Supply Chain Now Radio Episode 96

Supply Chain Now Radio, Episode 96
“Profiles in Supply Chain Leadership: David Cox with ARCOP”

David Cox joined ARCOP as President in 2005 after having served as Vice President of Procurement and Supply Management at Darden Restaurants. Prior to Darden, he held supply chain positions at Bruegger’s Bagels, RTM Restaurant Group, Restaurant Services, Inc. (Burger King), and UFPC (KFC). David is a board of trustees member of the Arby’s Foundation and serves as Co-Chair on the National Council of Chain Restaurants’ Food Supply Chain committee. In addition, David is a board member of the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Executive Study Group on Supply Chain Management. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and Administration from Bradley University and received his MBA from Bellarmine University. Learn more about ARCOP here:

Chris 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 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 is a certified APICS instructor and is one of the rare few holding CPIM-F, CLTD-F and CSCP-F designations. He served on the international Board of Trustees for the Institute of Industrial Engineers, is Past President of WERC Atlanta, and is currently involved with APICS Atlanta. He is a certified adult education trainer and has presented to/trained over 1900 people. He served on the editorial advisory board for Warehouse Management & Control Systems Deck Reference and authored the book “WMS: Phase 1: Assessment & Selection”, a WERC Publication. He is also the author and lead facilitator of “Quarters in the Couch: Low Hanging Fruit ideas to Improve Warehouse Performance.” Barnes is a supply chain advocate, visionary and frequent blogger at In 2016, Barnes partnered with Supply Chain Now Radio (SCNR) as executive producer and senior analyst. SCNR is a social networking community organizing and sharing supply chain thought leadership through seminars, webinars, blogs and podcasts. 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:

Upcoming Events & Resources Mentioned in this Episode

Georgia Manufacturing Alliance:
2019 AIAG/SCAC Supply Chain & Quality Conference:
ASCM 2019:
Georgia Manufacturing Summit on October 9th:
2019 Atlanta Supply Chain Awards:
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