Allison Sabia Named Recipient of 2023 Women in Supply Chain Award

The award honors female supply chain leaders and executives making a positive impact on the industry.

Food Logistics, the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of products through the global cold food supply chain, and Supply & Demand Chain  Executive, the only publication covering the entire global supply chain, named Galco president and CEO, Allison Sabia, as one of the winners of this year’s Women in Supply Chain Award, which 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. “I am honored to be recognized as a recipient of the 2023 Women in Supply Chain award,” said Sabia. “As a woman in an industry that has typically been dominated by men, this award shows that progress is being made to view men and women in the supply chain as equals.”

“This year, we received over 400 submissions, the highest number of applications not only for this award but also for all of our awards. What’s more, 118 of those applications were submitted by male counterparts, nominating their boss, co-worker or associate. Last year, that ϐigure was just at 75,” said Marina Mayer, Editor-in-Chief of Food Logistics and Supply and demand Chain Executive. “From truck drivers to CEOs, what these winners are doing matters to the future of all supply chains.”

“Women have been making a significant impact in supply chain management, contributing to the growth and innovation of the industry. As more women join the supply chain workforce, they bring diverse perspectives that can help address complex problems and improve global supply chain operations. It is important that we empower, recognize, and elevate these achievements through initiatives like the Women in Supply Chain Award, as seen through the overwhelming response,” added Sarah Barnes-Humphrey, founder of

Let’s Talk Supply Chain podcast and Blended Pledge project, are both exclusive sponsors of the Women in Supply Chain award. “Congratulations to all the winners.”


Over the past year, Sabia’s accomplishments include growing Galco’s Product Management team by 12 to improve efϐiciencies and further relationship development with manufacturer partners. Furthermore, with the new global distribution center — now doubled in size — she piloted new initiatives through streamlining product placement and increasing warehouse staff by 25 percent. This allowed warehouse management to implement new systems to further improve efϐiciency, resulting in an increased fulϐillment rate of 98 percent.

Go to to view the full list of winners. Recipients will be honored at this year’s Women in Supply Chain Forum, set to take place November 14-15, 2023 in Atlanta, Ga. Go to to register and learn more.

About Galco

Founded in 1975 and headquartered in Madison Heights, Mich., Galco is a leading eCommerce-driven, MRO-focused distributor of industrial and commercial electrical and electronic control, automation and motion, lighting, and power transmission products. Galco specializes in the distribution of hard-to-find products and offers a full suite of customer services including custom-engineered systems and both send-in and on-site repair. For more information, visit

About Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive

Food    Logistics reaches more than 26,000 supply chain executives in the global food and beverage industries, including executives in the food sector (growers, producers, manufacturers, wholesalers, and grocers) and the logistics section (transportation, warehousing, distribution, software, and technology) who share a mutual interest in the operations and business aspects of the global cold food supply chain. 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. Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive also operate SCN Summit and Women in Supply Chain Forum. Go to and to learn more.