MARGARET L. BISHOP
Independent Global Business ConsultantMargaret Bishop was born and raised in the Midwest. She moved to San Francisco in the mid 1980s, and launched her international career from there. Upon earning her bachelor’s degree in Textile Technology from North Carolina State University's College of Textiles, she joined American textile manufacturer Milliken and Company as a fast-track management trainee. Milliken and Company is a world leader in the research, design, and manufacture of industrial, automotive, and household textiles. Milliken and Company spearheaded the American drive for improved quality, supply chain management, and other manufacturing disciplines that are main stream today. Margaret rose through manufacturing management to business quality control manager overseeing the automotive fabric production of two manufacturing facilities.
Vice President, Operations Excellence
Electrical Group, Eaton CorporationSteve Blanco joined Eaton as Director of Operations Excellence in the Electrical Group in December 2006, and became Vice President, Operations Excellence for the Electrical Group in 2008.Prior to joining Eaton, Steve spent more than 18 years in the automotive industry working for Visteon Corporation and Ford Motor Company, which included 5 different manufacturing plants, as well as corporate finance and design offices. He held professional level positions in operations, manufacturing engineering, finance, and product design engineering. He also held a number of leadership positions within manufacturing, engineering, and operations.
CHARLES CLOWDIS, JR.
Global Insight Inc.Chuck Clowdis has nearly three decades of experience in the transportation, logistics, and supply chain arena. He has held Executive Positions with motor carrier groups such as TNT USA, Inc., Sun (Oil) Carrier Group, and Transcon Lines. His responsibilities included operations sales & marketing, pricing & research, and acquisition due diligence.He formed his own consultancy in 1988 and also acted as Executive Consultant to Ernst & Young LLP's National Transportation Practice, CSC, KPMG, Gap Gemini, INDEX Consulting and others. He also worked with major clients like Time, Inc., Kimball International, R.R. Donnelly, and more Fortune 500 companies.
DR. ANANTH IYER
Director – DCMME and GSCMI
EMMANUEL KODZI, JR.
Assistant Professor of Operations Management at Ashesi University, GhanaKodzi Emmanuel
Dr. Emmanuel Kodzi Jr. is an Assistant Professor of Operations Management at Ashesi University, Ghana. His career has involved a combination of managerial and technical experience in the wood products industry, and teaching and research in academic institutions. Through these diverse experiences he has maintained a focus on manufacturing competitiveness and, more recently, how it interfaces with supply chain management. After 8 years of working in industry, he moved into academia where he has taught Contemporary Manufacturing Concepts, Operations Management, and New Product Development. He has published in peer-reviewed journals on process strategy, manufacturing competitiveness, and instructional effectiveness and presented in several conferences. His current research interests include logistics systems in emerging economies, and the interface between supply chain responsiveness and new product development.
ABBY A. LILLY
Operational Purchasing ExecutiveAbby Lilly
Rolls-Royce Corporation – Indianapolis
Abby Lilly began her role as Operational Purchasing Executive for Rolls-Royce Corporation in early 2008. Abby is responsible for managing a purchasing team to deliver quality products, on-time from a diverse group of about 120 suppliers located in North America. Abby has been with Rolls-Royce for 13 years.
Prior to her role as Operational Purchasing Executive, Abby was the Vice President of Savannah Operations in Savannah, GA. In this role Abby was responsible for the management of Rolls-Royce’s on-site support of Gulfstream Aerospace including commercial issues, warehousing, field campaign support and new product introductions for the G450 and G650.
Professor Tang joined the Krannert faculty in 2006. Her areas of interest include information systems, electronic commerce, telecommunication and network management, database management, IS strategy, and system analysis and design.
She received a William Larimer Mellon Fellowship at Carnegie Mellon, and a Graduate School Fellowship and Summer Fellowship at Boston College.