SCNR presents “Finding Your Heroes: Supply Chain Talent Development in Your Organization”
Recorded in front of live audience at APICS Top 50 Chapters Symposium in Orlando, FL
Brent Ruth is an accomplished senior supply chain management professional with over 20 years of proven success in roles of increasing responsibility in retail, manufacturing and information technology environments. This experience culminated in leading the successful SAP ERP deployment for the largest, most complex manufacturing campus to date for Caterpillar. One major accomplishment was converting $211M in inventory within 1% of legacy valuation. Through extensive business risk management and preparation, the manufacturing campus was split into 3 autonomous business units that were each able to achieve over 92% supplier performance for 2013 – a year-over-year improvement for all. Brent has more than 20 years of well-rounded operational leadership, tactical planning and execution both domestically and internationally. Brent earned an MBA, APICS CPIM, CSCP and CTL as well as an ASQ/SME LBC industry certification.
Jim Shedlawski CLTD, CPIM is a supply chain management consultant, educator, and coach, specializing in Sales and Operations Planning. He has over thirty years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Joe spent nine years on the APICS Board of Directors and was APICS President in 2007. He’s a member of the Partner Development Committee and Sales and Marketing Subcommittee, and is the Executive Vice President of the Greater North Jersey Chapter of APICS.
Chris Barnes is a professional education instructor for the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute’s Supply Chain Management (SCM) Certificate courses. Barnes holds a B.S., Industrial Engineering and Economics Minor, from Bradley University, an MBA in Industrial Psychology with Honors from the University of West Florida. He is a certified APICS instructor and holds CPIM-F, CLTD-F and CSCP-F designations. He served on the international Board of Trustees for the Institute of Industrial Engineers, is Past President of WERC Atlanta, and is currently involved with APICS Atlanta. He is a certified adult education trainer and has presented to/trained over 1900 people. He served on the editorial advisory board for Warehouse Management & Control Systems Deck Reference and authored the book “WMS: Phase 1: Assessment & Selection” a WERC Publication. He is also the author and lead facilitator of “Quarters in the Couch: Low Hanging Fruit ideas to Improve Warehouse Performance.” When not teaching, Barnes is a supply chain advocate and visionary with HighJump and frequent blogger at www.apicscltdcoach.com. In 2016, Barnes partnered with Supply Chain Now Radio (SCNR) as executive producer and key contributor. SCNR is a social networking community organizing and sharing supply chain thought leadership through seminars, webinars, blogs and podcasts. Barnes has over 27 years of experience developing and managing multiple client, engineering consulting, strategic planning and operational improvement projects in supply chain management. Connect with Chris on LinkedIn and reach out to him via email.
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