This magazine's August 2010 cover story looked at the strides women have made in assuming logistics leadership roles. In that article, we cited several examples of women who have made it into the upper echelon of the supply chain ranks. But as we recently learned, perhaps no company has achieved as much in this regard as the retailing giant Best Buy Co.
At Best Buy, Daniel Currie runs the show as senior vice president, global supply chain. But Currie's seven direct reports are all women. Five hold vice president positions, with four having the words "supply chain" in their titles. (The fifth is vice president of business information.) The remaining two women reporting to Currie hold senior director titles—one in finance and the other in human resources.