Supply Chain Now Radio, Episode 70
“Key Takeaways from 2019 Georgia Logistics Summit”
Live from the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics
Matt Markham is the Director of the Center of Innovation for Logistics, which helps companies take advantage of the state’s world-class logistics industry, so that they can improve supply chain efficiencies, support growth, and increase global competitiveness.
Matt brings to the position more than a decade of experience in transportation policy at the state of Georgia, having served in leadership roles at the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority, the State Road and Tollway Authority, and as a policy advisor to Lt. Governor Casey Cagle.
Matt holds a bachelor’s degree from Hampden-Sydney College and a Master of Public Administration degree from Georgia State University. Learn more about the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics: https://www.georgia.org/about-coi-logistics.
Wesley Barrell serves as the Terminal Manager at the Appalachian Regional Port (ARP), which is a component of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA). Wesley joined the GPA in 2011. Prior to his current position, Wesley has held positions in Crane Maintenance, Container Operations, Intermodal Operations and Strategic Operations.
Wesley currently is a Board Member of Murray County Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Northwest Georgia Transportation Club. In addition to Georgia Ports Authority Wesley supported the United States Armed Forces in Germany and USA and served in Her Majesty Armed Services with The Light Dragoons as a reconnaissance soldier.
Wesley earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanics and has over 23 years of experience in industrial equipment repair and leadership. Wesley is married with to his wife Kelly Barrell who together they have 5 children. Connect with Wesley Barrell at firstname.lastname@example.org and learn more about the ARP here: https://appalachianregionalport.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
Veteran Scholarship Opportunity for SCM Certifications: click here
2019 Atlanta Supply Chain Awards: https://youtu.be/z8QCs8lgyMM?t=1
AME Atlanta 2019 Lean Summit: https://www.ame.org/ame-atlanta-2019-lean-summit
Transparency 2019: https://www.freightwaves.com/transparency19
EFT 3PL & Supply Chain Summit: click here
Gartner Supply Chain Leadership Conference in Phoenix: https://www.gartner.com/en/conferences/na/supply-chain-us