Women in Supply Chain 2022 Award Winner: Yuni Yapidin
Converge is proud to announce Yuni Yapidin as a winner of this year’s Women in Supply Chain award!
Supply & Demand Chain Executive celebrates all of the women in its third annual Women in Supply Chain award, which honors female supply chain leaders and executives whose accomplishments, mentorship and examples set a foundation for women in all levels of a company’s supply chain network. Their accomplishments have made such a difference in the supply chain this year.
Yuni Yapidin joined Converge as a commodity specialist in 2012, and in 2020, was promoted to her current role of commodity manager, General Integrated Circuit (IC), where she manages Converge’s Asia Pacific (APAC) IC buyer team and oversees the IC daily sourcing and procurement to support the global sales team as well as global customers indirectly. Over the past year, she reshaped the APAC IC buyer team and structure, including an expansion of the APAC region to better serve additional locations. In 2021, she and her purchasing team’s overall procurement volume increased by about 10 times year-over-year, which contributed to almost 80% of Converge’s global IC sourcing overall. Over the past year, she also expanded the team by 30%, onboarded and trained a new commodity specialist and transformed the buyer and sales sourcing structure, increasing the IC vendor base and mutually beneficial offers for Converge and customers, all by collaborating with Converge’s data driven sourcing team. Yapidin and her team provide indispensable market insight to help customers anticipate what to expect and provide solutions to ensure their supply chains aren’t disrupted while sourcing the highest quality of parts.
“Yuni is a team member that came through the ranks from a junior role and now is one of the most respected central figures in our global commodity management team. As she has grown, she has developed strength, confidence and the ability to manage the global business that impacts billions of dollars in the most volatile market that has ever been seen. Yuni is an inspiration to her colleagues and one of the most vital contributors to our business,” according to Converge, an Arrow company. “Yuni looks to strengthen Converge’s sourcing pillar, ensuring global reach and providing long-term support as a trusted business partner. Yuni’s knowledge and experience enable her to find the appropriate vendor for each customer situation. Her ingenuity and practical thinking will inspire many people in the supply chain.”
Congratulations, Yuni, on this remarkable achievement and we’re honored to have you part of Converge.
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