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


Ann Drake, CEO, DSC Logistics

Drake believes in continually strengthening communication and collaboration between DSC and its partners, as well as facilitating interaction and idea-sharing among those partners themselves. Under her leadership, DSC teams are expanding their focus on collaborating with partners in managing the regulatory environment. In 2011, she established a Health Care Strategy Board to consult with DSC on industry trends and challenges, enhancing DSC’s two decades of experience in healthcare supply chain management.

Jason Beardall, Vice President, Truckload Sourcing, England Logistics, Inc.

In most cases, a company’s transportation spend is the largest budgeted area of dollars spent. It is also the area that tends to have the most inefficiency. Driver recruiting continues to be and is forecasted to remain the primary challenge facing trucking companies of all sizes. Beardall and England Logistics together introduced new technologies to identify inefficiencies such as lack of route optimization, house processes and procedures or mis-alignment of lanes and schedules.

Jim Barnes, President and CEO, enVista

A leading expert in enterprise cost management from source to consumption, Barnes worked with a wide variety of manufacturers, distributors and retailers to drive continuous improvements and eliminate inventory, transportation and warehousing cost. “It is not often you can have one conversation with one individual who understands retail supply chains from source to consumption. From vendor compliance, inbound freight optimization, merchandise planning to store labor standards—Jim gets it,” said Ted Jackson, Chief Information Officer, Sport Chalet.

Philippe Jadoul, Vice President International, Flash Global Logistics

Jadoul was an instrumental force behind the set-up and maintenance of Flash Global Logistics’ growing trade management capabilities worldwide. He helped expand the company’s reach into import and exportation capabilities by working with IT to implement the processes into an automated system, allowing clients a window into the compliance process via a single screen tracking software application.

Bruce Johnson, CEO and President, GHX

The supply chain represents the second largest operating expense for most hospitals, but it is also the fastest growing. Johnson is currently leading an initiative through which the GHX user community is working to drive $5 billion in costs out of healthcare during a five-year time period that began in 2010. To date, GHX documented more than $2 billion in supply chain cost reductions and the GHX community is on track to cut another $3 billion in healthcare costs by 2014. Johnson leads the world’s largest electronic trading exchange for healthcare to bring together provider, manufacturer, distributor and group purchasing organizations in a connected community designed to improve efficiencies, visibility and accuracy in the healthcare supply chain.

Andy Stinnes, EVP, Products and Strategy, GT Nexus

Stinnes has been instrumental in designing and developing the GT Nexus cloud supply chain platform, a unique multi-enterprise platform which helps companies monitor and control inventory flows around the world. Under his direction, the GT Nexus products and engineering teams have developed a platform that puts entire supply chain communities on the same information “page,” all seeing and operating against a common information set.

The Team from IASTA

David Bush, Chief Executive Officer | Mireia Brancos, Managing Director of Sales, Northeast | Sean Delaney, Vice President of Global Sales | Scott McBride, Director of Global Alliances

Matt McCarrick, Managing Director of Professional Services | Jason Treida, Chief Operating Officer

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