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...


Seidel has over 20 years of experience in project management including over 11 years managing and implementing high performance material handling systems for clients throughout North and South America. He helped companies extend the life of their existing distribution centers (DC’s) by retrofitting them with newer technology or outfitting Greenfield DC’s with new systems and equipment. The majority of his retrofit work over the past five years enabled his clients to reach new service levels or reduce unit costs while postponing larger capital expenditures.

 

Derek Smith, Chief Commercial Officer, GHX

With more than 20 years of industry experience and as the leader of GHX product management, Smith drives the development of software solutions that will create a more connected, efficient and streamlined supply chain infrastructure for the healthcare industry. One key deliverable in support of this goal is the initiative Smith currently leads to develop supply chain solutions for the OR, which will track the purchase and use of implantable medical devices (e.g. hips, knees, cardiac stents, etc.), including physician preference items (PPI).

 

IHS Government, Aerospace and Defense DMSMS Obsolescence Team, IHS Inc.

Team Members: Chuck Austin; Ross Beiler; Bob Braasch; Rick Brittingham; Randy Butler; Kevin Hearn; Greg Jaknunas; Rory King; Vicki Knauf; David Koel; Joe Marlino; Dave Martin; Deana Mobley; Pete Morse; Laura Woods

For over 50 years, IHS helped enable the government, military, defense contractors and sub-contractors with information and analytics to improve mission readiness. The IHS A&D DMSMS team specializes in supplier risk, supply chain management, engineering, logistics and sustainment pertaining to a particular defense supply chain phenomena, Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS). Between 2011 and 2012 alone, over 2,200 global customers and hundreds of thousands of worldwide users relied upon the IHS products and services that provide DMSMS and Obsolescence Management capabilities to advance critical decisions across complex global supply chain networks and diverse value chains.

 

Steve Dollase, Executive Vice President, Supply Chain, Inmar Inc.

In his nearly 30 years of experience in military and civilian supply chain leadership, Dollase delivered value-creating and life-preserving strategies to maximize the efficiency, precision and dependability of the supply chain. Dollase established Inmar Intelligent Quality (Inmar IQ), a highly specialized team that provides world-class supply chain and process improvement and quality capabilities to improve cost and outcomes across the Inmar enterprise as well as externally in a consultative capacity with Inmar’s clients.

 

Tom Beaty, President and Chief Executive Officer, Insight Sourcing Group

With over 20 years of strategic sourcing and management experience, Beaty rapidly built one of the largest ‘pure play’ strategic sourcing firms in the country. Insight Sourcing Group not only drives results—it also provides a compelling ROI for clients, exceeding 850 percent in 2012 for year one returns on investment.

 

Brent Eiland, Executive Vice President, Insight Sourcing Group

Eiland helped lead the development of Insight Sourcing Group’s delivery structure, project methodologies and diagnostic tools, leveraging all of these to solve significant client supply chain issues, especially as they relate to procurement and sourcing. Eiland’s efforts to hire, develop, lead and retain an outstanding team of analysts, managers and seasoned sourcing professionals within ISG resulted in a company turnover of less than three percent over the history of the firm.

 

Brian Houpt, Senior Vice President, Insight Sourcing Group

With 18 years of supply chain and strategic sourcing experience, Houpt co-leads the ISG delivery organization; is the practice lead for ISG’s innovative Consortiums practice; and leads ISG’s Transportation practice. In order to address the management of price changes, Houpt worked with his clients to ensure that there are well-defined mechanisms for determining pricing like tying price changes to a published third-party index or requiring specific manufacturer documentation to support price increases.

 

Jacob Wojcik, Senior Vice President, Insight Sourcing Group

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