Like every parent of a disabled child, Randy Lewis fears for the future of his son. People like Austin need the security of a job. Randy was a senior executive at one of the largest and fastest growing retailers in America. If his distribution centres did not deliver efficiently and economically, Walgreens could not serve its customers and would lose out to competitors. Randy's motto is "what's the use of having power if you don't use it to do good?" He set out to create an inclusive workplace where people with disabilities could thrive in jobs with equal pay and conditions, held to the same standards as those without disabilities. No Greatness without Goodness tells how Randy and his team achieved their goal, the impact it had, and how companies throughout the world like Boots and Marks & Spencer have been inspired by this example.
Randy Lewis is senior vice president of Supply Chain and Logistics for Walgreens, one of America's largest corporations (and which part owns Boots the Chemist). 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 oversees Walgreens' domestic network of fifteen automated distribution centers, and one of the U.S.'s largest private trucking fleets that supply its 7,900 stores in all fifty U.S. states and Puerto Rico. Lewis was an instrumental leader in introducing a new concept to Walgreens. He transformed the company's distribution centers and employment opportunities. Walgreens' two most recently-opened distribution centers employ an inclusive and integrated workforce partially composed of persons with disabilities who are held to the same work standards and earn the same pay as their fellow typically-abled' workers. He lives in Deerfield, Illinois with his fami ly.