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Pete Alle is in charge of global process improvement and innovation across the supply chain. Areas of responsibility include planning, logistics execution, order management, customer collaboration and order to cash. His team supports global implementation of integrated business planning. Pete has more than 25 years of experience in the consumer goods field and has been a leader in multiple functional areas including manufacturing, engineering, distribution, transportation, supply chain strategy, and customer relationship management. His prior experiences include assignments with Kraft Foods and Booz-Allen & Hamilton. Pete received a BS degree in Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a MS degree in Engineering from Princeton University.
Luke Busby leads the six North American manufacturing facilities for the IPT business unit as well as S&OP planning for Global demand on North American manufacturing facilities, OEM planning and purchasing, and logistics management at STERIS, a $1.7 billion medical device manufacturing company with a combination of equipment, consumables and services to healthcare, pharmaceutical, industrial and government customers. He has been in supply chain and operations leadership roles for the past 16 years. Prior to joining STERIS, Luke had similar roles with General Cable Corporation and American Greetings. Luke holds a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA in Operations and Logistics Management from The Ohio State University.
Heather Christophersen oversees the sales and operations planning (S&OP) process, in which she led the S&OP design, product management, customer service and materials-purchasing teams. Prior to joining Elevance, a specialty chemicals company, Heather held a variety of engineering and business management position and directed the Office of the Sustainability at Notre Dame, responsible for the University’s long-term strategy for carbon emissions and water use reductions as well as sustainability education and outreach. Heather earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Notre Dame as well as a Master’s Degree in business administration from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Prior to entering academe, Dr. Goldsby was a Logistics Analyst for the Valvoline Company. He has served as a consultant to manufacturers, distributors, retailers, logistics service providers, non-governmental organizations, and the U.S. Department of Defense. He is co-author of Lean Six Sigma Logistics: Strategic Development to Operational Success, is a research associate of the Global Supply Chain Forum at The Ohio State University and blog editor for LQ Insights. He was recently recognized as one of the most productive researchers all-time in the field of Logistics Management. Dr. Goldsby holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Evansville (1992), M.B.A. from the University of Kentucky (1993), and Ph.D. in Marketing and Logistics from Michigan State University (1998).
Dr. James Hill earned his Ph.D at The Ohio State University before joining the Fisher faculty in 2004. Currently he teaches the core MBA course in operations management and elective courses in operations planning and control and supply chain management. His research on supply chains has been published in Journal of Operations Management, Decision Sciences, Interfaces, Journal of Business Logistics, European Journal of Operational Research and the International Journal of Production Research. His research and education in the area of supply chain management have included engagements with Pepsi Co., Scotts, Nestle, Sherwin Williams, Agrana and Kellogg’s among others.
Glen Lewis has over 30 years of experience in all facets of operations management including production management, technical, laboratory and quality services, process reengineering, engineering, maintenance, supply chain management and energy management. Glen is a member of the American Production & Inventory Control Society (APICS) Board of Directors – Sacramento Chapter and an APICS certified supply chain professional. He is certified in energy procurement and management by the Association of Energy Engineers and completed the US Department of Energy-Federal Energy Management Program. Glen also holds an Advisor Board appointment with the Sales & Operations Planning Institute at the Center for Operational Excellence, The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business. Glen is in-process of preparing an innovative energy, sustainability and sales and operations planning demonstration project for California’s food processing industry for late 2014/early 2015.
Dr. Mark Moon is author of Demand and Supply Integration: The Key to World-Class Demand Forecasting. His professional experience includes positions in sales and marketing with IBM and Xerox, and consulting with over 40 companies including Eastman Chemical, Hershey Foods, Lucent Technologies, DuPont, Union Pacific Railroad, Motorola, Sony, and Sara Lee. Professor Moon teaches at the undergraduate, MBA, and Executive MBA levels, with courses in Demand Planning, Forecasting, and Marketing Strategy.
Dr. Andrea Prud’homme brings more than 15 years of corporate experience in worldwide supply chain management for companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Advanced Energy Industries and Valor Electronics. Her responsibilities included managing projects for operations in Europe, Hong Kong, China and Mexico. Professor Prudhomme holds a Ph.D from Michigan State University and has earned APICS certification as Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and in Integrated Resource Management (CIRM). She has also taught certification review courses for the CPIM program for 8 years. She has served on the APICS CSCP Exam Committee, and currently serves on the CPIM Detailed Scheduling and Planning (DSP) Exam Committee and the APICS Foundation’s Knowledge Delivery Committee.
Dr. Len Tashman is an internationally recognized teacher, author, editor, and consultant, with more than 30 years of experience in business forecasting. Len is the founding and continuing editor of Foresight: The International Journal of Applied Forecasting, which is devoted to the issues and challenges facing the practicing forecaster. Since its inception, Foresight has been a premier publication in the forecasting field.