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Supply & Demand Chain Executive Names Brian Carlson, Cornerstone Edge Principal, as Recipient of 2024 Pros to Know Award

Valparaiso, IN—Mar. 8, 2023Cornerstone Edge, an all-in-one supply chain services partner that works with businesses to use their supply chain as a differentiator, today announced Principal, Brian Carlson, has been named a 2024 recipient of the Pro To Know award in the lifetime achievement category. The award recognizes outstanding executives whose accomplishments offer a roadmap for other leaders looking to leverage the supply chain for competitive advantage. 

Brian has spent his career finding dependable, realistic, and effective solutions for improving supply chain efficiencies. With his data-centric approach, his day revolves around data analysis, understanding the unique supply chain needs of a client, and calculating risk versus reward. With a full understanding of the operation in hand, Brian can put his creativity to work by developing different options to address supply chain needs, be it software recommendations, training sessions, facility changes, purchasing re-alignment, or full-scale technology implementations. 

“Many of today’s supply chain pros are more than just leaders within their space; they’re innovators, decision-makers, pioneers of change and growth. They’ve spent the last year (and more) 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.”

“I’m truly humbled to receive this distinction, and I want to extend my sincere congratulations to all the other deserving winners,” said Brian Carlson. “Their achievements speak volumes about their dedication and talent and all they’ve done to make our supply chains more resilient. I’m eager to see what else these innovators accomplish in the years to come.”

Looking ahead, Brian plans to continue focusing on supply chain efficiencies for his customers. However, he also understands that sustainability in product development, LEED considerations, transportation, and other factors are important as we consider environmental challenges while maintaining profitable and efficient operations. He will be paying equal attention to that.

Recipients of this year’s award will be profiled in Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s March 2024 issue, which will be distributed at MODEX 2024 and at

About Cornerstone Edge

Cornerstone Edge is an all-in-one supply chain services partner that works with businesses to use their supply chain as a differentiator. The company empowers some of today’s fastest-growing brands to take their supply chains to the next level by delivering strategy, enhancing productivity, and providing technical guidance. Cornerstone Edge is committed to leveraging their client’s knowledge and marrying that with their own expertise to create innovative solutions to the challenges slowing down their client’s supply chain. Small enough to care, but strong enough to deliver — that’s Cornerstone Edge. Go to to learn more.

About Supply & Demand Chain Executive

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. Supply & Demand Chain Executive and its sister publication, Food Logistics, also operate SCN Summit and the Women in Supply Chain Forum. Go to to learn more.


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