The award recognizes supply chain leaders who are innovators and architects of efficient and responsible practices within the global supply chain industry.

WASHINGTON, DC – March 11, 2024Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the only publication covering the entire global supply chain, named Dan Luttner, Managing Partner at Plantensive, as one of the winners of this year’s Pros to Know award, which recognizes outstanding executives whose accomplishments are an example for other leaders looking to leverage supply chain for competitive advantage. This recognition is for the Lifetime Achievement category and marks the sixth consecutive year Plantensive leaders have won this distinguished award.

“Many of today’s supply chain pros are more than just leaders within their space; they’re innovators, decision makers and pioneers of change and growth. They’ve spent the last several years creating safer, more efficient supply chains,” says Marina Mayer, Editor-in-Chief of Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “New this year, we broke the award down into four distinct categories: Top Warehousing Stars; Top Procurement Stars; Rising Stars; and Lifetime Achievement. These winners continue to go above and beyond to overcome challenges, advance supply chain management and make the impossible, possible.”

In his role, Luttner is responsible for sales and marketing, primarily driving new business in the retail, consumer packaged goods (CPG), distribution and manufacturing industries. He also manages Plantensive’s partner channels, intra-Vaco activities and analyst relationships. Prior to joining MorganFranklin, Luttner served as Partner in Vaco’s supply chain division, which became Plantensive following the acquisition of MEBC Global. After joining Vaco in 2015, Luttner became Partner in 2018 and Managing Partner in 2021. He brings expertise in supply chain consulting, systems integration, change management and launching and scaling businesses across multiple industries. As a thought leader in the supply chain space, Luttner has contributed articles to Supply & Demand Chain Executive, AWS Industry Solutions, StrategicCFO360 and other publications.

“As someone who’s passionate about supply chain transformation, I’m honored to receive this award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive,” said Luttner. “We’re headed into an extremely exciting period over the next 12 months, as Plantensive further amplifies its revenue and transformational impact across our diverse client base. We’re enhancing offerings with advanced planning solutions and expanding our team with additional data science expertise for deeper machine learning insights. Additionally, Plantensive plans to introduce new service lines and expand our managed services division, continuing an established trajectory of innovation and client service excellence.”

As part of the Pros to Know application process, nominees were asked about recent achievements and initiatives, as well as their future goals. Under the co-management of Luttner and Managing Partner Derek Cesarz, Plantensive has emerged as a leading force in supply chain planning consulting firms, achieving unprecedented growth in both headcount and profitability over the past year through strategic industry recruitment and university collaborations, in addition to spearheading significant supply chain transformations.

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