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ABOUT OUR CONTRIBUTORS

Janet Godsell

About Janet Godsell

Professor Jan Godsell joined WMG in October 2013 from her prior position of Senior Lecturer at Cranfield University School of Management. Professor Godsell's career has been split between both industry and academia. She joined the faculty of Cranfield in 2001, following the completion of her Executive MBA there. She also completed her PhD at Cranfield, researching the development of a customer responsive supply chain. Prior to her return to academia, Professor Godsell developed a successful career within industry, beginning at ICI/Zeneca Pharmaceuticals. Following this, she worked up to senior management level at Dyson, in both Supply Chain and Operations Management functions. At Dyson, she undertook a number of operational and process improvement roles within R&D, customer logistics, purchasing and manufacturing. Professor Godsell is a Chartered Engineer and Member of the IMechE. She is on the board and scientific committee of EurOMA (European Operations Management Association), the cabinet of the UK roundtable of CSCMP (Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals) and the manufacturing steering committee of the IMechE. She is on the editorial board of 3 journals, including the International Journal of Operations and Production Management, and she is an advocate for improving the uptake of STEM subjects by school children

Yossi Sheffi

About Yossi Sheffi

Dr. Yossi Sheffi is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he serves as Director of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL). He is an expert in systems optimization, risk analysis, and supply chain management, which are the subjects he teaches and researches at MIT.

Jonathan OBrien

About Jonathan O'Brien

Jonathan is the CEO and a founding member of Positive Purchasing. Jonathan has over 25 years’ experience of working with household name companies around the world to help transform procurement capability. Jonathan works with executive teams to shape and implement winning procurement strategies, is an inspirational trainer and trains, coaches and develops procurement teams to perform and realize their potential. Jonathan leads the team at Positive Purchasing to develop the thought leadership and practical tools to help transform procurement capability worldwide. Jonathan is an award-winning author of procurement and negotiation books, he is an accomplished broadcaster and writer and likes to paint, cycle and swim.

Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC)

About Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC)

Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC) is a research institute established by the Government of Aragon in Spain in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Zaragoza. Founded in 2003, the ZLC campus is located in the heart of PLAZA, the largest logistics park in the southwest of Europe that serves as a working laboratory to transfer new knowledge and working practices. ZLC mission is to create an international center of excellence for research and education in logistics and SCM that actively engages with industry and the public sector to develop and disseminate knowledge.

Niels van Hove

About Niels van Hove

Niels is a Supply Chain consultant and Mental Toughness coach who helps individuals and organizations be themselves at their best. He has a proven track record of delivering results in complex business environments. He implemented supply chain and business planning transformations in over 10 countries and he combines his broad 20 years international, organizational and cross functional leadership expertise with his accredited coaching skills to help companies align and integrate their business to improve performance. He lives in Melbourne Australia.

MIT Global SCALE Network

About MIT Global SCALE Network

The MIT Global SCALE (Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence) Network was initially formed in 2004 with the opening of the Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC) in Zaragoza Spain. It expanded in 2008 with the opening of the Center for Latin American Logistics Innovation (CLI) in Bogotá Colombia and then again in 2011 with the creation of the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI) in Shah Alam, Malaysia. Collectively, the SCALE Network, which includes MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL), now spans four continents. The primary objectives of the SCALE Network are to: - expand MIT CTL's scope for both education and research - create local supply chain management human capital and expertise in different regions of the world - open up new opportunities for innovation - develop new educational models and paradigms - create a worldwide network of executives, alumni and students, educated or trained by MIT or with MIT material and influence. It is designed and operated as a balanced network where each center contributes resources to conduct joint research, administers educational programs, and works with corporate sponsors. They are not meant to be MIT outposts but instead are structured with 10 - 20 year contracts where local expertise is hired, enlarged and developed. The SCALE Network allows faculty, researchers, students, and affiliated companies from all three centers to pool their expertise and collaborate on projects that will create supply chain and logistic innovations with global applications, and help companies to compete in an increasingly complex business environment.

David Weaver

About David Weaver

David spent the first years of his career as a retail buyer, before studying for his Master's Degree in the field of International Business Management. Since graduating, he has devoted his time to the fields of supply chain management and online marketing. In 2012, David created the Inventory & Supply Chain Optimization Blog together with INFORM Software, covering a wide array of supply chain and inventory management topics. Other blogging projects include the creation of The Social Web Weaver and contributing articles to the Huffington Post.

Antonia Renner

About Antonia Renner

Antonia Renner writes about global supply chain and supplier information management trends, events, surveys and case studies. In her blogs, she provides best practices that help increase the effectiveness of supply chain- and supplier information management or improve traceability and regulatory compliance. Antonia is a Senior Manager Information Quality Solutions Marketing at Informatica and based in Germany. She holds a double-degree in international business economics from the University of Applied Sciences in Augsburg, Germany and the ESCE International Business School in Paris La Défense, France.

Shaun Rothwell

About Shaun Rothwell

Shaun Rothwell is Founder and CEO of iDrive Logistics—an industry-leading supply chain consulting and contract optimization firm. With 22 years of experience in the small parcel and logistics industry—including 8 with the US Army as a Supply Chain Specialist—Shaun was a partner in building (and selling) the largest and fastest growing small parcel audit and contract optimization firm in the industry. Shaun was the Gold Eagle Chairman award winner while at UPS and holds the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Stephen F. DeAngelis

About Stephen F. DeAngelis

Stephen DeAngelis is a technology and supply chain entrepreneur and patent holder with over 25 years of experience helping to pioneer the application of advanced cognitive computing technologies and applied mathematics to commercial industries and governmental agencies. He is a former Visiting Scientist at the Mathematical and Computational Sciences Directorate and the Center for Advanced Technology at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University. He was recognized in December 2006, as one of Esquire magazine’s “Best and Brightest” honorees as “The Innovator.” In 2012, Forbes magazine recognized him as one of the “Top Influencers in Big Data.”

Vera Lim

About Vera Lim

Vera Lim is an Inbound Marketer with TradeGecko, a company that provides cloud-based inventory management software for growing businesses. Vera writes for TradeGecko's blog and knowledge base, covering topics ranging from the latest e-commerce developments to explaining how inventory management works without the jargon.

Kevin Hill

About Kevin Hill

Kevin Hill heads up the marketing efforts and provides technical expertise to the sales and service teams at Quality Scales Unlimited in Byron, California. He enjoys everything mechanical and electronic, computers, the internet and spending time with family.

Jeffrey Berk

About Jeffrey Berk

Jeffrey is COO of ClientLoyalty, an enterprise relationship management technology company that helps buyers and suppliers use data to build bonds of loyalty. Jeffrey is also an adjunct professor of operations at Loyola University of Chicago where he teaches on process improvement techniques.

Amber Markim

About Amber Markim

Amber Markim is the Operations Assistant for Flash Global, a global leader in Global Service Supply Chain Solutions. Amber is responsible for assisting operations, marketing, and sales to deliver best in class solutions for supply chain clients.

Prashant Mendki

About Prashant Mendki

Prashant is a business strategy expert with over 15 year professional experience in Analytics, Data Management, Sales Management, Business Development, Strategic Alliances and strategic business planning. He possesses strong experience in solution practice management, go-to-market strategy and business development in high growth and mature markets. At Bristlecone he is responsible for driving revenue by developing partner strategy, working closely with partner ecosystem, and defining & executing demand generation programs. He has successfully implemented strategic collaboration with business partners and key customers to derive business value throughout the engagement value chain.

Tom Craig

About Tom Craig

Tom is a supply chain and logistics consultant with LTD Management. He has real-world logistics and supply chain experience. Tom's experience and capabilities are cutting-edge and bring authority to clients. Domestic and global. Blue ocean strategy using SCM. New supply chain that drives new e-commerce. Multichannel. Inventory velocity / reduction. Lean. Best practices. Risk assessment. Segmentation. Metrics. Process. Technology. Outsourcing. Suppliers. Supply chain complexity. Product portfolios. Brand and private labels. Short shelf life cycles. Customer portfolios. Transport. Inventory. And more. Also provides consulting for 3PLs and other logistics service providers. Develop and execute strategy, create value proposition/unique selling proposition, positioning, blue ocean strategy, and service / market segmentation that improve customer retentions, increase margins, and grow the business.

Patrizia Casoni

About Patrizia Casoni

Patrizia is Marketing Executive at OmPrompt. With a passion for innovative content and promotion, she introduces the world’s leading brands to customer automation management (CAM). CAM automates the repetitive and people-intensive transactional processes in the order-to-cash (OTC) cycle, freeing up front line staff to perform the tasks they were originally hired to do.

James Wilkinson

About James Wilkinson

James is an expert in process automation within the Customer Facing Supply Chain, having spent over 10 years working in FMCG and Logistics companies and 5 more at one of the world's leading SaaS providers. James has strong experience in helping organisations to apply technology to best practise ways of working across multiple regions. At OmPrompt, James is responsible for driving revenue by developing strategic partnerships with FMCG and Food Service companies to drive value that goes beyond simple point solutions. James is passionate about removing low value manual tasks from the job description for Customer Service, Logistics and Finance teams.

Sonia Kallat

About Sonia Kallat

Sonia is Marketing professional at Bristlecone. She is a content marketing expert with a focus on supply chain management and strategic sourcing & procurement. She has expertise in industry verticals including retail, consumer products, manufacturing and high tech.

Stuart Rosenberg

About Stuart Rosenberg

Based just outside New York City, Stuart Rosenberg enjoys a regional reputation as a subject matter expert and published author in Supply Chain Management. He is proficient in Lean Six Sigma disciplines, and has both "white belt" and "green belt" certifications. He is experienced in production environments and effective inventory control. Stuart is also proficient in MRP based inventory control systems and ERP systems.

Michael Blumberg

About Michael Blumberg

Michael R. Blumberg is an expert on the design, management and coordination of Aftermarket Service operations within in a wide array of industry segments, including, industrial automation, information technology, telecommunications, medical electronics, material handling equipment, consumer electronics, appliances, etc. He has over 20 years of experience in strategic planning, market research, benchmarking, enterprise systems design, and strategic management of product support operations. He is currently the President of Blumberg Advisory Group, Inc. (ww.blumberg-advisor.com). He blogs at www.reverselogisticstoday.net.

Federica Auletta

About Federica Auletta

Federica has a degree in Foreign Languages and Communication for Business and Tourism. She is Communications Assistant at Market Inspector UK, a B2B digital marketplace for businesses and institutions in Europe. As an online marketing company, Market Inspector provides a unique service, by giving the opportunity to compare quotes and offers from different suppliers. Federica worked in Italy, France, UK and Denmark in marketing-related companies and multicultural environments. She believes the ability to preserve the marketplace and to maintain high standards in business performance are the greatest indicators of success.

Vijay Baweja

About Vijay Baweja

Vijay is a supply Chain Professional with 5 years of experience across industries - FMCG, Automotive, Semiconductors. He has expertise in End to End Supply Chain Planning, Demand Planning, Supply Planning, Inventory Management and in depth understanding of Sales and Operations Planning. Post graduate in Management from Tier-1 B-school in India, Vijay has assisted various organizations in the selection, implementation, and support for various process improvements and supply chain projects. With his in-depth consulting skills, business knowledge, and supply chain planning expertise he has handled diverse supply chain challenges & business problems. At Bristlecone, He performs the role of a Senior Supply Chain Consultant and is also solution owner for Bristlecone IP - DemandPlanning NOWTM

Charles Fallon

About Charles Fallon

Charles has been working as a supply chain consultant since 1998. He has worked with clients at all levels of the supply chain, from manufacturers to retailers, in a wide array of industries including food, pharmaceuticals, apparel and construction materials. He has extensive experience in supply chain strategy, facility design & implementation and operations. Charles holds a degree in mining engineering from McGill University in Montreal. Charles is Principal at LIDD.

Vasilis Karamalegos

About Vasilis Karamalegos

Vasilis is a serial entrepreneur on the area of online professional collaboration. Prior to his entrepreneurial journey Vasilis was a passionate supply chain professional ,worked for 8 years in Procter & Gamble and is an MSc graduate of Cranfield University in Logistics & Supply chain Management.

Stuart Emmett

About Stuart Emmett

Stuart Emmett is a freelance independent trainer and consultant who trades under the name of Learn and Change. Stuart believes that in times of change, it is only those who consciously learn, that will inherit, a successful future. Stuart has operational and strategic experience in varied commercial service industries - gained in the UK and Nigeria – and is particularly interested in the “people issues” of management processes, as well as logistics and supply-chain management. He has worked on 6 continents, in over 30 countries and delivered to over 50 nationalities. Stuart has written 30 books on supply chain and leadership/management topics.

Vaishnavi Agrawal

About Vaishnavi Agrawal

Vaishnavi Agrawal loves pursuing excellence through writing and have a passion for technology. She has successfully managed and run personal technology magazines and websites. She currently writes for intellipaat.com, a global training company that provides e-learning and professional certification training. The courses offered by Intellipaat address the unique needs of working professionals. She is based out of Bangalore and has an experience of 5 years in the field of content writing and blogging. Her work has been published on various sites related to Hadoop, Big Data, Business Intelligence, Project Management, Cloud Computing, IT, SAP, Project Management and more.

Matthew Cook

About Matthew Cook

Matt is a corporate software project veteran and author of Escaping the Software Money Pit: a Winning Roadmap for Managers and Executives. To read about more topics like this, visit his educational website at www.softwaremoneypit.com

Peep Tomingas

About Peep Tomingas

After graduating from Tallinn University of Technology with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Peep received a master’s degree in International Business Administration from the Estonian Business School. Peep spent five years at Ericsson Estonia as logistics manager, and then worked as a supply chain manager for the Baltic States at ABB until 2015. Peep has been a board member for Estonia's Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Association Prolog since 2014, and he is currently their CEO. He is also an advisor to DeltaBid, a startup providing procurement cloudware. Peep specializes in supply chain management, strategic sourcing, and supplier relationship management.

Charul Agrawal

About Charul Agrawal

A highly focussed SAP APO consultant wtih 5 + years of professional experience in areas of SCM with sound functional knowledge in Demand planning, Supply Network Planning , Production planning and ECC integration. I have experience in different domains like FMCG, high-tech and semiconductors to name a few. Responsible for taking care of end to end DP and SNP cycle for one of the leading semiconductor customer.

Patrick Strauss

About Patrick Strauss

Patrick Strauss is a life-long technology enthusiast and a Vice-President at OmPrompt. He is currently building a Partner network of like-minded companies who want to improve their order-to-cash process across the entire supply chain. Patrick is recognised as a supply chain influencer and he regularly speaks to the industry about topics relating to the Internet of Things (IoT) and visibility within the supply chain. Having lived, worked, and studied in Europe, the US and Japan, Patrick brings a unique global perspective which he uses to help customers achieve their goals and deliver solutions.

Hari Kishan Sharma

About Hari Kishan Sharma

Hari is a Supply Chain IT consultant with special interest in Demand Planning, Supply Chain Planning, Inventory Optimization, Sales & Operations Planning, Trade Promotions planning, Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment (CPFR). He has around 16 years of experience in implementing Supply chain solutions working with several global Fortune organizations in Retail, CPG, manufacturing, Hi-Tech and Healthcare sectors.

Rogier van Zon

About Rogier van Zon

Rogier van Zon is an experienced international manager at executive level, who holds a masters degree in general management. He has managed logistics operations, projects and processes at the service provider site, and manufacturing site, over the past 20 years. His experience of working and living abroad for many years have developed a personality and mindset, which allows him to easily, move in different organizations, organization layers and cultures. In 2015 he decided, to establish his own company Logexma and, use his experiences and knowledge to help other companies creating a competitive advantage with their logistics.

Baidhurya Mani

About Baidhurya Mani

Baidhurya is a supply chain analytics trainer @ www.supplychainmodeler.com and he is the author of a bestselling supply chain course on Udemy. Baidhurya is currently working on designing "Network Design with Supply Chain Guru" Training Program. In the past, Baidhurya has worked with the likes of General Mills and has experience of executing multiple high value strategic supply chain projects.

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