Supply Chain Now Radio Episode 135

Supply Chain Now Radio, Episode 135
“Digitize, Visualize, Synchronize: A Conversation with Activ Technologies & Valentine Solutions”
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Jaymie Forrest serves as President & CEO of Activ Technologies. A seasoned 25+ year supply chain and logistics executive, Jaymie, is experienced in supply chain strategy, operations and management, design and optimization, inventory planning and management, transportation strategy and planning, routing and scheduling, SCM technologies and logistics information systems.  She leverages knowledge from a variety of industries, applications and technology platforms with a host of exclusive experiences that set her apart. Prior to joining Activ Technologies as CEO, she was Chief Supply Chain Officer with ScanTech Sciences where she designed and implemented first automated cross-border treatment facilities for imported produce, held the Global Supply Chain Practice Lead with Alexander Proudfoot Consulting, was Managing Director of the Georgia Tech Supply Chain and Logistics Institute for six years and founded the Logistics Innovation Network of Centers with the third Logistics Innovation Research Center here in Panama, with other member Centers in Singapore, Mexico, and Costa Rica. In 2012 co-founded the Logistics Council for The Republic of Panama. For 15 years she was the Principal of Neogistics, LLC developing the Coca-Cola bottlers logistics infrastructure in 35 countries. Other noteable projects managing operations at where they co-development with FedEx the first track and trace system, built a multimodal global strategic freight optimization system for MSAS Global now Excel Logistics, the largest field service automation system for PG&E, and development of one of the first industry-wide consortium marketplace eCommerce platforms, Liasion Technologies that was just acquired by OpenText. VP of Marketing for ILOG bought by IBM Supply Chain Solutions and officer of CAPS Logistics sold to Baan and now owned by Infor. Currently CEO of Activ Technologies, just named one of the top 20 most promising supply chain solutions providers for 2019 by CIOReview. Activate is a platform that digitally transforms processes so companies can swiftly sense, coordinate, optimize, and manage their end-to-end supply chains. Jaymie leads Activ’s quest to help companies and their trading partners synchronize forecasts, production, order and inventory management as well as distribution control capabilities in real-time. Activ’s differentiation is in its ease of integration, connectivity, data normalization and extension, along with predictive and prescriptive analytics. Learn more about Activ Technologies here:

Thomas “Tom” Valentine is President of Valentine Solutions LLC.  Unique in the world of logistics, as Valentine Solutions represents over 15 different companies providing a broad scope of solutions to address challenges in Supply Chain, Freight Management, Warehousing & Distribution. Our mission is to provide our customers with solutions to their real time challenges through established relationships with quality, creative, honest and responsive solution providers committed to exceeding customer expectations. Tom has been in the logistics field since 2001.  Started out with a successful 3PL as Director of Corporate Sales which was sold to Private Equity in 2009.  Then founded his company in 2010.  Prior to logistics, Tom had a successful corporate career in the Semiconductor Distribution market working for Marshall Industries from field sales in 1987 to branch management in 1999 when it was sold for over $1B.  Via Marshall he learned to be customer-centric by learning the core principles of Dr. Edward Deming. Recently Tom was the recipient of the 2018 President’s Award from the PPC (Petroleum Packaging Council) and asked to participate in “The 2018 Gold Circle” Leaders in Entrepreneurship at Kennesaw State University.  He is former Co-Chair of the Atlanta WERC (Warehousing Educational Research Council) and remains on the Advisory Board today.  He is active in numerous trade associations both locally in Atlanta as well as nationwide.  He has appeared on “The Shrimp Tank” as well as “Supply Chain Now Radio”. Tom was born in Alliance Ohio.  Earned his degree in Marketing with a minor in Computer Science from West Liberty State University, WV where he also played football.  Tom is blessed to be married to Debora as they are recently empty nesters and have two sons Zac (32) & Victor (19).  Tom & Debora along with Romeo (dog) & Rocco (cat) reside in Alpharetta, Georgia.  He enjoys all sports, loves to golf, hunt & fish and this past year took up coaching 6th Grade QB’s in which their team went to the GA State Championship.  His passion is helping others, and lives by his 5 F’s. Family-Faith-Friends-Food & Fun! Learn more about Valentine Solutions here:

Greg White serves as Principle & Host at Supply Chain Now Radio. 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 Radio 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:

Scott W. Luton is the founder of Supply Chain Now Radio. 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 currently serves as Executive Vice President of APICS Atlanta and 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.

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2019 AIAG/SCAC Supply Chain & Quality Conference:
Georgia Manufacturing Summit on October 9th:
eft Logistics CIO Forum in Austin, TX:
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