SkyBitz Senior Vice President and General Manager, Henry Popplewell, Named Supply & Demand Chain Executive 2013 “Pros to Know” Award Winner
Global B2B Trade Publication Highlights Leading Supply Chain Executives
HERNDON, Va. – February 14, 2013 – SkyBitz®, the leader in remote asset tracking and information management solutions, today announced that Henry Popplewell, Senior Vice President and General Manager, won the Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s 2013 “Pros to Know Award”. The awards program honors exceptional supply chain executives at manufacturing and non-manufacturing enterprises who proactively work to improve either their own or their customers’ business functions and lead initiatives to help prepare their companies' supply chains for times ahead.
“The number of issues that can present themselves in one’s business truly run the gamut—from a dysfunctional product component found within a manufacturer’s tier three level of the supply chain to clarifying a business’s procurement strategy for reduced costs,” said Barry Hochfelder, Editor, Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “It’s not always initially clear as to how broad the scale of the supply chain and its challenges really is. If there are those present in the industry who are working to overcome such issues and grow the global supply chain at the same time, they should get the recognition they deserve for their achievements.”
“I am honored to be placed with such an accomplished group of supply chain executives. Throughout my career, and most recently at SkyBitz, I have seen first-hand how technology solutions for the transportation and supply chain industries have evolved to make a real impact to the bottom line. Businesses need access to actionable information to respond to conditions with accuracy and speed to be successful in the modern day supply chain,” said Henry Popplewell, Senior Vice President and General Manager, SkyBitz. “I attribute my acknowledgement as a testament to the dedicated team at SkyBitz and our commitment to providing our customers and partners with a robust portfolio of solutions, proven reliability and continued leadership in the remote asset management technology arena.”
SkyBitz has been able to help customers address the challenge of continual supply chain visibility even when power sources are not always available by offering a robust portfolio of asset management solutions. Remote asset management solutions provide valuable financial savings through reductions in capital expenditure and operating costs and can help to generate new revenue. In terms of efficiency, remote asset management solutions increase utilization of equipment and goods, optimize fleet dispatch, and improve routing efficiencies. Customer benefits include advanced integration and coordination with multiple players in the supply chain through improved in-transit asset visibility and communication.
Now in its 13th year, the Supply & Demand Chain Executive “Pros to Know” awards recognize both ends of the supply chain. This includes honoring the “providers,” which includes individuals from software firms, service providers, consultancies or academia who helped their supply chain clients or the supply chain community prepare to meet industry challenges. This also includes honoring the “practitioners,” e.g., those supply chain executives who demonstrated leadership by managing risk in the supply chain; provided competitive advantage; and delivered value to the bottom line.
The full list of 2013 “Pros to Know” awards winners will be available February 14th on www.sdcexec.com. The expanded awards coverage and winners list will appear in the March 2013 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine and online thereafter.
About SkyBitz, Inc.
SkyBitz, a wholly owned subsidiary of Telular Corporation (NASDAQ: WRLS), is a leader in global remote asset management solutions, and in providing real-time information on the location and status of assets. More than 800 enterprises rely on SkyBitz technology to achieve total asset visibility, improved security, lower operating and capital expenses, and enhanced customer service. SkyBitz delivers its solution via SkyBitz Insight, a secure web-based application that is fully customizable and requires no software downloads. For additional information, visit www.skybitz.com or the company blog at www.skybitz.com/blog.