CCBS Accreditation: A Management View on the Value of Accreditation

Friday • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM


Don Kernan
Safety Accreditation Commissioner
Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies

As Vice President and General Manager of one of the nation’s largest distribution companies, Don experienced first-hand the value of achieving CCBS Accreditation of their BBS system. Don will detail the process required to becoming accredited and answer questions you may have.

Learning Outcomes: 

  1. Why should I consider accreditation?
  2. How complicated is the process and how long should it take?
  3. How can I determine whether I'm ready to apply?
Don Kernan serves the Cambridge Center as an advisor and as a safety accreditation commissioner. Don has a diverse blend of leadership experience in distribution operations, category management, merchandising, marketing, customer relations, and leading teams through large-scale changes. He provides strong leadership in a broad range of complex business issues with a strong focus on cost effective solutions, workplace culture improvement and behavioral based safety and operational initiatives. Don was Regional Vice President of Logistics at SUPERVALU, then the U.S.’s third largest traditional supermarket firm. During his 32-year career he served in various operations, merchandising and executive leadership roles. He began his career with the Wetterau Corporation of Hazelwood Missouri where he managed the company’s most profitable distribution operation.

Notable accomplishments include:

  • Leading two distribution centers to national acclaim in a revolutionary behavioral based safety and operational improvement system
  • Led the successful consolidation of $1.9 billion annual sales into a regional distribution center
  • Successfully led multiple consolidation projects capturing millions in ongoing expense reduction
  • Led an enterprise-wide, cross functional team charged with creating a supervisor training curriculum and establishing an intern program for graduates majoring in supply chain services