Each year, AEO honors one associate who has achieved significant accomplishments, personifies our values and who has left an indelible impact on our company and people. Over the next several weeks, we will spotlight the top three finalists for the 2019 AEO ICON.
Meet Jen Baiker, Sr. Director- Supply Chain Services & Excellence. Jen was nominated for the 2019 AEO ICON award for her efforts in leading a variety of key supply chain initiatives. At the highest level, Jen drove significant improvements that resulted in time and cost reductions as well as enabled efficiencies that spanned the entire supply chain.
By leading others through our REAL Values, applying her passion for logistics and coupling that with her technical expertise, Jen project managed several key initiatives that increased velocity of incoming freight and significantly reduced transit time to stores and customers. Through her commitment to various service improvements, she has helped lay the foundation for the supply chain to become a competitive advantage for AEO, Inc. and has begun leading the way for future enhancements and innovation, both contractually and operationally. Jen also drove significant cost reductions over various programs as a result of process improvements and the move to more automated platforms.
Lastly, it is important to note the impact she has on our people. Jen’s team grew from 10 to 25 in 2019. During this time, she prioritized the entire department’s engagement with our strategies while demonstrating optimism and enthusiasm for the supply chain of the future vision.
Kudo’s Jen, we thank you for your leadership and contribution to AEO, Inc.!