Marty Tendler Receives Center for Supply Chain Management Distinguished Service Award

untitledMr. Marty Tendler, VP and Director of Procurement and Logistics for Nestle Purina PetCare, and Past Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Center, received a distinguished Service Award at the 2014 Annual Distingiuished Guest Speaker Series on November 20, 2014. The Center recognizes individuals or a group of individuals whose contribution to the growth of the Center are beyond their call.

Marty Tendler is a native of West Haven, Connecticut.  Marty graduated in 1974 from Iowa State University with a Degree in Business and History.  Mr. Tendler has been with Nestle Purina PetCare for 40 years and is the VP and Director of Procurement and Logistics.

Mr. Tendler has worked in the Petfood, Protein, Soybean and the Domestic and International Agricultural Feed operations, and has spent his entire career in supply chain. 

Marty is a member of the National Freight Transportation Association and National Industrial Transportation League where he served five years as the Chairman of the Highway Committee. 

Marty is currently on the Board of Directors for the World Trade Center and Chair emeritus of the Board for Center of Supply Chain Management Studies at St. Louis University. 

Marty Tendler Comments

First of all I would like to thank everyone at the Center for Supply Chain Management Studies for the recognition.  I would have been here to receive the award but I had a higher calling, my granddaughter insisted we all go to Disney World for the week.   She is almost four and she is in charge!   I know she will be a great candidate in the Supply Chain Courses at SLU. 

Sixteen years ago Dr. Kwon, Dr. Hamilton and many of us from the business community set our sights to develop a program at SLU to help educate and train supply chain professionals on what truly is supply chain.

Today, I look at what has been accomplished at SLU – we are offering what I consider top tier supply chain programs.

We have seen SLU’s academic curriculum embracing the supply chain management area for undergraduates along with the MBA program.

Through the efforts of the center, many businesses in the community have the benefit of SLU’s advanced research in supply chain to make our businesses more competitive in the global world we live in today.

As all of you know the world is changing fast,  which means the Center will continue to offer not only the basics in supply chain,  but,  will continue to look out to tomorrow and beyond to deliver the highest level of supply chain expertise for our businesses, students and the community.

Again, thank you for the recognition and I will tell Mickey and my granddaughter that they owe me for missing today’s ceremony.

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