|Senior Vice President-Supply Chain and Logistics
Randy Lewis is senior vice president for Walgreens in Deerfield, Illinois. He is responsible for the design and operation of Walgreens supply chain network including operations, engineering, IT systems, and inventory management. In addition to imports, Lewis manages Walgreens' domestic network of twenty automated distribution centers and one of the U.S.'s largest private fleets to supply its 8,300 stores throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Lewis was instrumental in introducing a new concept to Walgreens that would transform the company's distribution centers and employment opportunities. Walgreens' two most recent distribution centers employ an inclusive and integrated workforce composed 40% of persons with disabilities (PWD) who are held to the same work standards and earn the same pay as "typically-abled" fellow workers. As a result of this success of serving both shareholders and the community, all 19 distribution centers now include people with disabilities. The division recently achieved the milestone that people with disabilities make up 10% of its workforce.Lewis began his career at Accenture and finished his consulting career as a partner with Ernst & Young.
Lewis joined Walgreens in 1992 as divisional vice president of logistics and planning. He was promoted to vice president in 1995 and to senior vice president in 1999. Lewis graduated from the University of Texas, where he earned a B.B.A. in accounting in 1971, a B.A. in economics in 1974 and an M.B.A. in 1975. He served in the Peace Corps in Peru from 1971 to 1973. He worked his way through graduate school as a dance instructor at Arthur Murray.
He has been chairman of the Distribution/Logistics Committee for the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, and has served on the board of directors for Tim Hortons International. He is currently on the board of directors of Wendy's/Arby's Group.
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) is the nation's largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2011 sales of $72.2 billion. The company operates 8,300 drugstores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Each day, Walgreens provides nearly 6 million customers the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice in communities across America. Walgreens scope of pharmacy services includes retail, specialty, infusion, medical facility, long- term care and mail service, along with pharmacy benefit solutions and respiratory services. These services improve health outcomes and lower costs for payers including employers, managed care organizations, health systems, pharmacy benefit managers and the public sector. Walgreens Take Care Health Systems subsidiary is the largest and most comprehensive manager of worksite health centers and in-store convenient care clinics, with more than 700 locations throughout the country.