Kristi Talley, Railinc’s director of customer experience, was named one of the winners of this year’s Women in Supply Chain Award by Supply & Demand Chain Executive and Food Logistics. 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.

View the full list of winners here.

“Women have been making a significant impact in supply chain management, contributing to the growth and innovation of the supply chain industry. As more women join the supply chain workforce, they bring diverse perspectives that can help address complex supply chain 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. Congratulations to all the winners, those who nominated others and the bravery of those who nominated themselves,” adds Sarah Barnes-Humphrey, founder of Let’s Talk Supply Chain podcast and Blended Pledge project, both exclusive sponsors of the Women in Supply Chain award.

As director of customer experience, Kristi helps guide dozens of Railinc team members as they support thousands of freight rail and intermodal shippers. The innovative solutions and customer support her team members provide keep the North American supply chain moving. Under her guidance, her team uses customer feedback on biannual surveys to better connect with customers, collect experience data, and drive product change by learning customers’ needs and wants.

Kristi has over twenty years of experience in the freight rail industry and previously served as the director of industry relations at Railinc. In addition to her dedication to work, she spends her free time volunteering at local nonprofits like the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina to fight hunger issues in the Triangle community.

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.