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David Fisher: Raising the Roof

David Fisher: Raising the Roof

David Fisher is director of global logistics at Johns Manville, a leading engineer and manufacturer of residential and commercial insulation, roofing materials, and engineered products. Responsibilities: Managing inbound and outbound activities, including international logistics and compliance. Experience: Air export agent, Schenker International; various positions, culminating in district vice president, Danzas AEI (now DHL-DGF); global logistics […]

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Ron Harris: Getting to the Essence

Ron Harris: Getting to the Essence

Ron Harris is chief logistics officer at Young Living Essential Oils, which grows, distills, produces, and markets essential oils created to promote good health. It also makes nutritional supplements and personal care items containing the oils. Responsibilities: Manufacturing, purchasing, warehousing, distribution, transportation, facilities, and real estate. Experience: Buyer, Chipman’s & Taylor’s; assistant buyer and department […]

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Jennifer Burkhardt: What’s Brewing?<br />

Jennifer Burkhardt: What’s Brewing?

NAME: Jennifer Burkhardt TITLE: Transportation manager, specialty coffee business unit COMPANY: Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, since 2008 PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE: Network manager, strategic accounts manager, Schneider National; traffic coordinator, Seal Graphics Technologies; transportation analyst, Eagle Global Logistics; transportation manager, account manager, Central Refrigerated Service; transportation manager, corporate, Pacific Cycle. EDUCATION: BS, public administration, Upper Iowa University; […]

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Career Solutions: Working Smarter

Career Solutions: Working Smarter

Earning a graduate degree while employed can be challenging. But for those who make the effort, the rewards can include greater job satisfaction, the potential for promotion, and a salary uptick. Thinking about going back to school while holding on to your job? These professionals will inspire you.

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David Ayers: Embarking on an ERP World Tour<br />

David Ayers: Embarking on an ERP World Tour

NAME: David Ayers TITLE: Lead business analyst, warehouse management, since September 2010 COMPANY: Newell Rubbermaid, East Longmeadow, Mass. PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE: Transportation manager, training manager, U.S. Army, 27th Transportation Battalion; logistics manager, manufacturing manager, Jacobs Vehicle Systems —Danaher Corp.; financial advisor, UBS Paine Webber; shift supervisor, Jacobs Vehicle Systems; distribution and transportation manager, Lenox-Newell Rubbermaid EDUCATION: […]

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Cheryl Harrity: Cooking Up World-Class Service

NAME: Cheryl Harrity TITLE: Corporate director of supply chain COMPANY: MGP Ingredients, Inc., Atchison, Kansas, since 2010 PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE INCLUDES: Traffic specialist, fleet supervisor, warehouse supervisor, Acme Markets; consultant, logistics practice, KPMG Peat Marwick; vice president of transportation, CS Integrated; professor, Letter of Appointment, University of Nevada, Reno; practice lead, supply chain, APQC; partner, NaviChain […]

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Brian Hatfield’s Supply Chain Stylings<br />

Brian Hatfield’s Supply Chain Stylings

NAME: Brian Hatfield TITLE: Vice president of supply chain COMPANY: KPSS Inc., Linthicum, Md., since 2006 PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE: Production supervisor, The Dial Corp.; logistics manager, Sealright/Hutemaki; general manager, Lake River Corp.; regional logistics manager, director of supply chain, Alcoa Corp. EDUCATION: BS, finance and production management, Illinois State University, 1985; MBA, Keller Graduate School of […]

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Eric Cohen: Making a Clean Sweep<br />

Eric Cohen: Making a Clean Sweep

NAME: Eric Cohen TITLE: Vice president of logistics COMPANY: Waxie Sanitary Supply, San Diego, since 2000 PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE: Captain, supply and logistics officer, U.S. Marine Corps; factory representative, Volvo Cars North America; assistant director of logistics, Kaiser Permanente; corporate operations director, senior director of logistics, Waxie Sanitary Supply EDUCATION: University of California, San Diego, B.A. […]

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Joe Perillo: The Persuader

NAME: Joe Perillo TITLE: Director of supply chain, logistics, and lean enterprise COMPANY: PTR Baler and Compactor, Philadelphia, since 2007 PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE: Aircraft technician, U.S. Marine Corps; FAA-certified aircraft maintenance supervisor, Continental Airlines; production plant manager, Cardone Industries; advanced lean manufacturing specialist, DVIRC EDUCATION: University of Phoenix, BS in business management, 2007 Joe Perillo’s business […]

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Todd Stewart: All Wired Up <br />

Todd Stewart: All Wired Up

NAME: Todd Stewart TITLE: Vice president supply chain, since 2008 COMPANY: WireCo WorldGroup, Kansas City, Mo. PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE: Merchandise manager, JC Penney; product manager, then manager of distribution and customer service, then VP of distribution, transportation and customer service, WireCo WorldGroup EDUCATION: Missouri Western State University, BSBA in marketing and management, 1992; Benedictine College, Executive […]

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Leo Espinoza

Getting a Seat at the Leadership Table

Supply chain management’s evolution from a purely tactical to a critical strategic function has earned logistics executives a seat at the leadership table. What attributes do you need to earn that chair — and keep it? According to Korn/Ferry International studies of best-in-class executives, success is about 50 percent attributable to leadership characteristics, 40 percent […]

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Randall Plost: Plugged Into the Pipeline<br />

Randall Plost: Plugged Into the Pipeline

NAME: Randall Plost TITLE: Houston distribution manager COMPANY: Victaulic, since 1981 PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE: Travel agent; inside sales representative, Orbit Valve; customer care and distribution manager, Victaulic EDUCATION: University of Texas, Austin, BBA in marketing, 1978   Randall Plost didn’t worry much about his warehouse when he managed inside sales in Houston for Victaulic, a global […]

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Trends—August 2010<br />

Trends—August 2010

Shipping Maintains Traction Despite Gulf Slick The considerable environmental impacts from British Petroleum’s (BP) Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico have cast a pall over the region, endangering delicate ecosystems and tourism industries alike. But to date, the oil crisis has had little negative impact on shipping in the heavily trafficked corridor. Gulf […]

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Kevin Miles: Supermarket Superstar

NAME: Kevin Miles TITLE: Manager, inbound logistics, since 2007 COMPANY: Ahold USA PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE: Industrial engineer, UPS; senior process engineer, Ahold USA EDUCATION: University of Connecticut, BS, manufacturing engineering, 2000; University of New Haven, MBA, management technology, 2003; APICS, Certified Supply Chain Professional, 2007 When a water main serving the Boston area burst on Saturday, […]

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Dr. Carol Nappholz

Blended Learning: An Educational Hybrid

Statistics show earning a graduate degree increases the potential for higher earnings during your working life. Not surprisingly, an increasing number of applicants who already hold one or more graduate degrees are enrolling in executive and professional graduate degree programs. “You can never stop learning if you want to succeed, and if you want to […]

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