Proven Leadership in Supply Chain Business Transformation

Katy is a senior consultant with Columbus Consulting. Katy has over 38 years of experience across multiple functional disciplines including: Planning and Allocation, Merchandising, Supply Chain Management, and Vendor Compliance. She has led Logistics strategy, process, and systems implementation initiatives at several leading US Retailers, Manufacturers and Third-Party Logistics Providers and has had repeated success in providing significant improvements in both costs as well as service. 


  • Arizona State University, W.P. Carey School of Business
    • Professor of Supply Chain Management
  • Medical Supplies Client
    • Performed an inbound transportation assessment and 2-year roadmap for people, process and systems implementation.
  • At Home
    • Developed a 3-year Supply Chain Roadmap and implemented new transportation management processes, conducted a DC network site analysis and supported implementation of the new DC       
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
    • Implemented new vendor compliance processes and technology to support the supply chain Restructured to support scaling At Home nationally
  • Dearfoams
    • Led project to implement a long-term distribution strategy including selection of and negotiation with 3PL.  Implemented supply chain metrics for performance improvement.
  • Big Lots Stores, Inc.  – Vice President, Transportation Services & Vendor Compliance 2004-2012
  • Borden Foods, Inc.  – Vice President, Demand Chain 1993-2001


  • Logistics & Supply Chain
  • Transportation
  • Demand Management
  • Order Fulfillment
  • Distribution Operations
  • Vendor Compliance
  • Allocation


  • Business Process Redesign
  • Leadership
  • Retail Consultant


  • Visionworks
  • Big Lots
  • At Home
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Dearfoams
  • Gordmans

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