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 is the CEO and founder of Supply Chain Now. He 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 serves as Principal & Host at Supply Chain Now. 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 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.
Amanda Luton 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 serves as 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.
Michele Yarbrough serves as Marketing Coordinator for Supply Chain Now. Michele founded You Were Made to BLOOM, a ministry created to help women feel encouraged, find a community that cares, and offer hope for a deeper connection to their family, after retiring from ministry after 20 years. Michele also has a background in retail management and social media marketing, having worked for The Limited, The Gap, Koala Blue, and The Christian Armory Bookstore. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Fashion Merchandising from Eastern Kentucky University. Michele has also been a speaker, facilitator of parenting classes, and social media director for The ScreamFree Institute. She is married and has 2 grown boys, and a teen daughter, and lives in Metro Atlanta.
Trisha Cordes serves as Administrative Assistant for Supply Chain Now. 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.
Devon Riddle is originally from Portland Oregon and is currently a rising junior at Southern Virginia University, located in the Beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia studying Supply Chain Management and Computer Science. He currently works as an Analytics Intern at Supply Chain Now. Devon is a hard working and busy individual, being involved in student government, music and clubs at his university. Devon also served a Spanish speaking mission for his church to Kansas where he lived for 2 years of his life. Devon has a passion for logistics and supply chain chain, and specifically reverse logistics. His interests and goals are to one day run global supply chain in the reverse logistics side for Nike Inc or Columbia Sportswear. In his personal life Devon enjoys grilling and cooking, and doing outdoor activities with his girlfriend Dayna. He enjoys mens fashion as well. He has a dog named Lexi Loo that he adores. But most importantly Devon is a faith driven individual.
Allie Krasinski serves as a marketing intern for Supply Chain Now, 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 is serving as a Marketing Intern for Supply Chain Now, and 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 is a Marketing Intern 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.
Jamin Alvidrez 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.
Karin Bursa is the 2020 Supply Chain Pro to Know of the Year and the Host of the TEKTOK Digital Supply Chain Podcast powered by Supply Chain Now. With more than 25 years of supply chain and technology expertise (and the scars to prove it), Karin has the heart of a teacher and has helped nearly 1,000 customers transform their businesses and share their success stories. Today, she helps B2B technology companies introduce new products, capture customer success and grow global revenue, market share and profitability. 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.