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2021 Speakers

Daniel Myers
Former EVP Integrated Supply Chain at Mondelēz International, Senior Fellow at Haslam School of Business at University of Tennessee
Senior Fellow at Haslam School of Business, University of Tennessee; Private Equity Senior Operating Executive for The Carlyle Group; Board of Director Member for Three Companies; Retired Executive Vice-President, Global Supply Chain, Mondelez International; Former Executive […]
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Alicia Boler Davis
SVP, Global Customer Fulfillment at Amazon
Alicia Boler Davis is the Senior Vice President of Global Customer Fulfillment at Amazon. In this role, she has responsibility for the network of hundreds of sites around the world. In addition, she leads the worldwide […]
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Gerald Johnson
EVP of Global Manufacturing & Sustainability at General Motors
Gerald Johnson was named executive vice president, Global Manufacturing effective April 1, 2019. In this role, he leads GM’s global manufacturing operations, and the manufacturing engineering and sustainability. He is responsible for approximately 103,000 employees, representing […]
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Greg Smith
EVP, Global Operations and Supply Chain at Medtronic
Greg Smith is Executive Vice President, Global Operations and Supply Chain at Medtronic. He is responsible for the performance and integration of all aspects of the company’s operations including Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Supply Management, Operational Excellence […]
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Perry Jones
President of North America Supply at Diageo North America
Perry Jones, President, North America Supply at Diageo and President, Diageo US Virgin Islands Board of Directors, is a global leader in beverage alcohol. Diageo has an outstanding collection of more than 200 brands, including Johnnie […]
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Kathy Wengel
Chief Global Supply Chain Officer at Johnson & Johnson
Kathy Wengel is Executive Vice President & Chief Global Supply Chain Officer for Johnson & Johnson, and a member of the Company’s Executive Committee. She has significant healthcare, operations and global business expertise – with more […]
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Mark Rahiya
Chief Supply Chain, Technical, and Innovation Officer at Coca-Cola North America
Mark Rahiya is Chief of Supply Chain, Technical and Innovation for Coca-Cola North America. Rahiya, who first joined the company in 1997, has held several leadership roles in the U.S. and international markets. Before becoming Chief […]
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Biswaranjan Sen
Head of North America Supply Chain at Unilever
Biswaranjan Sen is a Chemical Engineer by training. He joined Unilever in 1991 and has worked in R&D and across various parts of the Supply Chain including manufacturing, planning, logistics, customer service and procurement. He was […]
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Annette Clayton
CEO & President, Schneider Electric North America at Schneider Electric
Annette Clayton serves as the CEO & President for Schneider Electric North America and is responsible for an $8.8 billion business comprised of 30,000 employees. Through December 2019, she also held the title of Chief Supply […]
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Charles Liu
Former Chief Operating Officer at Casper
With more than 15 years of supply chain and operation experience, Charles Liu served as the Chief Operating Officer for Casper Sleep Inc, leading all aspects of the end-to-end operation and supply chain functions, including global […]
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Susan Johnson
EVP, Global Connections & Supply Chain at AT&T
Susan Johnson is the Executive Vice President of Global Connections & Supply Chain for AT&T. In this capacity, she is responsible for AT&T’s international & domestic strategy and partnership development for network connections. She oversees global […]
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Alexis DePree
Chief Supply Chain Officer at Nordstrom
Alexis DePree was named executive vice president of Supply Chain for Nordstrom in January of 2020 and elevated to the company’s Executive Team in January of 2021. She supports the company’s supply chain operations, transportation & […]
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Melissa Goodwin
Supply Chain VP – Planning & Equipment at Ecolab
Melissa Goodwin currently leads the Supply Chain Planning & Equipment team for Ecolab as Vice President Supply Chain, Planning & Equipment supporting the Industrial Sector. She is responsible for supply planning, demand planning and inventory management […]
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Philip Myers
Philip Myers is a singer-songwriter and recording artist, who has performed custom corporate shows around the world for the past 18 years. After earning two music degrees at the University of Tennessee, he spent time in […]
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Natalie Murphy
Natalie Murphy is a Minnesota native who moved to Nashville to pursue her musical dreams, where her singing and songwriting skills have led her to shows around the world. A classically trained violinist, Natalie is an […]
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Jackie Sturm
Corporate VP, Global Supply Chain Operations at Intel Corp.
Jackie Sturm is Vice President and General Manager of Intel’s multi-billion dollar Global Supply Management Group. She is responsible for all of Intel’s strategic sourcing and procurement worldwide, delivering on solutions that meet stringent objectives across […]
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Ralf Finzel
VP, ISC PMT at Honeywell
Ralf Finzel is the Vice President of Integrated Supply Chain (ISC) for Performance Materials & Technologies (PMT). In this role, he provides strategic leadership for all PMT plants globally. The PMT ISC team consists of approximately […]
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Bernie Comerford
VP Strategy, Program Management & BI at Staples
Bernie Comerford is the Vice President Supply Chain Strategy, Program Management and Business Intelligence at Staples Inc – a B2B/B2C industry leader across Office Supplies, Facilities & Breakroom, Furniture & Technology products. She is responsible for […]
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David Warrick
GM, Global Supply Chain at Microsoft
As GM of Global Supply Chain for Microsoft, Dave manages the order to cash cycle, Channel Operations Planning  and Distribution & Logistics for all Microsoft physical products worldwide including Xbox, Surface, Accessories and Surface Hub.  He […]
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Matthew McKenzie
VP Global Lean Value Stream Safety and Industrial Business Operations at 3M
Matthew McKenzie was named Vice President, Lean Value Stream effective April 1, 2021. In this role, he leads global operations for 3M Abrasives and ACSC (Adhesives, Compounds, Sealants, Coatings) platforms in the Safety and Industrial Business […]
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Antoine Simonnet
Chief Supply Chain Officer at HP Inc.
Antoine Simonnet is the Chief Supply Chain Officer for HP Inc. HP’s global supply chain delivers more than 100 million products to customers each year through a sophisticated network of HP and ODM factories, logistics providers, […]
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Gregg Roden
SVP, Supply Chain Transformation at PepsiCo
Gregg Roden is senior vice president of Frito-Lay North America’s supply chain, leading the 24,000-person-strong field team responsible for making and moving Frito-Lay snacks across the U.S. and Canada. In addition to overseeing the field organization, […]
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Bassem Shehata
SVP, Supply Chain & Purchases at Procter & Gamble
Bassem leads the Global Oral Care Product Supply Organization and the global Health Care Purchases Organization; his responsibilities cover all the manufacturing facilities, planning centers, engineering, QA and purchases globally. This organization constitutes around 6,000 employees […]
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Matthew Liotine
Professor of Supply Chain at University of Illinois
Matt Liotine is a Professor of Information & Decision Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he is the Director of Graduate Studies in Supply Chain and Operations Management, and the SAP Next-Gen Chapter […]
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Lauren Richardson
Chief Procurement Officer at Colgate-Palmolive Company
Lauren Richardson is Chief Procurement Officer for the Colgate-Palmolive Company where she leads the global teams responsible for sourcing strategies to advance the company’s commercial and financial goals. Focused on a broad transformation agenda that includes […]
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Sophie Davasse
Global Director Supply Chain Excellence at Mars Wrigley
Sophie is an experienced Supply Chain senior leader with a demonstrated history of great results through highly engaged teams. Also known to be an inspiring motivator who develops talents, she comes with an international background and […]
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Quentin Roach
Chief Procurement Officer at Mondelez International
Quentin Roach is Chief Procurement Officer and Senior Vice President at Mondelēz International, a leading global snacking business with world renowned brands, Quentin leads oversight of $18+ billion in company expenses and overall Supplier Management activities. […]
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Tom Rauch
Executive-Global Sourcing at GE Healthcare
Tom Rauch is Executive, Global Sourcing for GE Healthcare where he has spent the past 20 years of his career. Tom has held multiple roles within the Sourcing organization, leading diverse global teams managing electronic commodities, […]
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John Bell
Daniel & Karen Myers Faculty Scholar, Stewart Bartley Family Faculty Research Fellow, Director of Supply Chain Management Ph.D. Program, Gerald T. Niedert Professor in Supply Chain Management at University of Tennessee
John Bell is a Professor of Supply Chain Management at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Prior to joining the UT faculty in August 2010, Bell was a career maintenance and logistics officer in the United States […]
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Beth Nichols
VP Customer Supply Chain at Kellogg Company
Beth Nichols currently leads the Customer Supply Chain team for the Kellogg Company as Vice President, Customer Supply Chain spanning customers to include Walmart, Target, Sams Club, BJs, and Costco.  She is responsible for replenishment, inventory […]
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Wendy Workman
Sr. Director of Supply Chain at SK Foods Group
Wendy Workman is the Sr. Director of Supply Chain at SK Food Group. SK Food Group is a customer food manufacturing company serving customers across North America. Wendy oversees the warehouse and logistics operations as well […]
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Brian Patterson
Director of Procurement at Good Foods Group, LLC
Brian Patterson has been working in food, beverage, and packaging procurement for over 16 years in the Cruise Line, QSR, and Food Manufacturing industries. He is currently the Director of Procurement at Good Foods Group, a […]
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Joe Selle
AI Data & Supply Chain Ops Manager at IBM
Senior Executive with 20+ years experience post-MBA in management and technology consulting as well as General Management. Deep experience in advanced analytics (descriptive, predictive, prescriptive) & cognitive (artificial intelligence) initiatives to resolve operational business challenges. Deep […]
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Kulwant Sandhu
VP, Integrated Supply Chain at Outset Medical
Kulwant Sandhu joined Outset as Vice President, Integrated Supply Chain in April 2018, she has 30 years of end to end domestic and international supply chain architecture and optimization experience in high growth environments. Prior to […]
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Dwayne Carpenter
VP of Supply Chain at Dorel Home
Dwayne Carpenter is the Vice President of Supply Chain at Dorel Home. Dwayne oversees the Distribution Operations, Customer Service, and Business Intelligence Divisions. Dorel Home is a leading furniture supplier for major retail outlets and a […]
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Blake Robertson
Director of Supply Chain at McIlhenny Company
Blake Robertson spent 25 years in the Oil & Gas service industry all in Manufacturing and Supply Chain roles mainly focused on Inventory, Distribution and Planning. Blake joined McIlhenny Company in July 2020 as the Director […]
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Becky Fischer
Director of Planning at Charter Steel
Rebecca Fischer is the Director of Planning at Charter Steel. She oversees demand and supply planning, inventory and capacity planning, production scheduling and advanced analytics integration within CS. Prior to joining CS and over her career, […]
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Dr. David Simchi-Levi
Director of the MIT Data Science Lab
David Simchi-Levi is a Professor of Engineering Systems at MIT and serves as the head of the MIT Data Science Lab. He is considered one of the premier thought leaders in supply chain management and business […]
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Kelly Bengston
SVP, Chief Procurement Officer at Starbucks
Kelly Bengston is Senior Vice President, Chief Procurement Officer at Starbucks. Kelly is responsible for enhancing Starbucks enterprise-wide functional strategic planning and sourcing, creating consistent global sourcing processes, developing a planning and sourcing talent management program […]
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Jacquelyn Howard
VP, Direct Sourcing at Starbucks
Jacquelyn is vice president of Direct Sourcing at Starbucks. In her role, she is responsible for the architecture of a sustainable, end-to-end supply chain for the beverage, food packaging, print categories. Prior to Starbucks, she held […]
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Katherine Storer
Sr. Director of Supply Chain at Berlin Packaging
Katherine serves as a Senior Director of Supply Chain for Berlin Packaging, a global hybrid packaging supplier. She leads Berlin’s North American Supply Chain organization, including the Sourcing, Demand Planning, and Supply Planning disciplines which manage […]
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Jen Moore
Sales Planning Manager at Concord Foods
Jen Moore is a Finance professional with over 12 years of experience working with senior management, providing expense versus budget analysis to assist in strategic business planning and forecasting. She currently oversees sales planning, pricing, and […]
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Jaymie Forrest
President & CEO at Activ Technologies, Inc.
A seasoned supply chain and logistics technology executive, Jaymie Forrest leads Activ Technologies’ mission to help companies and their trading partners accomplish digital transformation for their supply chains. Companies connect, visualize, and automate to synchronize forecasts, […]
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2020 Speakers

Greg Smith
EVP, Supply Chain at Walmart U.S.
Greg Smith is executive vice president, supply chain for Walmart U.S. He has responsibility for all product flow, distribution and fulfillment center operations, e-commerce replenishment as well as responsibility for all domestic and global transportation functions. […]
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Carletta Ooton
VP Product Assurance, Risk & Security at Amazon
Carletta Ooton is Amazon’s Vice President for Product Assurance, Risk & Security. She oversees the company’s Product Assurance, Food Safety, Trade Services, Product Safety & Recalls, Transportation Risk & Compliance, Dangerous Goods, Global Security Operations and […]
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Torsten Pilz
SVP and Chief Supply Chain Officer at Honeywell
Torsten Pilz is Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer. Torsten has broad responsibilities for the integrated supply chain, including procurement and driving improvements in plant efficiency and working capital while continuing to enhance quality […]
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Lance Kearbey
Chief Operations Officer at Electrolux Major Appliances
Lance Kearbey is the Chief Operations Officer for Electrolux Major Appliances. In this role, he is responsible for Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Quality, Purchasing, Digital Solutions and Project Management Lance began his business career with Electrolux in […]
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Daniel Myers
Former EVP Integrated Supply Chain at Mondelēz International, Senior Fellow at Haslam School of Business at University of Tennessee
Senior Fellow at Haslam School of Business, University of Tennessee Board Member for Two Companies Private Equity Senior Operating Executive for The Carlyle Group Retired EVP, Global Supply Chain, Mondelēz International Former EVP, Global Supply Chain, […]
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Michael Lindsey
SVP, Chief Transformation & Strategy Officer at Frito-Lay North America
Michael Lindsey is currently the Chief Transformation & Strategy Officer for Frito-Lay North America and Quaker North America. In his role, Michael leads a cross-functional organization tasked with developing the ‘next generation’ of PepsiCo’s Foods operations […]
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Sanjay Shah
Chief Operating Officer at Beyond Meat
Sanjay has worked with fortune 500 companies as well as startups during his extensive career over 25 years. He has substantive executive experience with exposure to various business cultures and widely divergent professionals with rapid growth […]
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Ale Eboli
Head of Supply Chain North America at Unilever
Ale Eboli, Head of Supply Chain North America for Unilever, oversees a supply chain network consisting of 14 manufacturing sites and 11 distribution centers across the US & Canada.   Recognized by Gartner as one of the top […]
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Stuart Pann
Chief Executive Officer at Bossa Nova
Stuart Pann is the CEO of Bossa Nova, the leading data service provider for global retailers. Pann is an experienced leader in the supply chain industry and has held operational positions at Fortune100 technology companies. He […]
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Jodi Thompson
VP - Supply Chain / Operations, Customer Care & Solutions at Amerock
Jodi Thompson is VP of Supply Chain / Operations, Customer Care, & Solutions at Amerock.  Amerock is a 92-year-old manufacturer of decorative and functional cabinet hardware, headquartered in Huntersville, NC.  Jodi joined Amerock in 2017 and […]
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Coralie Voss
VP – Supply Chain Management at Kent Corporation
Coralie Voss is Vice President of Supply Chain at Kent Corporation, a diversified family business with operating subsidiaries involved in corn wet milling, the production of animal nutrition and the manufacture of food, beverage and pet […]
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Chad Toney
Executive Director, Advanced Manufacturing at GE Appliances, a Haier Company
Chad Toney is the Executive Director, Advanced Engineering at GE Appliances, a Haier company.  He started working for Maytag, who was then purchased by Whirlpool, where Chad held roles of increasing responsibility such as Lean Manager, […]
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Joe Selle
AI Solution Lead at IBM - Chief Data Office
Senior Executive with 20+ years experience post-MBA in management and technology consulting as well as General Management. Deep experience in advanced analytics (descriptive, predictive, prescriptive) & cognitive (artificial intelligence) initiatives to resolve operational business challenges. Deep […]
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Matthew Liotine
Professor of Supply Chain at University of Illinois
Matt Liotine is a professor of Information & Decision Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is an associate faculty member of the University’s Center for Supply Chain Management & Logistics where he specializes […]
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Elsy Ocejo
Director Supply Chain & Sourcing Optimization at Bimbo Bakeries USA
Elsy Ocejo is the Director of Supply Chain and Sourcing Optimization for Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU), were she is responsible for managing a team focused on S&OP processes, OTIF, distribution, inventory and cost reduction projects. She […]
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Mehran Ravanpay
SVP & Chief Supply Chain Officer at RAB Lighting
Mehran Ravanpay is the chief supply chain officer with RAB Lighting and brings over 28 years of experience in delivering customer requirements, managing cost, and creating winning organizations. Prior to RAB Lighting, Mehran was the VP […]
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Fred Fontes
VP, Strategy at Aera Technology
Fred has spent the majority of his career advising CPG and Retail leaders on how to transform their businesses through the power of data and advanced analytics. Prior to joining Aera, Fred was an Associate Partner […]
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Matt Balzola
VP of Go to Market at Breakthrough
Matt leads the business development and marketing efforts at Breakthrough, bringing transparency to the industry through the introduction of our transportation energy and supply chain solutions. His background in brokerage, logistics, and distribution gives him a […]
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Mac McGary
EVP at Logility
As Executive Vice President of Global Sales, Mr. McGary provides leadership and direction for Logility’s competitive positioning and vision for the supply chain of the future. Mr. McGary is responsible for the global sales organization and […]
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Jordan Workman
Global Business Director at Performance Solutions by Milliken
Jordan Workman, Global Director of Client Development for Performance Solutions by Milliken, leads a team focused on partnerships and strategy within the manufacturing and supply chain functions of multi-national clients. Clients served span a variety of […]
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Daniel Bachar
Director of Product Marketing – Advanced Analytics at Logility
Daniel Bachar is a Product Marketing Director for Advanced Analytics for Logility. Daniel brings more than 10 years of experience in sales, marketing, supply chain planning, and advanced analytics. He provides a unique blend of business […]
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David Barton
General Manager at ToolsGroup
David Barton is general manager for ToolsGroup North America. David is responsible for all operations, including sales, professional services, customer success and administration. David has facilitated a number of complex, large-scale technology solutions at the executive […]
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Ed Barriball
Partner at McKinsey & Company
Ed Barriball is a Partner at McKinsey & Company focused on manufacturing, supply chains, and logistics. In this capacity, he advises industrial and logistics companies along with government agencies as they improve their operations. Ed is […]
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Antony Lovell
VP Supply Chain Application at Vuealta
Antony has 20 years-experience in end-to-end supply chain planning, strategy and digitalization. He is a recognized thought leader in achieving supply chain agility and resilience across the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, consumer electronics, and B2B industries. […]
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Alex Macdonald
Sr. Director of Logistics at Glanbia
Alex has been at Glanbia Nutritionals for 1 year specializing in Logistics. Prior to Glanbia Nutritionals, Alex worked at Foremost Farms. Over 20 years working in the dairy industry; IT, Project Management and the last 12 […]
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