Salzberg Awards Presented to Wharton’s Marshall Fisher and the Coca-Cola Company

Julie Niederhoff, Michael Kuligowski, Chieh-Shen Jason Lai, Marshall Fisher and Gary LaPoint posing next to a Salzberg banner

74th Annual Harry E. Salzberg Memorial Lecture Program was held Nov. 9, 2023, at the Whitman School. The Salzberg Medallion is one of the most prestigious awards in transportation and supply chain management.

The 2023 Salzberg Academic Medallion Award went to Professor Marshall Fisher of the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.

The Salzberg Industry Medallion Award was presented to the Coca-Cola Company.

Fisher, a professor of operations, information and decisions at the Wharton School, was recognized for five decades of contributions to the supply chain field, including more than 125 scholarly publications and many influential white papers. Fisher’s address to the attendees was “Curing the Addiction of Growth.”


Michael R. Kuligowski, head of global logistics services, accepted the industry award for the Coca-Cola Company. He presented “Coca-Cola Logistics Services: Making a Difference” on the beverage giant’s success.


Other  Awards Included:

• The Zinsmeister Award: Chieh-Sheng (Jason) Lai ’23
• The newly established Empower Women in Supply Chain Award, presented by the Didier Family: Caroline Kehoe ’24


• “Citrus Greening: Its Impact on the Citrus Supply Chain” by Whitman students Adele Bey-Smith ’24, Iliana Dezelic ’24, Lauren Perry ’24 (WSM/MAX), Ryan Tsuneishi ’25 and Thomas Wagner ’24
• “Supplier Diversity and Inclusion’s Role in Driving Economic Opportunity” by Darcy Hall, manager global supplier diversity, Micron
• “Leverage Supply Chain Customer Enablement to Drive Commercial Growth” by Michael Dominy ’90, vice president supply chain research, Gartner The annual Salzberg Program is made possible by the Franklin Supply Chain Management Board.

The lecture programs was followed by an academic research day.


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