Hooker Furniture Adds VP, Supply Chain Operations

Stephanie Penn has been named to the new position at Hooker Furniture.

09/28/2021
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Stephanie Penn has been named VP of Supply Chain Operations

Hooker Furnishings, an industry leader in quality case goods and upholstery, has named company veteran Stephanie Penn its Vice President of Supply Chain Operations, a new position within the company.  

In her expanded role, Penn will bolster the company’s supply-chain efforts by providing oversight of corporate sales and operations planning (S&OP). Penn will oversee the standardization and use of best practices in planning and purchasing throughout the Hooker Furniture divisions. She will also retain her responsibilities as director of supply-chain operations, including the collection and analysis of S&OP data and the supervision of item-level planning, purchasing and forecast functions. She reports to Tod Phelps, senior vice president of operations and chief information officer.

“In addition to her 16 years of experience with Hooker Furnishings, Stephanie brings a willingness to define improvements and refine existing processes, Phelps said. “She has a powerful work ethic and has built an impressive network of internal and external resources with which she can implement the best processes in our supply-chain efforts to position our company for continued growth at a time in which we are experiencing strong demand for our products.”

Penn joined Hooker Furnishings in 2005 as logistics assistant and was quickly promoted to sourcing services administrator/vendor planner, responsible for managing all purchases made by the company and handling requests for proposals. 

“I have learned so much throughout my career with the company, and I’m excited for what the future holds,” Penn said.  “The past year has shown us unprecedented supply chain roadblocks, but together we have been able to create strategic solutions.  Hooker Furnishings is one of the nation’s preeminent suppliers of home furnishings, and we are positioned for even greater growth in the period ahead. I look forward to playing a key role in the company’s continued success.”

Penn holds a certificate of completion in administration and management from the University of the United States Air Force, as well as a certification in production and inventory management from Guilford Technical Community College in Jamestown, NC.  
 

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