Railinc Chief Information Officer and Vice President Joan Smemoe has been honored with the 2022 Women in Supply Chain Award by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine. This award honors female supply chain leaders and executives whose accomplishments, mentorship and examples set a foundation for women in all levels of a company’s supply chain network.

This year’s list includes women from software and service providers, retail and warehousing centers, trucking and transportation firms, sourcing and procurement divisions, and more, all who have made a significant difference in the supply chain and their companies this year.

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"In a traditionally male dominated field, women are climbing through the ranks of the supply chain to solve problems, create resiliency and transform legacy processes,” Marina Mayer, editor in chief of Supply & Demand Chain Executive and Food Logistics, said. “Supply & Demand Chain Executive wants to champion these women who are truly making a difference in an effort to thank them for their leadership as well as inspire possible future leaders who may not have known the supply chain was a place they could call home in the past. This type of strategy is not only helpful from an ethical and inclusive standpoint, but also an important business strategy."

Smemoe leads a team of more than 100 technology professionals who support freight rail operations across North America, and provides the vision and leadership for Railinc’s industry-leading data, product development, and information systems platforms. She previously oversaw the adoption of Railinc’s Clear Path System which helps railroads plan, monitor, and execute the movement of trains through some of the busiest terminals in North America.

Smemoe joined Railinc in 2006 as a senior software developer and has since served as a project development manager, senior manager of application engineering, director of application engineering, and director of Railinc’s project management office. She has held her current title since 2018.

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