Supply Chain Now Radio, Episode 64
“Avoiding Stagnation: Leveraging Supply Chain Data Effectively”
Live broadcast from Velocity 2019
Learn more here: https://velocity-conference.com/
Karolina Mallahan serves as Vice President for Supply Planning at Smithfield Foods. Karolina has more than 20 years of supply chain experience, 12 of those years with her current company. Karolina’s career spans across various areas of supply chain including but not limited to production planning, inventory management, demand planning, systems transformations and implementations.
As Vice President Smithfield Supply Planning for the Packaged Meats division, Karolina is responsible for transforming supply chain processes to drive operations efficiencies and to establish core planning processes and principles. Connect with Karolina Mallahan on LinkedIn and learn more about Smithfield Foods here: https://www.smithfieldfoods.com/
Fred Tolbert has over twenty-five years of supply chain management experience. He is Principal of Southeast Demand Solutions, LLC, the Southeastern reseller of the Demand Solutions suite of supply chain planning software. In this position, he leads the Demand Solutions marketing, training and consulting activities in the Southeast
US. Fred spent ten years as a Principal Consultant with The North Highland Company, an Atlanta-based management consulting services firm. He was Director of Operations with Sun Data, a distributor of IBM hardware. He held systems development management and inventory management positions with Contel Corporation.
Fred began his business career as a Senior Consultant with Andersen Consulting. Fred has BBA and MBA degrees from the University of Georgia. He is active in APICS/ASCM and the Institute of Business Forecasting. He served two terms as president of the Atlanta APICS Chapter and has represented chapters in ten southeastern states on the APICS society Board of Directors. Connect with Fred Tolbert on LinkedIn and learn more about Demand Solutions here: https://www.demandsolutions.com/
Steve Huster serves Global Director of IT for TenCate Geosynthetics. He is an experienced technology and business executive passionate about leveraging technology to bring about innovative change that increases profitability, improves performance, and allows the organization to focus on real added value. TenCate Geosynthetics is the world’s leading provider of geosynthetics and industrial fabrics.
TenCate Geosynthetics, headquartered in Pendergrass, Georgia, United States, has a global production platform, commercial and technical organization and has successfully consolidated and developed core markets to maximize value for customers. TenCate Geosynthetics serves the market globally with two commercial divisions – TenCate Geosynthetics and TenCate Industrial Fabrics. Connect with Steve Huster on LinkedIn and learn more about TenCate Geosynthetics here: https://www.tencategeo.us/en-us/
John Koroluk is VP Operations, Demand Solutions Northeast. He has over 25 years of experience in supply chain systems in various industries and markets. He is a noted expert in process/people improvements with a focus on optimizing efficiencies, controlling costs, and increasing the overall effectiveness of business processes and systems.
John holds an MBA in Management and an undergraduate degree in Accounting. He is also an adjunct professor at Caldwell University in Caldwell, NJ, a member of the IBF and APICS where he is a past president of the NJ Chapter of APICS and is certified as CPIM and CSCP. Connect with John Koroluk on LinkedIn and learn more about Demand Solutions here: https://www.demandsolutions.com/
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. 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
Upcoming Events & Resources Mentioned in this Episode
APICS Atlanta CSCP and CLTD Boot Camps at Georgia Tech: click here
eCommerce Operations Summit: https://www.operationssummit.com/
MRO Americas: https://mroamericas.aviationweek.com/en/home.html
Velocity 2019 Conference: https://velocity-conference.com/
AME Atlanta 2019 Lean Summit: https://www.ame.org/ame-atlanta-2019-lean-summit
Steve Huster writes about being part of his organization for over 30 years: click here
Fred Tolbert presents “5 Things You Can Do This Week to Reduce Inventory on SCNR: click here
Gartner Supply Chain Leadership Conference in Phoenix: https://www.gartner.com/en/conferences/na/supply-chain-us