Press Release: GAINS Co-Founder Named a 2023 Supply Chain Pro to Know


Supply & Demand Chain Executive award recognizes Bill Benton as an outstanding executive whose expertise and vision has driven rapid results for GAINS customers

CHICAGO – March 23, 2022 – GAINS, a leading provider of cloud-based solutions for optimizing supply chain performance, is proud to announce that Supply & Demand Chain Executive has named Bill Benton, GAINS’ Co-Founder, a 2023 Supply Chain Pro to Know. This award recognizes his outstanding supply chain leadership that improves inventory performance, delivers pragmatic ML/AI innovations, and inspires businesses to launch environmental initiatives that result in positive change.

As GAINS’ co-founder, Bill focuses on product strategy, customer relationships and value creation, sustainability initiatives, and empowering partnerships. Known for his expertise and hands-on engagement, Bill has helped supply chain executives define their organization’s roadmap for success for decades. GAINS’ customers collaborate with Bill to identify creative continuous supply chain planning strategies to drive rapid results in volatile times.

“This year’s list is filled with supply chain professionals whose achievements and success stories have helped move the needle in the supply chain. They promote safety, sustainability, and workforce development. They work toward helping heal the supply chain. They’re actually in the supply chain,” says Marina Mayer, Editor-in-Chief of Supply & Demand Chain Executive and Food Logistics. “We received close to 400 nominations this year, the highest number of nominations ever for this award. It’s proof that today’s supply chain professionals are doing great things for the supply chain. They embody what a true leader should be. And, without their initiatives, programs, and collaborative efforts, today’s supply chains would be in worse shape.”

“It’s an honor to be recognized by the selection committee of Supply & Demand Chain Executive,” said Bill Benton, Co-Founder of GAINS. “My passion for using continuously-advancing analytics to improve supply chain performance for GAINS’ customers has been the predominant inspiration throughout my career. Whether in the planning trenches or customers’ board rooms, devising achievable tactics and strategies to tackle their supply chain challenges, the collaborative nature of the process has been the most fulfilling. Thank you for this award and to GAINS’ customers whom I’ve partnered with over the years for their trust and inspiration.”

About Supply & Demand Chain Executive

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. Supply & Demand Chain Executive and sister publication Food Logistics are also home to L.I.N.K. and L.I.N.K. Educate podcast channels, L.I.N.K. Live, SCN Summit,, Women in Supply Chain Forum and more. Go to to learn more. 


At GAINS, we help customers keep their promises by democratizing supply chain planning. The GAINS Supply Chain Performance Optimization Platform helps businesses large and small Move Forward FasterSM with greater agility, resilience, confidence, and sustainability. The GAINS AI-driven cloud platform delivers continuous cost and profit optimization via machine learning, proven algorithms, and actionable analytics for global manufacturing, distribution, retail, and service parts/maintenance operations. Innovative design combined with the GAINS Proven-Path-to-Performance (P3)SM methodology enables rapid onboarding, increased sales, inventory turns, and service levels with reduced operating costs. GAINS proudly provides digital supply chain planning expertise to industry leaders like Graybar, Honda Motors, Menards, Rockwell Automation, Stuller, and Textron Aviation. For more information, visit

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