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Honors and Awards

Fortna, and its clients, have received numerous distinguished awards from industry, business and community organizations for exceptional performance and leadership.

Honors and Awards

Great Supply Chain Partner Award by SupplyChainBrain 

Great Supply Chain Partner
Five-Time Winner: 2010, 201120122013 and 2014

This award is one of our favorites, as it is based solely on nominations by our Clients for solutions that have made a significant impact on their company’s efficiency, customer service and overall supply chain performance.

Past Client Nominations include:

"Their manager learned our business model and understood our culture."

"They provided expertise in areas we lacked and didn’t try to exploit that for more business."

"Each time we engage with them, we get more value for our dollar than any other firm we have worked with."

"They are a no-nonsense, straight-to-the-savings consultancy that is a breath of fresh air to this client."

"They offer robust support, they are constantly innovating, and they are open to input from the customer."

"They demonstrated first-class customer-focused services in DC process and facility design."

"When we work with Fortna, we feel they are an extension of our company, and we deeply value our relationship."


Pros to Know 2011  Pros to Know
Supply & Demand Chain Executive

This honor is awarded to individuals who have helped their clients or the supply chain community prepare to meet the significant challenges in the year ahead.

2015 Pros to Know: Marc Austin, Managing Director, EMEA; Russ Meller, Vice President R&D; and John A. White III, President

2014 Pros to Know: Andrew Breckenridge, Executive Vice President; Nikko Pianetto, Vice President, Software; and Phil Quartel, Senior Director

2013 Pros to Know: David Farmer, Group Vice President; Rich Seidel, Vice President, Project Management; and Scott Miner, Group Vice President, Supply Chain Services

2012 Pros to Know:  Mike Dunn, Group Vice President; Brent Tymensky, Vice President, Design Engineering; and Steve Johnson, Director, Supply Chain Services

2011 Pros to Know:  Albert Avalos, Senior Vice President, and Justin O'Toole, Vice President


Supply Demand Chain Executive 100 of 2012

Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 List: Great Supply Chain Projects
Five-Time Winner:  2010-2014

2014:  Fortna was awarded for its work with Tech Data. The winning project included rolling out a single, integrated software solution across Tech Data’s entire North American distribution network. Fortna’s Warehouse Control System – FortnaWCS™– was at the core of the solution.   

2013:  Fortna was awarded for its work with a large apparel retailer who was expecting phenomenal growth and wanted a long-term strategy to support its multiple channels. Fortna helped the company retrofit its existing distribution center so that it can process twice as many orders and fulfill an order in half the time. Most importantly, the retailer has a roadmap for the future and the distribution capacity to take on new brands and products.

2012:  Fortna was recognized for its work with a major retailer whose distribution centers could not keep up with the company’s growth rate of 30 new stores per year. By remapping its distribution process and retrofitting its distribution centers, the retailer cut in half the time it takes to ship from DC to store and reduced distribution operations cost by $23 million.

2011:  Fortna was honored for its project at MSC Industrial that was the single biggest cost-cutting initiative in MSC’s history. The company saw a 62% improvement in productivity, a double-digit ROI, improved cash flow and better employee morale.

2010:  Fortna was named to the SDCE 100 List for the first time in the consulting category.  


Fortna Clients on Rainmakers List
DC Velocity

The selection for this award is based on nominations for individuals who made a significant contribution to the logistics and supply chain profession.

2014 Rainmakers:  Fortna Client, Chris Rork at Carter's

2013 Rainmakers:  Fortna President, John White, and Fortna Client, Mark Hilborn at Petco

2012 Rainmakers:  Fortna Clients, Jeff Reagan at MSC Industrial Supply and Joyce Maruniak at Advance Auto Parts

2011 Rainmakers:  Fortna Clients, Mike Perkins at L.L.Bean and Donald Walker at McKesson Pharmaceutical

2010 Rainmakers:  Fortna Clients, Catherine Cooper at OHL, Charlie Guardiola at Burlington Coat Factory and Doug Jones at MSC Industrial Supply




Partner Performance Club MVP
Manhattan Associates
Seven-Time Winner: 2009 - 2015

As a Manhattan Value Partner, Fortna brings added value to client engagements through our vertical industry knowledge and technical expertise that deliver the promise of the Manhattan software suite.


Food Logistics 100 List
Food Logistics Magazine
Three-Time Winner:  2012, 2013 and 2014

The FL100 award recognizes leading software and technology providers whose products and services play a significant role in food and beverage supply chains. This award acknowledges Fortna’s success in helping food and beverage companies drive competitive advantage by streamlining their complex distribution operations.


Capital BlueCross Worksite Wellness Award
Two-Time Winner: 2013 and 2014

Fortna received the Capital BlueCross Worksite Wellness Award in the large company category. The honor is awarded to companies who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to improving the culture of health for their employees. Fortna is proud to serve as a role model for other companies in worksite wellness. .


Outstanding Material Handling Logistics Content
2011 Winner

Fortna’s white paper, "Building a Business Case for Your Material Handling System Investment," was awarded the Outstanding Material Handling Logistics Content Award by the College Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CICMHE). The award recognizes those who have made a strong contribution to the industry. Academic and industry judges evaluate the contributions based on educational value, clarity of presentation, and contribution to the material handling industry.



Fortna President, member of ISyE Advisory Board
Georgia Tech

President, John A. White III has been named to the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE) Advisory Board at Georgia Tech for the 2010 – 2014 term.