Coronavirus and Supply Chain with Paul Malone – Director, Purchasing Functional Excellence at Allison Transmission

Coronavirus and Supply Chain with Paul Malone – Director, Purchasing Functional Excellence at Allison Transmission

It’s our pleasure to introduce Paul Malone – Director, Purchasing Functional Excellence at Allison Transmission, the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles and a leader in hybrid-propulsion systems for city buses.

Paul is a strategic, results-driven attorney with progressive experience leveraging legal skills and business acumen to identify and mitigate supply chain risk.

With his expertise in legal, commercial, and operational issues associated with technology development from product preceding technology through full production, Paul successfully leads cross-functional teams to solve complex business problems and operationalize business strategies by implementing repeatable and reproducible processes.

 

 
Coronavirus and Supply Chain – Dana Drake-Cox, VP Global Supply Management Security Stanley Black & Decker

Coronavirus and Supply Chain – Dana Drake-Cox, VP Global Supply Management Security Stanley Black & Decker

It’s our pleasure to introduce our amazing guest, Dana Drake-Cox.

Dana Drake-Cox is Vice President of Global Supply Management – Security at Stanley Black & Decker Incorporated. In her role, Dana leads a $1B Purchasing arm of Stanley Security, the world’s #2 supplier of security solutions, across all BUs and regions.

She drives Next Gen Procurement global linkage among Convergent Security, Mechanical Security, Healthcare, and Access Technology, including all vertical markets.

Dana manages an agile global team responsible for strategic sourcing, supply continuity, advanced analytics and post-merger integration in order to propel disruptive innovation growth. She reports directly to Stanley Black & Decker Chief Procurement Officer.

Dana is an innovative, results-driven Supply Chain professional with over 15 years of leadership responsibility in Purchasing and Quality for Fortune 250 companies. Dana delivers strategic vision, operations, and execution to unlock value and maximize global supply efficiencies for all business units and regions.

She champions big data analytics and virtual reality to create and capture value. Dana leads digital transformation strategies to shift from silo-oriented solutions to value chain cognitive collaboration.

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Coronavirus and Supply Chain with Radu Palamariu – Alcott Global Managing Director APAC Global Supply Chain Practice Head

Coronavirus and Supply Chain with Radu Palamariu – Alcott Global Managing Director APAC Global Supply Chain Practice Head

It’s our pleasure to introduce Radu Palamariu, Managing Director APAC, Global Supply Chain Practice Head at Alcott Global.

Radu is a connector, top talent scout in supply chain, technology, transport. Radu is also host of “Leaders in Supply Chain” podcast and a match maker.

A fervent believer that people are the key in any business, Radu enjoys challenging assignments most. The ones that involve using a multitude of channels and tools to find the right senior executive to take Alcott Global’s clients business to the next level.

Radu has lived and worked in several countries across the world. Being exposed to different countries and business realities has helped Radu mature into a rounded international business manager to then build great teams.

His specialties include end to end Supply Chain Executive Search: C-level, Vice President, General Management, Supply Chain leadership, Logistics leadership, Procurement leadership, Operations, Regional/Global Project Management appointments.

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Data and Tech in Supply Chain – How to Run a Successful E-Commerce Business with Guest Rick Watson

Data and Tech in Supply Chain – How to Run a Successful E-Commerce Business with Guest Rick Watson

This is episode 34 of Adventures in Supply Chain podcast.  We are pleased to present the Data and Tech in Supply Chain Video Series with guest Rick Watson, E-Commerce Expert.

Our guest, Rick Watson, after spending the last 20 years as a technology entrepreneur and operator exclusively in the eCommerce industry with companies like ChannelAdvisor, Barnes & Noble.com, Merchantry, and Pitney Bowes, started his own business to help with incubating and growing direct-to-consumer businesses.

Rick has been a featured speaker at nationwide news programs such as Bloomberg Surveillance and Bloomberg West, as well as at a number of retail-focused industry events including NRF Shop.org, ECommerce Europe, ETail West, and others.

In this episode we talk about the following:

  1. What are the most common challenges that e-commerce companies face? Is it Marketing or Supply Chain?
  2. Where are cost savings opportunities?
  3. What is the role of data and technology in e-commerce companies?
  4. If a company needs to choose a particular area where to invest in technology, what’s that area? And why?
  5. Thoughts about the battle between UPS and Amazon?
  6. What companies that are already in business and want to scale should do?
  7. What companies that want to start or developing more their e-commerce channels should do, in particular those that are doing B2B?
 
Coronavirus and Supply Chain Series – How to Build a Purchasing Department from the Ground Up with Guest Vivek Sengupta

Coronavirus and Supply Chain Series – How to Build a Purchasing Department from the Ground Up with Guest Vivek Sengupta

It’s our pleasure to introduce Vivek Sengupta – the head of procurement at ICANN (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). ICANN is a key facilitator in the global discussions around evolving internet policy.

Vivek is a dynamic and trusted procurement professional having over twenty years of experience across varied industries such as Internet, Technology, Insurance, Financial Services, Manufacturing and Entertainment.

With his strong interpersonal skills, Vivek has great experience in leading diverse, cross-disciplinary teams in matrix organizations. He got his MBA from Indiana University – a top 20 US business school – with concentrations in Strategy and Supply Chain. Vivek is ISM Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) and certified Six Sigma Green Belt.