The 13th Annual “Pros to Know” Set the Pace for a Better Supply Chain in 2013 and Beyond

Each year, it gets harder and harder to narrow down the final list of our annual “Pros to Know” awards honoree list. And this year is no exception as the editors of Supply & Demand Chain Executive whittled the final list down from nearly 400...


 

Mike Regan, President, TranzAct Technologies

Since Regan founded TranzAct Technologies in 1984, the company completed over 1000 client implementations; and processed over 600 million freight bills representing over $75 billion in freight bill payments. In 2011, Regan recognized the need to address the growing issue of transportation risk management. He founded Active Scout and designed its premier product, Shipper Shield, with the premise that you must know who you are doing business with. Shipper Shield protects shippers from transportation risk by evaluating all of a shipper’s carriers and brokers and their operating authority, contracts, insurance, financial position and safety ratings.

 

Rahul Ahuja and Mark Usher, Co-Founders of Treya Partners

With over 15 years of supply chain experience as a practitioner and consultant, Ahuja helped several private equity firms design and launch successful portfolio procurement programs in categories as diverse as purchased electronic components; small parcel freight; industrial supplies and telecommunications services. With over 20 years of supply chain experience as a practitioner and consultant, Usher helped benchmark current practices and redesign the procurement operating model for a consortium of state governments in addition to having launched an innovative “procurement tune-up” training workshop focused on savings realization techniques for procurement professionals.

 

2013 Practitioner Pros To Know

Douglas Kent, Global Vice President, Avnet Velocity, Avnet Inc.

In leading Avnet Velocity, Kent finds ways to help customers and suppliers improve supply chain effectiveness and drive Avnet’s forward-moving capabilities by focusing on supply chain innovation far beyond what is expected from the distribution channel. This strategy is directly coupled with its corporate organic growth and customer engagement strategies, with significant emphasis placed on the effective use of technology in providing visibility and insight to the evolving dynamics of the global electronics marketplace.

 

CACI International Inc.

Team Leader: Joseph Boyd, Senior Vice President

Team Members: Paul Carey, Logistics Analyst Manager; William Hershey, Logistics Manager; Robert Hunt, Senior Program Manager; Shannon Metcalf, Quality Manager; Matthew Morgan, Deputy Project Manager; Cecile Strait, Senior Program Manager; Jim Stubblefield, Vice President; Vish Varma, Senior Vice President

Understanding the asymmetric threat to National Security and the global supply chain, leadership at CACI International takes proactive and innovative measures to protect the supply chain of its customers as well as its own. CACI’s Enterprise Technology Solutions (ETS) business group is a standards-based organization which promotes the use of management systems to instantiate business best practices in a manner that enables monitoring, control and improvement within the organization. The ETS business group evaluated various disciplines in order to determine which ones could be coupled to address holistic security practices within the supply chain.

 

Scott Crutchfield, Chief Operating Officer, Crocs Inc.

Crocs, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2012 and reached $1 billion in annual sales for the first time, has grown from selling 12 styles to today’s more than 300 footwear styles. To manage distribution center efficiencies and increase production timelines, Crutchfield shifted relevant responsibilities—such as value-added packaging and markings on footwear—from distribution centers to manufacturing locations. These changes have resulted in eight to 10 percent total product cost savings.

 

Steve Schuman, Senior Vice President, Corporate Procurement and General Manager, Managed Services, DG3

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