Press Release – March 2016

Press Release


“Supply & Demand Chain Executive selects Barbara Ardell of Paladin Associates as 2016 Pro to Know

Atlanta, March 2, 2016

Paladin Associates is pleased to announce that Barbara Ardell, Vice President and Influencing Change Practice Leader has been selected by Supply & Demand Chain Executive* as a 2016 “Pro to Know”. The “Pros to Know” Award recognizes Supply Chain executives that are leading initiatives to help prepare companies’ supply chains for the significant challenges of today’s business climate

Supply Chain leaders must be effective at influencing change in order to manage the varied and complex change challenges they often face simultaneously. Barbara Ardell recognized critical supply chain skill gaps in the areas of change management and influence skills, and has introduced a best-in-class solution, Influencing Change, to address those needs.The program is based on VitalSmarts’ NY Times best seller, Influencer, which has been named as the Change Management Approach of the Year by MIT/Sloan Management Review. Two new courses entitled Crucial Conversations and Crucial Accountability for Supply Chain, also based on the NY Times bestsellers, have been tailored specifically for Supply Chain and are now available.

Barbara Ardell brings a unique perspective to Supply Chain with her intersecting skills in strategic sourcing, change management, quality, training, and eSourcing. With over 20 years of experience as a strategic sourcing professional, she spent the early part of her career with Procter & Gamble’s world class Procurement organization where she sourced a variety of direct and indirect materials. Barbara actively sought partnership with VitalSmarts to bring their ground breaking Influencer approach to Procurement.

About Paladin Associates Inc.:

Paladin Associates, Inc. is a Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Services company that partners with Clients to reduce their cost of purchased goods and services and increase the effectiveness of Supply Chain organizations. Visit for additional information, case studies, and client testimonials.

*Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, utilizing hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints and unbiased case studies to steer executives and supply management professionals through the complicated, yet critical, world of supply and demand chain enablement to gain competitive advantage .For more information:

Press contact:

Barbara Ardell
(770) 315-1581