Edward Lawton has a storied 29-year career in the world of supply chain management with a focus on solution design, project management, and software implementation, including applications from JDA, Adexa, Oracle, Kinaxis, and SAP. He has consulted with a diverse range of industry leaders to provide them with valuable strategies in the areas of inventory optimization, strategic network optimization, sales and operations planning, supply chain planning, demand planning, available-to-promise, manufacturing sequencing and material requirements planning. Additionally, Ed is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) and is APICS-certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and in Integrated Resource Management (CIRM). He earned his MBA from The Pennsylvania State University and a B. S. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University.
Daniel is currently Academic Program Director for Graduate and Undergraduate Global Supply Chain Management programs at Portland State University.
He has over 20 years of progressive leadership expertise in logistics, supply chain management, business system and strategy consulting. Most recently with Vestas where he was the Global category, sourcing manager. Prior to that, Daniel was the Vice President of Logistics and Supply Chain Management at North Pacific. North Pacific, a Portland based wholesale distributor of building materials, industrial wood products and other specialty products with sales over $1.2 billion annually. Daniel served as the director of supply chain process improvement at Longview Fibre Company in Longview, Washington. At Sapient, he led their Asian expansions and launched Sapient’s consulting subsidiary in Tokyo, Japan.
Daniel’s background also includes studying the impacts globalization, information technology development and business management framework. He received a bachelor degree in electrical engineering from Oregon State University and a Master degree in the management of science and technology from the school of OGI/Oregon Health and Science University. He is a past president and current board member for the Pacific Northwest Association of Rail Shippers.
Fred Asbell has a long and interesting career in both the private sector and serving both the executive and legislative branches of government.
A respected expert in organizational development and management, project management and public affairs, he is currently the principal of a consulting firm serving a diverse range of clients seeking assistance with business research, strategy development, public affairs services and the implementation of business development initiatives.
While serving as Vice President of Coalition Development for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, he was responsible for both Congressional relations and the development of several of the speaker’s policy positions and leadership initiatives.
Fred also served as Executive Director of the U.S. Census Monitoring Board which oversaw the 2000 U.S. Decennial Census.
Anne Bruggink prides himself on being a passionate, straight-talking supply chain expert who provides strategic consultation, advice and interim management to companies around the world.
Over a 25-year career he has developed a holistic approach to his areas of focus, which include due diligence, the creation of B2B business cases, global supply chain, product development, customer service and aftermarket strategy and implementation, and improvement of inventory management.
Over the years he has worked with such notables as Honeywell, Electrocomponents PLC, and Haygain Ltd.
Art Clark has been in the transportation industry for over 40 years. The first part of his career was spent on the carrier side, working in operational roles for Yellow Freight, Flying Tigers, and Emery Airfreight, as well as Honeywell. He is an industry expert in tactical operations, strategic planning, carrier management, project management, data analysis, contingency planning and execution known for being adaptive and flexible, with excellent analytical, negotiating and communications skills. He has participated in and lead cross-functional team efforts with sourcing, customer care, marketing, sales, manufacturing sites, and distribution centers, prioritizing effectively and expediting responses that minimize critical line down situations and ensure reliable results.
Art earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration at Purdue University and his MBA in Transportation and International Business from Indiana University.
Jay Fortenberry is a cash to cash cycle expert as well as an internationally recognized leader in supply chain management. He helps companies take control of their cash — their most precious asset — transforming their financial future and their long-term viability.
Jay has over 40 years of experience in the Transportation, Automotive, Heavy Equipment, Industrial Goods and Food sectors. That experience has taught him how to deliver product throughout the world while producing double-digit savings for productivity and working capital. As Vice President of Supply Chain Integration, he was a senior leader at Honeywell responsible for the Planning, Logistics and Trade functions.
His experience also includes having run the railroad at Union Pacific, managing private fleets at Toyota and John Deere, and incorporating Service Parts & Projects Logistics logic for the oil and gas industry into his standard work process.
Jay works with Portland State University, Washington State University, CSCMP, WERC and other Advisory Boards to expand the knowledge of supply chain operations around the world.
John Hellriegel is a Supply Chain leader with over 25 years of experience across multiple industries and for companies including Estee Lauder, Honeywell, Diageo, Pepperidge Farm, Accenture, and GE.
John’s areas of expertise include demand planning, inventory optimization, capacity planning, deployment planning, and SIOP development.
He is passionate about developing people within companies to lead change. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Rutgers University Business School, teaching undergraduate and MBA-level classes in supply chain management.
Karl Laskas is a global trade strategist who specializes in helping companies achieve breakthrough performance in cross-border operations.
Licensed as both an attorney specializing in international trade and a customs broker, Karl brings an unparalleled mix of subject matter expertise and supply chain operational insight.
He’s served as the top global trade executive for two Fortune 50 companies, optimizing their customs operations while ensuring airtight compliance. As VP for Trade at Dell Technologies he implemented solutions that reduced trade costs to the lowest levels in company history and increased manufacturing throughput by 15%.
In his twenty-four years of international experience, Karl has helped clients in nearly every country transform their trade operations for success in a constantly changing regulatory landscape. Karl earned his law degree from the University of Virginia, a Master’s degree in International Relations from Yale, and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh.
Jeffrey Muradian is a finance executive with expertise in planning, supply chain, process improvement, controllership, e-business and accounting. An innovative process thinker and problem solver, Jeff has a successful track record in international and multicultural leadership. He drives business results and profit enhancement while maintaining high ethical standards and independence.
In addition to his corporate roles, Jeff is also a senior lecturer at the University of Minnesota, Carlson Graduate School of Management, where he has developed an original course focused on company value creation, financial measurement systems/tools, and supply chain leverage opportunities. His background includes leadership at Honeywell, Inc., NCH Corporation, Dell Computer, and Motorola.
Jens Schuemann is an internationally-recognized supply chain professional with decades of experience in all facets of logistics, SIOP, and integration of acquired businesses. His notable achievements include successful development and leadership of multinational teams leading to increased performance and efficiencies of up to $15 billion.
His areas of focus include supply chain management, logistics project management, lean culture, continuous improvement, change management, development and integration of distribution networks and transport management, and transportation and global networks. He has provided his expertise to a diverse range of notable clients.
Daniel has over 20 years of progressive leadership expertise in logistics, supply chain management, business system and strategy consulting.
Fred Asbell is an expert in organizational development, project management, and public affairs.
Anne Bruggink is recognized for driving step changes in local, European and global supply chains.
Art Clark boosts transportation productivity, adding cost controls and cutting cycle time.
Jay Fortenberry is an expert on the cash-to-cash cycle and identifying savings opportunities.
John Hellriegel is an expert in Demand Planning, Supply Planning and Inventory Improvement.
Karl Laskas has imported international goods, boosting productivity and opening the doors for sales.
Ed Lawton’s specialty is working towards improving Finished Goods inventory on the balance sheet.
Jeff Muradian is a Finance leader in supply chain, operations, and P&L/cash flow management.
Jens Schuemann takes a hands-on approach to logistics, planning and supply chain management.