2005 Pros to Know

Supply & Demand Chain Executive honors the practitioners and providers that have proved to be 2005's thought-leaders


The Supply & Demand Chain Executive Provider Pros to Know is a listing of individuals from supply and demand chain solution providers who exhibit deep domain knowledge and innovative thinking within the industry. Through a dedication to continued improvement in supply chain technology, these individuals have worked to help supply chain management professionals by equipping them with the proper tools. While there are many other individuals contributing to the advancement of supply and demand chain enablement, those included on our 2005 list were selected from among individuals who submitted completed Provider Pros to Know applications and met the requirements set forth in the submissions application.

Jay Baitler, Executive Vice President, Staples Inc. — Strong advocate of “total cost” approach to sourcing and procurement.

Robert Barnes, Founder and CEO, PrimeRevenue Inc. — Calls for extending the benefits of technology into the financial supply chain in a way that benefits both buyers and suppliers.

David Bush, Founder, Iasta — Educates the supply chain community on the use of Web-based tools for supply chain management. Frequent guest speaker on sourcing and supply management themes before industry audiences.

Fadi Chehadé, co-Founder, CEO and Chairman, Viacore — A founder of RosettaNet and a frequent speaker on the competitive advantages to be gained through information sharing, collaboration and integration across enterprise boundaries.

Rob Cissel, Vice President, Customer Development, Frictionless Commerce Inc. — Calls on sourcing organizations to continuously strive to increase the amount of an enterprise's spend under management in order to drive incremental cost savings to the bottom line.

Dr. Morris A. Cohen, Founder and Chairman of the Board, MCA Solutions — Focuses on developing and applying analytical model-based methods derived from real world supply chains, particularly in the area of after-sales service product support.

Joint Award: Sean Devine, Director of Client Services, and Sherry Gordon, Vice President, Supplier Performance Intelligence, Emptoris Inc. — Devine promotes the value of optimization in strategic sourcing, allowing buyers to analyze large quantities of information to create “what if” scenarios to realize the true cost of each purchase. Gordon helped pioneer the field of enabling supplier performance measurement.

Steven D. Duket, Solutions Manager, MAPICS Inc. — Evangelizer working to help companies understand both why it is necessary to adopt new collaborative approaches in the supply chain and how these approaches can be applied.

Jason Gilroy, Vice President, Outsourcing, ICG Commerce — Frequent speaker and writer on procurement outsourcing.

Rene Jones, President and CEO, AHN Corp. — Thought-leader on improving warehouse operations, author of the recent book This Place Sucks — What Your Warehouse Employees Think about Your Company and How to Change Their Perceptions!

Dr. Jeff Karrenbauer, President, INSIGHT Inc. — Expert on optimization and simulation models for designing and analyzing complex supply chains and integrated logistics systems.

J. Michael Kilgore, President and CEO, Chainalytics — Early advocate of integrated supply chain planning and the value of incorporating transportation and distribution into the planning process.

George Klaus, President, CEO and Chairman, Epicor Software Corp. — Evangelizer for applying business best practices to supply chain management, including strategies for effectively collaborating with customers, suppliers and partners for improved business results.

John Madrid, Executive Vice President, Strategic Sourcing Services, Procuri Inc. — Believes in establishing fundamental sourcing best practices as the basis for awarding business to produce “total best value” for a company.

Dr. Nissim Ozer, Chief Technology Officer, RF Code Inc. — Featured speaker and expert at industry conferences and symposia on hybrid radio frequency identification (RFID) software and on evolutionary data collection schemes within the modern supply chain.

Joseph Pecoraro, President and CEO, Archimedian Software — Early evangelizer on the benefits of e-sourcing, promoting the adoption of tools and the expansion of new functionality into such areas as optimization and category management.

Dalip Raheja, President and CEO, The Mpower Group — Pioneer in integrating change management techniques in the supply chain management field, and recently has been advancing the thinking around supplier relationship management.

Peter Regen, Vice President, Global Visible Commerce, Unisys Corp. — Leader in promoting the adoption of RFID and other technologies for tracking, tracing and securing goods and assets.

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