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Hugh Tait serves as Vice President of Customer Solutions at The Shippers Group. Hugh’s primary responsibilities focus on customer relationships and customer solutions. His charge encompasses growth and expansion of The Shippers Group services further emerging as the industry’s apparent national supply chain leader. “Hugh is well regarded as an industry leader with expert knowledge in both operations and sales. With his vast skill set he will advance our sales effort in a collaborative and true customer solutions approach to bolster profitable growth across multiple verticals and service offerings nationwide,” says Rob Doyle, president of The Shippers Group. An engineer by training, Hugh received his Masters at Georgia Tech in 1986 and has over 25 years of logistics experience covering just about every industry and extending across all aspects of 3PL operations. Hugh has been responsible for sales, pricing, account reviews and process improvement for his entire career. His expertise is in customer relationship management, rate development and pricing solutions for new clients, enhancing operational quality levels and driving cost out of warehouse operations.
Hugh’s greatest strengths are his high energy and positive attitude that he displays daily while trying to solve the supply chain problems of potential and current customers, as well as his unique ability to use an engineer’s view of operations to help ensure continuous improvement in both operational and business development processes. When he’s not helping Shipper’s clients and prospects, Hugh is probably playing tennis or enjoying time with his wife and four children in Atlanta. Connect with Hugh Tait on LinkedIn and follow The Shippers Group on Twitter.
Jason Moss is Founder and CEO of the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance (GMA). The organization is the fastest growing community of industry professionals in the state. Since 2008, GMA has provided the premier platform for manufacturing leaders to form strategic alliances, share best business practices, and make profitable business connections. GMA now has six chapters across the state that are facilitated by volunteer chapter directors. The organization’s staff and Chapter Directors work together to identify quality manufacturers, coordinate plant tours, and provide educational workshops in their regions. Each month GMA provides at least 5 plant tours where others can learn best business practices from their peers. Connect with Jason Moss on LinkedIn and follow GMA on Twitter.
Beau Groover is Founder and President of The Effective Syndicate. He has been working with manufacturing and operations-focused organizations for over 20 years, primarily focused on developing bullet-proof processes and teams that are built to win. Beau has helped organizations save millions of dollars while also improving those companies’ customer experiences and building high-performing teams that continue to drive the business forward. He has developed his approach and strategy over years of working with some of the biggest companies in multiple levels within the organizations, including The Coca-Cola Company, Nordson Corporation, and Westrock (formerly RockTenn). Just prior to launching The Effective Syndicate in 2015, Beau served as the Director of Lean Supply Chain at Serta Simmons Bedding, LLC. Beau also currently serves as an APICS Atlanta Executive Advisory Board member. Connect with Beau Groover on LinkedIn and follow The Effective Syndicate on Twitter.
Ashley Liebke is President & CEO at Vision Media Group and is an innovative digital marketing and strategy leader with two decades of business development experience. Over the last five years she has become a noted leader in retail supply chain optimization and digital consumer experience – – and is connecting the dots for businesses looking to optimize their cloud platforms for today’s on demand economy. Ashley collaborates with partners and customers to publicize how unified customer experience with store operations, distributed order management and supply chain optimization can drive growth for US and global businesses. In previous roles, Ashley has served as Vice President of Marketing with Deposco and Acting Director/Marketing Manager with UPS. Ashley earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Economy from Tulane University, as well as an MBA from Georgia State University. Recently, she co-founded Epic Taste, a blog that delivers mouth-watering imagery and reviews of the finest food, beverages, tables, places, chefs in Atlanta. Connect with Ashley Liebke on LinkedIn and learn more about Epic Taste here: http://www.epic-taste.com/
Scott W. Luton is founder of Supply Chain Now Radio and also serves as Managing Partner for TalentStream. He has worked extensively in the end-to-end Supply Chain industry for more than 15 years, appearing in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Dice and Quality Progress Magazine. Scott currently serves as Executive Vice President of APICS Atlanta and was named to the 2018 Georgia Logistics Summit Executive Committee. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and holds the APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) credential. As a Veteran of the United States Air Force, Scott also volunteers on the Business Pillar for VETLANTA, and maintains active membership in the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance & CSCMP Atlanta Roundtable. Connect with Scott Luton on LinkedIn and follow him on Twitter at @ScottWLuton. He can also be reached by email. Learn more about WBENC-certified TalentStream here, a leading recruiting & staffing firm that helps companies find top talent in the Engineering, Manufacturing and Supply Chain space.: www.talentstreamstaffing.com