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.
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
Master of Business Administration
Project Management Institute (PMI)
Project Management Professional (PMP)
Metropolitan Counseling Services
Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
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”
Supply & Demand Chain Executive
“Women in Supply Chain” 2020
100 “Provider Pro to Know”
2018 and 2021