Melissa Runge

Principal

Atlanta, Georgia

Melissa is an accomplished Supply Chain, Customer Experience and Data Visualization Consultant driven by a passion to optimally align business strategy with people, processes, and technology. 

ABOUT MELISSA

Melissa Runge has over 20 years’ experience bringing transparency and understanding to clients’ supply chain spend across primary logistics disciplines including transportation, fulfillment and distribution.

Previously, Melissa held positions at such Fortune 500 companies as UPS, Georgia Pacific, Kimberly Clark and AGCO which has given her a unique 360 degree understanding of customer success, sales operations, contract negations and data analytics.

Melissa is often asked to speak at the largest Supply Chain events across the country. She is a frequent contributor to publications such as Inbound Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive, as well as being a member of CHIEF, a CSCMP mentor and Track Chair. In addition, Melissa sits on the Board of Directors as Treasurer for Girl Talk and Metropolitan Counseling
Services and is a member of the Board for Technology Association of Georgia.

FUNCTION AND SPECIALIZATION

EDUCATION, LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

University of Kentucky

Bachelor of Business Administration

Oglethorpe University

Master of Business Administration

Project Management Institute (PMI)

Project Management Professional (PMP)

MEMBERSHIPS

Board Member

Girl Talk

Board Member

Metropolitan Counseling Services

Board Member

Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce

“Navigating the Pandemic Panel Discussion”

Technology Association of Georgia

“Transforming Supply Chains from Reactive to Proactive Using Data Analytics”

Petroleum Packing Council

“Strategies to Combat Rising Transportation Surcharge Costs”

AWARDS

Supply & Demand Chain Executive

“Women in Supply Chain” 2020

100 “Provider Pro to Know”

2018 and 2021

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Functional/Operational

Industry

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