Supply Chain Now spotlights the best in all things Supply Chain: the people, the technologies, the best practices, and the critical issues of the day. We bring experts, leaders, and practitioners together to share perspective and insight on the leading issues impacting the world of end-to-end Supply Chain Management today. Supply Chain Now’s podcasts and webinars have been downloaded over 5 million times since May 2017.
Scott W. Luton, Founder, CEO, & Host
Scott has worked extensively in the end-to-end Supply Chain industry for more than 15 years, appearing in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Dice and Quality Progress Magazine. Scott was recently named a 2019 Pro to Know in Supply Chain by Supply & Demand Executive. He founded the 2019 Atlanta Supply Chain Awards and also served on the 2018 Georgia Logistics Summit Executive Committee. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and holds the APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) credential. A Veteran of the United States Air Force, Scott volunteers on the Business Pillar for VETLANTA and serves on the advisory board for the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance. He also serves as an advisor with TalentStream, a leading recruiting & staffing firm based in the Southeast. Connect with Scott Luton on LinkedIn and follow him on Twitter at @ScottWLuton.
Greg White, Principal & Host
Greg is a founder, CEO, board director and advisor in B2B technology with multiple successful exits. He recently joined Trefoil Advisory as a Partner to further their vision of stronger companies by delivering practical solutions to the highest-stakes challenges. Prior to Trefoil, Greg served as CEO at Curo, a field service management solution most notably used by Amazon to direct their fulfillment center deployment workforce. Greg is most known for founding Blue Ridge Solutions and served as President & CEO for the Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader of cloud-native supply chain applications that balance inventory with customer demand. Greg has also held leadership roles with Servigistics, and E3 Corporation, where he pioneered their cloud supply chain offering in 1998. In addition to his work at Supply Chain Now and Trefoil, rapidly-growing companies leverage Greg as an independent board director and advisor for his experience building disruptive B2B technology and supply chain companies widely recognized as industry leaders. He’s an insightful visionary who helps companies rapidly align vision, team, market, messaging, product, and intellectual property to accelerate value creation. Greg guides founders, investors and leadership teams to create breakthroughs that gain market exposure and momentum, and increase company esteem and valuation. Learn more about Trefoil Advisory: www.trefoiladvisory.com
Chris Barnes, Host, Supply Chain is Boring
Chris is a supply chain guru, the APICS Coach, and Supply Chain Now Contributor. He holds a B.S., Industrial Engineering and Economics Minor, from Bradley University, an MBA in Industrial Psychology with Honors from the University of West Florida. He holds CPIM-F, CLTD-F and CSCP-F designations from ASCM/APICS, one of the few in the world. Barnes is a professional education instructor for the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute’s Supply Chain Management (SCM) and University of Tennessee-Chattanooga Center for Professional Education certificate courses. Barnes is a supply chain advocate, visionary, and frequent podcaster and blogger at www.APICS.Coach.com. Barnes has over 27 years of experience developing and managing multiple client, engineering consulting, strategic planning and operational improvement projects in supply chain management. Connect with Chris on LinkedIn and reach out to him via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Karin Bursa, Host, TEKTOK
The 2020 Supply Chain Pro to Know of the Year, Karin Bursa is an award-winning digital supply chain, business strategy, technology marketing executive and the Host of the TEKTOK Digital Supply Chain Podcast featured on SupplyChainNow.com. With more than 25 years of supply chain experience, Karin spearheaded strategy and marketing for Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader and IDC MarketScape Leader, Logility. Karin has the heart of a teacher and has helped nearly 1,000 customers transform their businesses and tell their success stories. Today, she helps B2B technology companies introduce new products, capture customer success and grow global revenue, market share and profitability. Karin is a sought-after speaker at industry conferences, is often quoted in supply chain publications, and is active with forums like ASCM/APICS and CSCMP. In addition to her recognition as the 2020 Supply Chain Pro to Know of the Year, Karin has also been recognized as a 2019 and 2018 Supply Chain Pro to Know, 2009 Technology Marketing Executive of the Year and a 2008 Women in Technology Finalist.
Kevin L. Jackson, Host, Digital Transformers
Kevin L. Jackson is a globally recognized Thought Leader, Industry Influencer and Founder/Author of the award winning “Cloud Musings” blog. He has also been recognized as a “Top 5G Influencer” (Onalytica 2019, Radar 2020), a “Top 50 Global Digital Transformation Thought Leader” (Thinkers 360 2019) and provides strategic consulting and integrated social media services to AT&T, Intel, Broadcom, Ericsson and other leading companies. Mr. Jackson’s commercial experience includes Vice President J.P. Morgan Chase, Worldwide Sales Executive for IBM and SAIC (Engility) Director Cloud Solutions. He has served on teams that have supported digital transformation projects for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the US Intelligence Community. Kevin’s formal education includes a MS Computer Engineering from Naval Postgraduate School; MA National Security & Strategic Studies from Naval War College; and a BS Aerospace Engineering from the United States Naval Academy. Internationally recognizable firms that have sponsored articles authored by him include Cisco, Microsoft, Citrix and IBM. Books include “Click to Transform” (Leaders Press, 2020), “Architecting Cloud Computing Solutions” (Packt, 2018), and “Practical Cloud Security: A Cross Industry View” (Taylor & Francis, 2016). He also delivers online training through Tulane University, O’Reilly Media, LinkedIn Learning, and Pluralsight. Mr. Jackson retired from the U.S. Navy in 1994, earning specialties in Space Systems Engineering, Carrier Onboard Delivery Logistics and carrier-based Airborne Early Warning and Control. While active, he also served with the National Reconnaissance Office, Operational Support Office, providing tactical support to Navy and Marine Corps forces worldwide.
Enrique Alvarez, Host, Logistics with Purpose & Supply Chain Now en Espanol
Enrique serves as Managing Director at Vector Global Logistics and believes we all have a personal responsibility to change the world. He is hard working, relationship minded and pro-active. Enrique trusts that the key to logistics is having a good and responsible team that truly partners with the clients and does whatever is necessary to see them succeed. He is a proud sponsor of Vector’s unique results-based work environment and before venturing into logistics he worked for the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). During his time at BCG, he worked in different industries such as: Telecommunications, Energy, Industrial Goods, Building Materials and Private banking. His main focus was always on the operations, sales and supply chain processes, with case focus on, logistics, growth strategy and cost reduction. Prior to joining BCG, Enrique worked for Grupo Vitro, a Mexican glass manufacturer, for five years holding different positions from sales and logistics manager to supply chain project leader in charge of five warehouses in Colombia.
He has a MBA from The Wharton School of Business and a BS, in Mechanical Engineer from the Technologico de Monterrey in Mexico. Enrique’s passions are soccer and the ocean and also enjoys traveling, getting to know new people and spending time with his wife and two kids Emma and Enrique. Learn more about Vector Global Logistics here: http://vectorgl.com/
Kelly Barner, Host, Dial P for Procurement
Kelly is the Owner and Managing Director of Buyers Meeting Point and MyPurchasingCenter. She has been in procurement since 2003, starting as a practitioner and then as the Associate Director of Consulting at Emptoris. She has covered procurement news, events, publications, solutions, trends, and relevant economics at Buyers Meeting Point since 2009. Kelly is also the General Manager at Art of Procurement and Business Survey Chair for the ISM-New York Report on Business. Kelly has her MBA from Babson College as well as an MS in Library and Information Science from Simmons College and she has co-authored three books: ‘Supply Market Intelligence for Procurement Professionals’, ‘Procurement at a Crossroads’, and ‘Finance Unleashed’.
Jamin Alvidrez, Host, Logistics & Beyond
Jamin is the host of Logistics & Beyond, powered by Supply Chain Now. Jamin’s unique perspective, love of people and positive energy lead him to found Freight Tribe. Freight Tribe helps companies and people of Supply Chain & Logistics showcase what makes them special. He began his career in Supply Chain, Freight & Logistics in 2004. For the past 16+ years he has focused his passion in the Third Party Logistics world. Jamin prides himself on his diverse experience working on all sides of the business during his time at CH Robinson, FreightQuote, and AgForce Transport.
Amanda Luton, Chief Marketing Officer
Amanda serves as the Chief Marketing Officer for Supply Chain Now. Amanda is the owner and founder of the Magnolia Marketing Group and creates modern marketing campaigns, social strategies, and creative marketing initiatives for Supply Chain Now and other small businesses. With over 15 years in the marketing industry, Amanda brings a wide variety of experience from previous employers including Von Maur, Anthropologie, AmericasMart Atlanta, and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Amanda also serves as the VP of Information Systems and Webmaster on the Board of Directors for APICS Savannah. Amanda lives in metro Atlanta with her husband, three children, and two dogs. Connect with Amanda on LinkedIn or at email@example.com.
Clay Phillips, Marketing Manager
Clay serves as the Marketing Manager for Supply Chain Now as well as assisting in brand strategy and media production. Clay is currently a fourth-year marketing student at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. After starting his academic tenure at Kennesaw State University as a journalism major and member of the Owl’s inaugural football team, he saw a tremendous opportunity to transfer to UGA and enter the marketing program at the prestigious Terry College of Business. Clay is passionate about the world of supply chain as well as the marketing that goes into it. He has led and assisted in many Supply Chain Now initiatives such as the leap into video production, the guest blog series, and boosting social media presence. You can reach clay at firstname.lastname@example.org or find him on LinkedIn.
Trisha Cordes, Administrative Assistant
Trisha is a passionate and experienced podcast manager and virtual assistant. She has always been passionate about helping people and began her career as an elementary teacher for 20 years. Her passion continues now outside of the classroom, but her mission of helping people is still the same. Trisha is new to the supply chain industry, but not new to podcasting. Trisha joined the Supply Chain Now team in March of 2020. She contributes to the team through scheduling and podcast production.
Allie Krasinski, Marketing Associate
Allie serves as a marketing associate for Supply Chain Now, and is working to optimize the following base and other marketing endeavors. Allie is currently a fourth-year marketing student at the University of Georgia and hopes to finish her Entrepreneurship Certificate this semester. This summer, Allie was able to get a glimpse into the social media world through an internship with Shred, a personal training app. She assisted the team with social media growth, content creation, and influencer outreach. Allie is passionate about social media and looks forward to growing alongside Supply Chain Now.
Lori Sofian, Marketing Associate
Lori is currently a fourth-year Marketing major at the University of Georgia with an emphasis in Digital Marketing. In her free time she likes to go to music festivals and her dream goal is to work in the fashion industry. Lori is involved in many extracurricular activities and appreciates all the learning experiences UGA has brought her.
Natalie Dutton, Marketing Associate
Natalie is a Marketing Associate with Supply Chain Now from Cumming, Georgia. She is currently pursuing a degree in marketing with an emphasis in digital marketing and a certificate in new media at the University of Georgia. Through her experiences within the Terry College of Business, she has been able to learn the significance of the supply chain as both a dynamic yet unifying force essential to any business. Natalie serves to leverage the voices of Supply Chain Now by assisting with media management, content creation, and communications. Connect with Natalie through Linkedin.