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


Aligning the supply chain with the broader corporate strategy is always a work in progress. Since 2000, Iasta has provided customers with effective solutions in enterprise spend management through SRM best practices. It supports clients through its Sourcing Acceleration Center, designed to quickly ramp up or down Iasta’s involvement with clients in order to help them meet deadlines and fill talent gaps. Bush has been integral to the growth of Iasta by supporting and influencing the development of new products and advisory services to help Iasta’s clients become best-in-class procurement organizations. A 14-year veteran of the supply chain, Brancos continues to put procurement on the map, working with key leaders to help them viewing procurement as a strategic function in their organizations. In 2011, Delaney launched Iasta’s sales enablement program and helped reposition Iasta’s message in the marketplace. McBride led process improvements and the expansion of Iasta’s spend analysis capabilities and sales support team. He also provides the expertise behind Iasta’s sales strategy for its SmartAnalytics platform. McCarrick helps Iasta clients identify, understand and resolve strategic problems related to spend management. He led several consulting engagements for Iasta clients that have collectively achieved more than $225 million in realized P&L savings. Treida is leading the development of new training and augmented service opportunities to help clients offload and amplify their efforts to make a greater impact on the company.

Fabio Domenech, General Manager, Latin America, Procurian (formerly ICG Commerce)

Combining strategic, operational and organizational experiences, Domenech believes that supply chain is crucial to properly deploy a corporate strategy.  Different industries have specific needs and requirements, and in some, supply chain can really be the differentiator between being the leader or not in the marketplace at all.

Kevin Gavin, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Services, IES, Ltd.

EDI integration remains the key challenge when delivering automated global supply chain management solutions. The key visionary behind the eCellerate product group at IES, Gavin consults regularly with CBP and customers to provide Web-based security and supply chain management solutions to global trading partners.

William Leedale CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP, Senior Advisor for Manufacturing & Engineering, IFS North America

There are three main areas where supply chain professions’ focus lies for 2012: sustainability, supply chain risk, and sales and operations planning (S&OP). Together with IFS, Leedale works with customers to educate them into how they can use the IFS product to track the CO2e and other materials used in the supply and to roll up these factors to first present where they are and then how they can improve.

Mark Wright, Chief Information Officer, Inmar

The supply chain is ripe with data that can provide a company with the necessary insight to meet its goals. When companies don’t collect data from their forward and reverse supply chains, they lack visibility to the root causes of inefficiencies that impact the top and bottom lines, such as hidden damage and inaccurate deliveries. Throughout his 30-year career, Wright demonstrated keen insight as to how computer infrastructure and business processes can deliver tangible enterprise benefits. At Inmar, Wright leverages this insight to help ensure manufacturers and retailers have access to the data needed to build more efficient, effective and safer supply chains.

The Team at Insight Sourcing Group

Tom Beaty, President & CEO

Brent H Eiland, Executive Vice President

Since 2002, Beaty and Eiland have worked hard to grow the company in terms of clients, resources and tools and meet client satisfaction and successful sourcing projects. Speed to results and deep expertise are the key thing Beaty provides his clients with, which enables them to meet sometimes unrealistic goals and save jobs as the companies are able to reduce costs in the procurement of goods and services as opposed to head count reduction. Many organizations don’t have the personnel, tools or expertise critical to optimize their supply chain activities. To address these challenges, Eiland helped lead the company’s development of delivery structure, project methodologies and diagnostic tools and leveraged all of these to solve significant client supply chain issues.

The Team at JDA Software

Joseph King, Senior Vice President, Cloud Services, JDA Software

Paula Natoli, Sr. Director, Product Management, JDA Software

Key challenges facing customers and their supply chains are not so much the problem of who to run their cloud but rather how to handle, access and interpret all of the available information in the supply chain. With 28 years of experience in software services, consulting and cloud computing, King leads JDA’s cloud offering to help customers better understand the ability to deliver supply chain expertise via the cloud. Natoli focuses on demand management, collaboration and S&OP processes and engages with companies to determine new functionality to develop into the JDA software that is being leveraged by customers to run their supply chains on a daily basis.

Anne Omrod, President & CEO, John Galt Solutions

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