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


E. Allen West, CEO & President, Railinc Corp.

West believes that managing the health and vitality of freight rail cars is a challenge that his primary customers will continue to face and evidence supports it is a significant challenge. In leading Railinc since 2006, he has been instrumental in working with the rail industry and the Association of American Railroads to develop software systems that improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the North American rail network.

Emily Rakowski, Global Head of Procurement Solution Marketing, SAP

Rakowski plays a key role in driving SAP’s leadership in the procurement area. She engages with prospects and customers to discover their biggest challenges, talks with the analyst community, regulatory bodies and industry associations about current issues and trends, and then works to define product requirements.

Dave Brooks, Senior Director, Strategic Business Solutions Supply Chain Practice, Software AG

The key challenge in the year ahead will continue to be the issue of supply chain visibility. Brooks continues to help his customers address this challenge through a concept called the “Path to Agility” which goes a step beyond measuring company performance through just financial metrics and instead deconstructs those metrics into the supply chain process components that support it to examine the effectiveness of a company’s business model.

Robert F. Byrne, President and CEO, Terra Technology

Byrne meets regularly with executives from some of the largest consumer products companies to help manufacturers improve profits through supply chain efficiency. He recently established the annual Terra Technology Forecasting Performance Benchmark Study so that manufacturers could compare demand planning performance relative to leading consumer products companies, evaluate supply chain strengths and weaknesses, and adopt forecasting excellence best practices.

Kurt Cavano, CEO, TradeCard

By borrowing from today’s popular social media model, supply chains can allow their entire network of parties to be updated instantly on orders or changes and to collaborate on better decisions. Cavano led a movement to address the financial side of the supply chain more than a decade ago. Today, he is the visionary behind a cloud-based platform that connects all parties in the supply chain including buyers, sellers, financial institutions, freight forwarders and customs brokers.

Chris Morrow, Vice President, Consulting Service Delivery, Volt Consulting Group

The struggling economy forced many organizations to add different types of labor inputs to their workforce as a means for increasing their competitive advantage. As a result, complex organizations are finding themselves with workforces that are not fully synchronized. Bringing human resources, procurement and finance together for maximum efficiency will go a long way in support of overall corporate strategies. With Volt Consulting Group for almost 10 years, Morrow developed deep expertise in client account management, solution design and service delivery of state of the art services procurement solutions to help clients better address such challenges.

2012 Pros to Know—Team Recipients

The Team at IHS, Supply Chain Experts

  • Gustav Ando, Director, Global Healthcare Products, IHS
  • Glenn Bassett, Vice President, Supply Chain, Global Products & Services, IHS
  • Daniel Bronstein, Senior Solution Engineer, Electronic Products & Solutions, IHS
  • Thomas Dinges, Principal Analyst, EMS & ODM, IHS
  • Dale Ford, Senior Vice President, Electronics Market Intelligence, IHS
  • Greg Jaknunas, Senior Product Manager, IHS
  • Rory King, Director, Supply Chain, Global Product Marketing, IHS
  • Sarah McDowall, Senior Analyst, Country Intelligence, IHS
  • Rick Pierson, Principal Analyst - Semiconductors, IHS
  • Kristal Snider, Vice President, ERAI Inc.
  • Mark Snider, President, ERAI Inc.
  • Greg Wood, Senior Product Manager, IHS
  • Scott Wilson, Senior Strategist, IHS

 

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