Supply Chain Now Radio, Episode 76
“Blueprint 2019 – Session 1”
Hosted by Blue Ridge – Learn more here: https://blueridgeglobal.com/
Gary Keimach serves as Senior Vice President Supply Chain & Pricing Strategy for Martignetti Companies. Martignetti Companies is the leading distributor of wines & spirits in New England and the seventh largest distributor in the United States.
Now in its third generation of ownership by the Martignetti family, the company is firmly committed to enhancing long-term partnerships with customers and suppliers by continuing to invest in personnel, skills and technologies ensuring the highest quality service and brand building capabilities.
In 2018, Keimach oversaw the implementation of Blue Ridge’s supply chain planning solution to align Martignetti’s wine and spirits inventory with anticipated demand from its customers. The solution quickly improved the company’s forecast accuracy, helping buyers make better decisions while also reducing daily average inventory.
In 2019, Food Logistics named Keimach to its 2019 list of Food Logistics Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain. Recipients are profiled in the March 2019 issue of Food Logistics, as well as online at www.foodlogistics.com. Learn more about Martignetti Companies here: https://www.martignetti.com/
Haakon Ekrheim serves as CEO of K. Ekrheim, an Oslo-based, unique grocery wholesaler. The company offers a product range of approximately 23,000 items, which are offered for delivery with only one day’s notice. K. Ekrheim was founded in 1924 and is a 3rd generation, family-owned company.
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
SCNR Tunes, Track 1, featuring Tommy Townsend & Will Haraway: click here
APICS Atlanta CSCP and CLTD Boot Camps at Georgia Tech: click here
Learn more about Supply Chain 101: https://youtu.be/Qc6U9WWUsYo
See SCNR’s latest webinar featuring an update on Drones & IoT technologies: https://youtu.be/K21zQICAnIg
Georgia Manufacturing Alliance: https://www.georgiamanufacturingalliance.com/
Blueprint 2019: https://blueridgeglobal.com/blueprint-2019/
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