Supply Chain Now Radio, Episode 47: “Why South Carolina for End-to-End Supply Chain?”
Sponsored by: APICS Industrial Crescent Chapter
Broadcast live from Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research
Learn more: www.cuicar.com
Suzanne Dickerson joined the SC Council on Competitiveness in 2016 after serving for 8 years as the Director for International Business Development at Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR). Suzanne’s experience includes 20 years in the automotive industry: 12 years within BMW working in the fields of corporate sustainability, innovation management and long-term strategic and structural planning. She began her career with BMW in Munich Germany at corporate headquarters upon completion of the Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program. Suzanne speaks fluent German and is also a Fellow of the BMW Foundation Leaders Forum. Suzanne serves as Vice President of the multi-state Southern Automotive Women’s Forum and is a Board Member of the South Carolina Automotive Council. Locally, Suzanne is a Board member on the Roper Mountain Science Center and a Fellow of the Riley Institute Diversity Leadership Program. The South Carolina Research Authority awarded Suzanne the Knowledge Economist Award in 2013 and in 2015, Suzanne was the recipient of the Clemson Women in Leadership Award. In 2018 Suzanne joined the South Carolina Manufacturers Extension Partnership Executive Board. Connect with Suzanne Dickerson on LinkedIn and learn more about the SC Council on Competitiveness here: https://sccompetes.org/
Chuck Baker graduated from the US Military Academy in 1975. He served as an officer for six years, achieving the rank of Captain. He entered the civilian workforce and worked with Johnson & Johnson in NJ for four years, PepsiCo in Texas for two years and has now worked for Michelin North America for 31 years. Chuck has had many different roles within Michelin. He has been in Engineering, in Logistics as a warehouse manager and a distribution center manager in Pennsylvania, manager of the distribution centers for the US, in multiple Supply Chain roles at different facilities and was assigned to the Information Technologies group for three years. Since 2010, he has been back in logistics and supply chain, where he’s currently responsible for a Michelin program for continual improvement (Michelin Way) for all the distribution centers in North America. Chuck is the author of a book entitled Three Days ‘til Monday. The book is based on his teaching of high school students during the summer in PA. The program (learn more here: PFEW) teaches the young adults how business is run and gives the students an opportunity to run a simulated business for three years all in a week’s time. He has been assisting in this program for 20 years. Chuck has been married for 36 years and has three children and two grandchildren. Connect with Chuck Baker on LinkedIn and learn more about the APICS Industrial Crescent Chapter here: http://www.apics-industrialcrescent.org/
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 the 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, was recently named a 2019 Pro to Know in Supply Chain by Supply & Demand Executive. He served on the 2018 Georgia Logistics Summit Executive Committee and currently serves as Chair of the 2019 Atlanta Supply Chain Awards Planning 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 TalentStream, a leading recruiting & staffing firm that helps companies find top talent in the Engineering, Manufacturing and Supply Chain space, by visiting their website here: www.talentstreamstaffing.com