking Award – Supplier Diversity, Eli Lilly
  • Supply Management/Chain Leader of the   Year – Ron Wright, KAR Auction   Services
  • Team   Excellence – Enterprise   Optimization Group, KAR Auction   Services
  • Supplier Diversity Advocate of the   Year – Shirley Tang-Audritsh, Eli   Lilly
  • Innovation   in Supply Chain – Business Process   Outsourcing Team, Anthem
  • Lifetime Achievement – Lisa Yoder (Posthumously), Cummins,   Inc.
  • Rising   StarGloria Chan, Anthem and Peter   Borges, KAR Auction Services
  • Top Academic – Mark Ippolito, IUPUI


A special award, the Lifetime Achievement Award, was awarded to and named in honor of the late Lisa Yoder, former Vice President of Global Supply Chain for Cummins. Yoder was an individual who consistently and passionately gave back to an industry she loved. She led with creativity and innovation, mentored and developed future generations of supply chain professionals, and delivered sustainable contributions throughout her career. Lisa was Cummins’ Vice President of Global Supply Chain through 2017 when she passed away from a long-fought battle with cancer. Throughout her tenure, she courageously led supply chain operations, which included Purchasing, Quality, Manufacturing, Planning and Logistics, Warehousing, Transportation, Trade Compliance, Environmental Management, and Health & Safety, for Cummins locations across the globe.

During her tenure leading the Supply Chain function at Cummins, Lisa successfully pulled each supply chain function and operation under one umbrella and established the strategy for the supply chain transformation in 2012. This was no small feat, as this transformation applied to 190 countries in which Cummins does business, thousands of employees and hundreds of processes. Lisa’s vision for a nearly 100-year-old company was instrumental in driving Cummins toward a transition to a centralized supply chain organization.


CISCA recognizes the best people, projects and corporations dedicated to excellence in Supply Chain in Central Indiana. Supply Chain management is an essential part of business and those involved in the profession are extremely valuable to corporate America and to the manufacturing, logistics and service industries in our region. CISCA was created to recognize supply chain professionals in Central Indiana who have shown innovation, perseverance, delivery of results and best practices to their businesses and/or organizations.


ISM-Central Indiana serves as a center of excellence in establishing and maintaining best-in-class professional standards of competency and conduct for the Procurement profession and its members in matters pertaining to research, education and certification. ISM is the largest supply management association in the world and is known for its standards of excellence, research and education.


The primary mission of the Mid-States MSDC is to promote and cultivate successful minority enterprises within the Central Illinois, Indiana and Eastern Missouri business communities. The Mid-States MSDC serves as an advocate for the economic well-being and growth of certified MBEs, while also providing a direct connection for corporations who are committed to purchasing products and services from Mid-States MSDC-certified MBEs.

ABOUT BCforward

BCforward is a global IT consulting and workforce fulfillment firm that provides services and resourcing for leading businesses and government organizations. For 20 years they have helped clients achieve their strategic goals. Their strong culture and clear values have enabled BCforward to become a market leader and best in class place to work.


Carolyn E. Mosby, 317.918.2335