Honoring Supply Chain Leaders Who Meet Challenges, Manage Risk and Deliver Results to the Bottom Line

Supply & Demand Chain Executive 12th Annual Pros to Know Awards recognizes leading executives


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The Team at CDC Software

Steve Halula, Director of Customer Strategic Solutions, CDC Software

Anne van de Heetkamp, Director, Global Trade Compliance, CDC Software

Throughout his career, Halula initiated several strategies to solve supply chain problems including the design of one of the earliest flow-through retail systems; working with a company who provided a standardized WMS system; RFID; advanced mechanization (pick-to-light, put-to-light, AS/RS, carousels); and performed return on investment (ROI) studies and best practice analyses. Van de Heetkamp’s Global Trade Management experience in trade consultancy, global trade software and global trade product development with both public and venture-backed technology companies spans multiple decades, countries and continents. For 2012, we expect to see continued changes to regulation and increased government audits. These, combined with the market need for more supply chain visibility, will continue to be a factor in our solution development.

Matt Gersper, President, Global Data Mining, CiGDM  |  Ron Lackey, President, CUSTOMS Info, CiGDM

Gersper helps businesses optimize global trade applications and streamline global trade automation. Under his leadership, Global Data Mining (GDM) developed a better way to work in helping multi-national companies increase the informational value of trade data and the productivity of global trade staff to reduce operating costs, improve customs compliance, accelerate supply chain speed and maximize the return on investment of this corporate function. Lackey understands the importance of strategic decisions made with data and how they affect the supply chain. He has helped clients integrate duty and tax data into their supply chain to better ensure that the product the customer receives is the price at which they made their buying decision.

Jason Evans, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, Sales and Marketing, Corbus LLC

The supply chain is no different from other segments of the company in that strategies need to be followed and it often takes thinking outside of the box to make it work. Evans plans for clients’ future states by listening to their goals and adapts his solution for success. His mentality begins with the immediate savings and efficiency but he works within the long term creating renewed partnerships past the original engagement.

Jim Lawton, President and GM of D&B Supply Management Solutions (SMS), D&B

Lawton is recognized as a forward-thinking leader in the field of supplier risk management. He is dedicated to improving all aspects of managing supplier relationships— from both the vendor and user perspective. His firsthand knowledge of the role that suppliers play in business success helps fuel D&B products and services that engender the kind of supplier relationships that result in concrete contributions to manufacturer’s and supplier’s top and bottom lines.

Bill Harrison, President at Demand Solutions (Demand Management, Inc.)

Since 2006, Harrison has led the company to improvements in its applications and provided industry thought leadership in broad issues from effective inventory management practices to technology innovation in supply chain management. He recognizes the importance of constant improvement to Demand Solutions’ applications, the user interface and the communications and collaboration tools to link production, sales, customers and finance. Under his leadership the company has become a business partner. It doesn’t just sell software or “solutions.” It improves its customers’ business.

Thuy Q Mai, Chairman and CEO, DiCentral

The supply chain’s main function is to support and enable the company’s overall business strategy through automating and streamlining current business processes, as well as driving down operational costs. When customer demand unexpectedly spikes, companies must re-evaluate the state of their operations in order to satisfy customer demand and remain profitable. Mai recognized this dilemma and responded by focusing on supply chain efficiency, helping customers to manage growth in a time of economic uncertainty through EDI enablement.

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