Cheryl Capps steers her function through chaos and joins Corning’s Senior Leadership Team, 100 most influential women in supply chain, and Top 100 Women Leaders of New York.
A giant cargo ship wedged in the Suez Canal may have been the most theatrical example of a supply chain disruption, gripping the world with its story in 2021. But it was just one of many that Corning and its suppliers faced this year.
Internet memes and pop culture references abounded when the hapless container ship got stuck. What wasn’t immediately clear: the fallout.
Corning watched as an order of optical fiber sat stuck on the ship, but was also buzzing with problem solving fervor to redirect and reschedule 3000 more shipments that were caught behind it.
It takes a village – in Corning’s case, a team of more than 1,500 supply chain experts around the world – to navigate the landscape. People, when paired with carefully crafted processes and tools, helped Corning endure and overcome twelve times the average year’s supply chain disruptions.
The industry noticed.
In 2021, Corning was named the National Business Inclusion Consortium’s “Best of the Best” for the sixth consecutive year, as well as a high achiever in supply chain by the National Association of Manufacturers. And as the year drew to a close, Cheryl Capps, senior vice president and chief supply chain officer, was identified as one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Supply Chain.
Selected for exceptional performance in areas such as innovation excellence, sustainability, and transformation excellence, Cheryl is among the “supply chain’s most accomplished female executives and next generation leaders.”
And further recognizing how critical supply chain management continues to be for Corning’s success, the company appointed Cheryl to its Senior Leadership Team (SLT) in January 2022. Corning’s SLT is led by the chief executive officer and together sets vision and action plans for the company.
None of these achievements was a solo effort, Cheryl said. The village that braved an unprecedented year together is behind this and other recognitions Corning has received.