Heather Mueller Named One of the First “Women in Supply Chain” Award Winners

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Breakthrough COO is recognized as a female trailblazer in the supply chain industry.

Breakthrough, a pioneer in the field of transportation energy and information management, is proud to announce that Heather Mueller, chief operating officer—supply chain, has won the first Women in Supply Chain Award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine.

Before starting her role as a chief operating officer of supply chain at Breakthrough in 2018, Mueller also held various roles such as the vice president of Breakthrough experience and the director of market creation and culture. She received her bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Minnesota—Carlson School of Management and attained her MBA at University Chicago—Booth School of Business.

“I am thrilled to be a part of an organization that was founded with the idea of challenging the status quo and who pushes itself to do the same today. As the needs of the supply chain rapidly evolve this philosophy is more critical than ever before.,” said Mueller, “I am confident the Breakthrough team will deliver innovative solutions to meet those needs and help to shape the future of our industry.“

The Women in Supply Chain award honors female supply chain leaders and executives whose accomplishments, mentorship, and examples set a foundation for women to advance all levels of a company’s supply chain network.

“We received over 200 entries for this new award, entries that were submitted from a combination of men and women. This proves that our industry needed an award like this,” said Marina Mayer, editor-in-chief of Supply & Demand Chain Executive and Food Logistics. “According to Gartner’s 2020 Women in Supply Chain Survey, 17% of chief supply chain officers are now women—a 6% increase compared to 2019. This award resembles females supporting other female leaders; men supporting their female counterparts. It resembles the future. It represents growth, evolution and community. And, that future shows that it’s a great time to be a part of the supply chain industry. So, congratulations to these top female leaders. I look forward to seeing what else you do to grow the supply chain industry.”

The 2020 Women in Supply Chain winners will be listed on Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s website at www.sdcexec.com. The recipients of this award will be showcased in SDCE’s September issue.




Breakthrough is a leading innovator in energy and transportation management, dedicated to creating transparent strategies for the world’s leading shippers. By leveraging their robust dataset of over 16 million annual shipments and more than 1 billion gallons of fuel, Breakthrough uncovers freight optimizations and removes distortion from traditional transportation practices. Together, with their shipper clients, Breakthrough is transforming the transportation industry by building a more effective freight ecosystem. The company has received the prestigious “Winning Through Innovation” award from Unilever and is a five-time recipient of Procter & Gamble’s “External Business Partner Excellence Award.” Learn more on Breakthrough’s website.


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