With over 13 years of experience in management consulting with a focus on procurement, supply chain management and finance, Wojcik helped establish ISG’s footprint within the private equity sector in which ISG is now working with over 40 PE firms to drive procurement-related EBITDA improvement across 200-plus private equity holding companies. He believes that procurement and supply chain leaders must learn to navigate stakeholder resistance more effectively and manage through the use of data, facts, and logic.
Danny Halim, Vice President of Industry Strategies, JDA Software Group Inc.
Responsible at JDA for developing strategic supply chain innovations for the consumer products industries, Halim believes that CPG companies are capable of keeping customers happy and winning at the cash register—if they form tighter bonds with retailers and target assortments more precisely than ever before. CPG manufacturers—particularly their category management executives—struggle to stock retail aisles with the right SKUs and assortments. In response to such business challenges, Halim helps his customers find solutions and services to improve category management.
Kelly Thomas, Group Vice President of Global Accounts, JDA Software Group Inc.
Thomas has nearly 30 years of experience in leading teams in design, development, sales and delivery of supply chain management solutions—including implementations at more than two dozen leading practitioner companies across the globe. To face such challenges as demand variability, globalization, new product introduction and increasing customer expectations, supply chain managers should seek strategies that deliver profitability, reliability and agility. As such, Thomas works with clients to implement four strategies to achieve these goals: 1). Segment for profitable, differentiated customer relationships; 2). Drive the supply chain from real demand; 3). Synchronize and provide visibility; and 4). Optimize the use of resources.
Scott Welty, Global Vice President of Retail Industry Strategy, JDA Software Group Inc.
Welty helped hundreds of companies select the proper solutions to attain increased revenues, profits and efficiencies. He believes that today’s connected consumers are transforming the traditional retail experience based on their unprecedented access to information—with which comes incredible new power. For his customers, Welty recommends the following steps that will help them deliver a true omni-channel shopping experience: 1). Enhance the customer connection; 2). Break down channel barriers; 3). Build profit intelligence into experience strategy; and 4).Translate loyalty into long-term success.
James V. Kelly, CPM, Chief Executive Officer, JVKellyGroup Inc.
For the past 10 years as CEO of JVKellyGroup Inc., Kelly has been active in charting the course of major corporations in expense and risk management solutions. With an extensive knowledge of sourcing and the effect that our current economic turbulence has on our profession, he believes that we run the real risk of hyper-inflation at the end of 2013 and in 2014—which will devalue the dollar against foreign currencies. This translates into a change since the labor arbitrage off-shoring of the last few years may lose their cost effectiveness and actually cost more. He advises businesses in the supply chain to be to be vigilant and to defend their supply chain portfolio.
Bob Lucas, Vice President, Global Solutions, Kelly Services Inc.
Since the early 1990s, Lucas helped to shape the human capital industry as a well-known subject matter expert on vendor management systems and its application to talent supply chain management. His extensive leadership experience and knowledge across multiple channels in the industry brings a global perspective and creative solutions to Kelly’s clients. The leader of Kelly’s Life Sciences solution group, he works with Kelly’s Life Sciences client portfolio and prospects to design talent supply chain solutions that will provide the access to talent that is required to stay competitive in the highly competitive and regulated life sciences industry.