Zebra’s Tami Froese, Kelly Nothaft Recognized as Top Women in Supply Chain

Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine honors female supply chain leaders and executives

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. – Sept. 19, 2022 – Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), an innovator at the front line of business with solutions and partners that deliver a performance edge, today announced Tami Froese, Interim Chief Supply Chain Officer and Kelly Nothaft, Vice President, Global Operations and Services Strategy and Transformation were selected as recipients of the 2022 Women in Supply Chain award by Supply & Demand Chain Executive (SDCE).

The Women in Supply Chain award honors female supply chain leaders and executives whose accomplishments and mentorship set a foundation for women in all levels of a company’s supply chain network. This year’s list includes individuals from software and service providers, consultancies and academia, trucking and transportation firms, professional development agencies, sourcing and procurement divisions. The award recognizes all who have helped supply chain clients and the community prepare to meet the industry’s current and future challenges.

Tami Froese is the highest-ranking executive in Zebra’s Supply Chain function and sits on the Executive Leadership team at Zebra. She is a leader with enterprise experiences spanning procurement, cost management and has more than 20 years of extensive cross-functional experience in manufacturing and engineering. Froese joined Zebra in April of 2020, during the first peak of the COVID-19 pandemic and led Zebra’s procurement organization to perform at exceptional levels even amid a challenging period of supply chain disruptions.

“It is an honor to be included in SDCE’s annual Women in Supply Chain list and be recognized for helping female industry professionals as well as our customers and the community navigate the turbulence of today’s complex supply chain,” said Froese. “Our team will continue to go above and beyond to meet our customers’ needs for innovative solutions that are a part of everyday life – from tracking package deliveries to digitizing hospital operations to connecting workforces in retail stores.”

Kelly Nothaft is responsible for transforming the supply chain from a fulfillment engine to a value creator. Nothaft established the Zebra for Zebra program, which showcases impactful technology offerings within internal operations centers and provides real-world performance feedback to product design and engineering teams. This feedback enables a strong loop of operational insights back to product development teams for future product updates and improvements. 

“We are proud to be recognized by SDCE for our accomplishments, mentorship and creating a foundation for women in the supply chain,” said Nothaft. “Zebra prioritizes an inclusive culture and provides opportunities for all employees to grow, develop and contribute.”

The full list of Supply & Demand Chain Executive 2022 Women in Supply Chain is available online at https://sdce.me/7wmmgj.


  • Zebra’s Tami Froese and Kelly Nothaft were recognized by Supply & Demand Chain Executive as 2022 Women in Supply Chain.
  • The Women in Supply Chain award honors female supply chain leaders whose mentorship and accomplishments set a foundation for women in all levels of a company’s supply chain network.
  • The award also recognizes those who have helped supply chain clients and the community prepare to meet current and future challenges.



Zebra (NASDAQ: ZBRA) empowers organizations to thrive in the on-demand economy by making every front-line worker and asset at the edge visible, connected and fully optimized. With an ecosystem of more than 10,000 partners across more than 100 countries, Zebra serves customers of all sizes – including 84% of the Fortune 500 – with an award-winning portfolio of hardware, software, services and solutions that digitize and automate workflows. Supply chains are more dynamic, customers and patients are better served, and workers are more engaged when they utilize Zebra innovations that help them sense, analyze and act in real time.  Zebra recently expanded its industrial automation portfolio with its Fetch Robotics acquisition and increased its machine vision and AI software capabilities with the acquisitions of Adaptive Vision, antuit.ai and Matrox Imaging. Zebra is #25 on Newsweek’s inaugural list of America’s Most Loved Workplaces, #42 on Fast Company’s list of the Best Workplaces for Innovators and #79 on Forbes’ list of America’s 500 Best Midsize Employers. Learn more at www.zebra.com or sign up for news alerts. Follow Zebra’s Your Edge blog, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, and check out our Story Hub: Zebra Perspectives.

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