Lunch+Learn: Advanced Technology and Their Application in the Supply Chain
November 13, 2020
12:00PM – 1:00PM
We hear it all the time, “Technology is quickly changing and expanding.” But, what does that truly mean for the supply chain industry? Three industry leaders, Kenco Logistics, Branch Technologies, and CMX, will share insights into how they are leveraging new technology and the potential impact on the labor force. From supplier relationship management to robotic automation, advanced technologies are revolutionizing the way we work and who works.
Vice President of Innovation, Research and Development
Kristi is a dynamic explorer of strategic innovation that drives revolutionary change. With 30 years of logistics and supply chain experience, she leads a dedicated team of specialists in Kenco Innovation Labs, who research, prototype, and execute creative solutions with the potential to positively transform the supply chain. As the senior innovation officer, recognizing that no single approach works for every customer, Kristi leads the combination think tank and practical working physical lab utilizing design thinking and open innovation to deliver business value for the 200+ customers that Kenco serves in North America.
Kristi holds a BS in Organizational Management from Covenant College and is a certified Specialist in Design Thinking and Innovation as awarded by the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia. Kristi serves the industry speaking, participating as a panelist, and publishing articles promoting supply chain innovation.
Chief Operations Officer
Ed joins the Branch team with over 30 years of experience in engineering, operations and logistics. He has helped large scale teams build a stable foundation of lean manufacturing methodologies to position them for growth. Ed is dedicated to promoting an accountable, collaborative and innovative environment with a focus on safety, quality, and deliverability.
Chief Product Officer and Director of Marketing
As Chief Product Officer and Director of Marketing at CMX, Jim directs and oversees strategy and promotion for all software products. His responsibilities include driving product direction, positioning, and marketing. Jim’s 20+ years of experience in working with and solving the business needs of many of the world’s leading food, consumer, retail, and financial services organizations, allows him to bring valuable insight into the user-centric design, architecture, construction, promotion, and delivery of CMX’s solutions.