Supply Chain Now Radio, Episode 90
“Dirt, Trees & Chickens: How the Georgia Ports Authority Makes Growth Happen”
Savannah Business Leadership Series on SCNR
Broadcast live from Savannah Technical College
Stacy Watson serves Director, Economic & Industrial Development at the Georgia Ports Authority. He’s been a part of the GPA team for over 26 years. Since 1945, Georgia’s ports have served as magnets for international trade and investment, enriching the state’s economy to benefit all Georgians.
The Georgia Ports Authority is dedicated to providing customers with the most efficient, productive port facilities in the nation, and to creating jobs and business opportunities to benefit more than 9.7 million Georgians. The GPA is committed to maintaining its competitive edge through development of leading-edge technology, marketing and operations to move cargo faster. And, the Authority is working hard to identify what must be done today to sustain growth, performance and security for tomorrow.
Georgia’s deepwater ports in Savannah and Brunswick, together with inland barge operations in Bainbridge and Columbus, are Georgia’s gateways to the world. They are the critical conduits through which raw materials and finished products flow to and from destinations around the globe. Connect with Stacy Watson on LinkedIn or email; and follow the Georgia Ports Authority on Twitter and learn more here: http://gaports.com/
Bill Stankiewicz has 20+ years’ experience in Industrial Facility Operations, Business Development and Food Grade Distribution, and is the co-host of our Savannah Business Leadership Series. Bill has helped countless companies with their operations via Savannah Supply Chain as a consultant in Savannah, Georgia.
On weekends, Bill teaches as Adjunct Professor at Savannah Technical College, where he is involved with the OS & OOG Freight Program for Pilot Escort and Fork Lift Safety Programs for certification and distribution operations.
Very active in leadership positions across industry, Bill serves in various leadership capacities for organizations such as: the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance, APICS Savannah, the Savannah Traffic Club, WorkSource Georgia and beBee.com. Connect with Bill Stankiewicz on LinkedIn and learn more at: http://savannahsupplychain.com/
Scott W. Luton is the founder & host of Supply Chain Now Radio, which spotlights the best in all things Supply Chain. 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 serves on the advisory board for the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance. Connect with Scott Luton on LinkedIn and follow him on Twitter at @ScottWLuton.
Upcoming Events & Resources Mentioned in this Episode
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SCNR’s Scott Luton at Verusen event on “Digital Innovation & Intelligence”: click here
APICS Atlanta CSCP and CLTD Boot Camps at Georgia Tech: click here
Georgia Manufacturing Summit on October 9th:
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