Scott W. Luton is the founder & CEO 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 named a 2019 Pro to Know in Supply Chain by Supply & Demand Executive and a 2019 “Top 15 Supply Chain & Logistics Experts to Follow” by RateLinx. 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 has served on the boards for APICS Atlanta and the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance. Follow Scott Luton on Twitter at @ScottWLuton and learn more about Supply Chain Now here: https://supplychainnowradio.com/
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 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 APICS.Coach.com. In 2016, Barnes partnered with Supply Chain Now as executive producer and senior analyst. 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.
Will Haraway is Founder & Lead Evangelist at Backbeat Marketing. Will has 20 years of executive experience in B2B Technology Marketing. Will is a certified analyst relations practitioner by the Knowledge Capital Group and has helped companies including Manhattan Associates, Aptos, Atlantix Global Systems, American Software and Rubicon Global improve their brand reputations with marketing results that help increase sales. Will also serves as a member of the APICS Atlanta Executive Advisory Board and serves as co-host of the popular #SupplyChainCity series on Supply Chain Now. The Backbeat team includes lead generation, digital marketing, media relations and content marketing specialists with a combined 50 years of experience in their chosen disciplines. Connect with Will on LinkedIn and learn more about Backbeat Marketing here: www.backbeatmarketing.com
Ashley Liebke is the CEO of Vision Media Group, LLC, Co-Host of Supply Chain Now’s #TechConnect series, a Wine consultant with Scout & Cellar, and Co-Founder/Chief Editor and YouTube Creator with her Epic-Taste lifestyle blog. She was formerly the Vice-President of Marketing for Deposco, a provider of Supply Chain Software solutions for Coca Cola, Chickfila and hundreds of other shippers, distributors, and 3PLS. Ashley is a 12 year veteran of UPS, where she mastered the retail technology arena and implemented a new Retail Partner Marketing program. She frequently consulted with company Presidents and Enterprise retailers such as Macy’s, QVC, Cabela’s. Ashley managed UPS and ComScore’s multi-year, global research project, the UPS Pulse of Online Shopper Studies, to inform retailers and industry of consumer preferences and suggest necessary supply chain solutions to better meet their needs. As a long-time member of UPS’s Customer Technology Marketing group, Ashley launched global software upgrades for millions of shippers in multiple languages, managed complex address validation and shipping Web Services and APIs, and managed Strategic Alliances with Amazon, Google, Manhattan Associates, Ozlink now part of Descartes Systems Group.
Ashley, aka @thevisionchic, has spoken at numerous events, webinars and is a blogger on her own Food & Lifestyle Blog Epic-Taste. Passionate about fashion and food logistics, Ashley and her firm are helping brands, restaurants, organizations and technology companies to optimize their brand and leverage the latest technology for automation of their marketing and logistics. Ashley lives in Peachtree Corners, GA with her daughter and son and enjoys eating while photographing food, yoga and fitness. Connect with Ashley Liebke on LinkedIn and learn more about Epic Taste here: http://www.epic-taste.com/
Beau’s hands-on approach has helped organizations save millions of dollars in addition to improving their customers’ experiences and building high-performance teams that drive business forward. Connect with Beau on LinkedIn.
Elba is also the founder of the social impact organization ShowMe50.org. The non-profit’s vision is to achieve 50% women in senior leadership positions through a grassroots movement. Using a one-of-a-kind collaborative approach, individuals learn to influence change at work in gender bias awareness, talent management, workplace flexibility and executive accountability. ShowMe50 is a Lean In Regional Leader whose Lean In Circles focus on career development, inclusive leadership and strategy.
Elba holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, and a Master of Science in Supply Chain Management from the Florida Institute of Technology. She is an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional. Elba is the Chair of the UPS Hispanic Business Resource Group, Crecer. Crecer was recognized as the #1 Hispanic Employee Resource Group by the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Latina Style Magazine.
GMA organizes regular networking opportunities where members come together to share best practices and business expertise, as well as monthly plant tours and leadership training in each chapter. In 2018 more than 3,500 industry leaders attended the 120 events hosted by GMA. Members have the chance to tour world class manufacturers like KIA, Coca Cola, Caterpillar, King’s Hawaiian and Yamaha
Jason has created several other great resources including the Georgia Manufacturing Directory which is a “Best Seller” on Amazon and the Georgia Manufacturing Calendar that helps promote 18 industry associations that support Georgia manufacturing professionals.
Jason is on a mission to bring more awareness about Georgia manufacturers and the amazing people who make things every day in our state. Today you will learn how you can play a part of this grass roots movement.