Archive for Executive Perspective

A Critical Goal for Supply Chain Executives: Developing a Workforce That Cares

In recent years, there’s been plenty of conversation about there being a talent shortage in supply chain management, which has prompted companies to focus more attention on their recruitment, training, and retention practices. But here’s a question many supply chain executives still struggle to answer: how do we get all of our employees to care […]

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More Great Advice for Supply Chain Young Professionals

What advice would you give to students and young professionals interested in a career in supply chain management or logistics? I’ve been asking my guests on Talking Logistics that question for the past year, and they have shared some great insights and words of advice. In a blog post last June, I highlighted the advice […]

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The Entrepreneur’s View of Logistics: Conversation with Jordan Kivelstadt, Founder/CEO of Free Flow Wines

As Adrian discussed last May in  “The Future of America is Not an App,” many entrepreneurs are very knowledgeable about engineering and product development, but they lack the skills and expertise in one critical area to scale their companies: logistics and supply chain management. In this episode, Adrian interviews Jordan Kivelstadt, Founder and CEO of Free Flow […]

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Executive Insights: A Conversation with Angel Mendez, SVP at Cisco Systems

Angel L. Mendez is the Senior Vice President of Cisco Transformation, where he leads the Accelerated Cisco Transformation Program (ACT), a company-wide multiyear enterprise transformation program. Under Mendez’s direction, ACT has helped Cisco to reinvent and evolve its operating model, systems, and processes to deliver next-generation products and services to customers, while improving value for stakeholders. Mendez brings nearly 30 years of […]

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Social Networking and Companies of Tomorrow: Tony Martins, VP Strategic Services, Halo Pharmaceutical

Tony Martins, VP Strategic Services at Halo Pharmaceutical, is a unique supply chain executive. He not only sees the potential value of social networking in transforming supply chain processes, he’s also a thought leader and visionary in this area, publishing his ideas and models on his blog, Cyber Supply Chain. In this episode, Tony  shares […]

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“No Greatness Without Goodness” – A Conversation with Randy Lewis, former SVP Supply Chain & Logistics at Walgreens

Randy Lewis recently retired from Walgreens, where he worked for more than 20 years, serving most recently as SVP of Supply Chain and Logistics. Randy spearheaded Walgreens’ initiative to provide employment opportunities for people with disabilities, which earned the company well-deserved recognition from the disabled community, industry peers, and the press. The lessons learned from that […]

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