APQC’S Marisa Brown Named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive's 2022 Pros to Know List

(HOUSTON, TEXAS – March 31, 2022)Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the only publication covering the entire global supply chain, has named Marisa Brown, APQC senior principal research lead for supply chain management, as one of its winners of the 2022 Pros to Know award, which recognizes outstanding executives whose accomplishments offer a roadmap for other leaders looking to leverage supply chain for competitive advantage. This is the second time Brown has won the award, after also being named a winner in 2020.

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“It is a true honor to be included in a group of so many outstanding professionals who are making a difference in how the supply chain impacts not just business, but also our daily lives,” said Brown. “APQC is focused on delivering benchmarks, best practices, and thought leadership to help organizations build transformative and sustainable improvement in their supply chains. I couldn’t enjoy more the opportunity to share our research with the supply chain community.”

“When I look back at past Pros to Know winners, I see many individuals who accomplished a lot of great achievements. But this year’s winners are reinventing what it means to be a supply chain professional. This year’s winners are intuitive, adaptive, and so super smart, and continue to push the envelope when it comes to everything supply chain-related,” said Marina Mayer, Editor-in-Chief of Supply & Demand Chain Executive and Food Logistics. “We received over 360 nominations this year, the highest number of nominations ever for this award. It’s proof that today’s supply chain professionals are not only doing great things for the supply chain, but are also being supported by their teams, peers, and partners.”

The full list of 2022 Pros to Know winners is available at www.SDCExec.com. The overall winner will be announced live at MODEX 2022 in Atlanta. Go to www.SDCExec.com/awards to learn more about upcoming Supply & Demand Chain Executive awards.

As APQC’s supply chain research lead, Brown examines best practices, benchmarks, and innovation in supply chain planning, procurement, supplier relationship management, logistics, manufacturing, and product development. She combines quantitative and qualitative research to offer APQC members in-depth analysis and actionable insights to make their supply chains more effective, efficient, and strategic. Brown has written hundreds of reports and articles for APQC on a wide range of topics including annual supply chain priorities and challenges, improving procure-to-pay processes, frameworks for creative problem solving in supply chain, sustainability, post-disruption innovation, how AI is driving new skills, open innovation, collaboration, and counterfeits in supply chain. Her newest report is Order-to-Cash: Managing for Success in Disruptive Times.

Brown is a sought-after speaker and media contributor. She pens monthly articles for Supply & Demand Chain Executive and authors the Benchmarks column in each issue of Supply Chain Management Review. She has also been featured in Forbes, CFO.com, PayTech, SupplyChainBrain, IndustryWeek, and Supply Chain World, among others. Brown collaborates regularly with universities and industry associations to position supply chain as a career of choice and has spoken at numerous conferences and user events.


APQC helps organizations work smarter, faster, and with greater confidence. It is the world’s foremost authority in benchmarking, best practices, process and performance improvement, and knowledge management. APQC’s unique structure as a member-based nonprofit makes it a differentiator in the marketplace. APQC partners with more than 500 member organizations worldwide in all industries. With more than 40 years of experience, APQC remains the world’s leader in transforming organizations. Visit us at www.apqc.org, and learn how you can make best practices your practices.


Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the only supply chain publication covering the entire global supply chain, focusing on trucking, warehousing, packaging, procurement, risk management, professional development and more. Supply & Demand Chain Executive and sister publication Food Logistics are also home to L.I.N.K. and L.I.N.K. Educate podcast channels, L.I.N.K. Live, SCN Summit, SupplyChainLearningCenter.com and more. Go to www.SDCExec.com to learn more.