SALT LAKE CITY–The Women In Trucking Association today is honoring Visible Supply Chain Management Executive Vice President Emma Leonard with the 2021 Top Woman To Watch award for her achievements in fostering growth, helping customers and mentoring other women in leadership. The award recognizes Leonard for her achievements while overseeing transportation and procurement for Visible.
Leonard’s leadership helps Visible fulfill more than 2 million orders per month, resulting in a 99.98% fulfillment accuracy rate. Through her restructuring and implementation, the company went from shipping 125 million packages in 2017 to 150 million packages in 2019, a nearly 20% jump in deliveries.
“Emma has exhibited strong leadership abilities by building and managing a cross-functional team of transportation professionals, analysts and managers. She has successfully implemented a new parcel pricing strategy and scaled that strategy to support Visible’s aggressive growth,” said Casey Adams, President of Visible. “Her efforts have played a major role in achieving double-digit revenue growth year over year.”
Leonard is a global supply chain expert with 21 years of in-depth leadership experience in supply chain, eCommerce, transportation, customer support and operations. During the last 18 months, she successfully renegotiated and implemented contracts, resulting in more than $1.8 million in savings for Visible’s B2B and B2C partners.
In an overwhelmingly male-dominated industry, Leonard advocates for gender equality in the supply chain space through her involvement in AWESOME (Achieving Women’s Excellence in Supply Chain Operations, Management and Education.) She is also a pillar for local women in logistics—mentoring her peers by organizing and facilitating local meetups and networking events.
Leonard immigrated to the U.S. from Ireland when she was a teen. Being a first-generation college graduate, she has taken a particular interest in mentoring women in school. Leonard was a Director of Advancement Services at Salt Lake Community College for two years and won an AAWCC Award (American Association for Women in Community Colleges) for bolstering philanthropy efforts.
The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) is a non-profit organization promoting the Top Women To Watch Award through the association’s official magazine, Redefining the Road.
“Leonard is being acknowledged because her accomplishments exemplify the mission of Women in Trucking,” said Brian S. Everett, Publisher, Redefining the Road magazine. “This noble mission is to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry.”
Since 1992, Visible Supply Chain Management has provided customized solutions for B2B and B2C organizations. With comprehensive services in e-commerce, direct sales, direct response and omnichannel, Visible can design effective strategies for clients that include transportation, logistics, brokerage, fulfillment and even custom packaging solutions.