Mr. Biddle received his Bachelor’s from Southern Illinois University in Industrial Engineering Technology and is the Co-Chairman for the Supply Chain Risk Leadership Council comprised of top U.S. companies focused on Supply Chain Risk Management. He is the Manager of Enterprise Supply Management Risk at Deere & Company where he is responsible for managing the company’s global effort for monitoring supply chain performance and risk and leading their activities to ensure continuity of supply.
Ms. Coates received her Bachelor’s from Arizona State University before getting her MBA at the University of San Diego. She is the founder and executive director of the Reshoring Institute and the President of Blue Silk Consulting. She has extensive knowledge in supply chain management and is an expert witness in cases revolving around supply chain disputes.
Ms. Collier has over 20 years of experience delivering executive-level consultation to information technology, construction, engineering, government, and manufacturing organizations. Her career experience includes creating engineering designs for subdivisions, implementing global customer relationship management systems, and conducting merger and acquisition reviews. Her career progression includes roles with the EDS, Cummins, Mortenson Construction and she recently joined Amazon in July 2019 as Program Manager for Amazon Customer Service.
Active in her community, she has served as a mentor for the National Black MBA Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) program, Indianapolis Chapter and as the Director of Membership for the Twin Cities Chapter. She has also held leadership roles on numerous corporate diversity and inclusion committees. Carmen has an MBA from Purdue University and a bachelor’s degree in Geological Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology. She currently resides in Seattle, Washington and is a native of Warrensburg, Missouri.
Dr. Ananth IyerProfessor Iyer is the Susan Bulkeley Butler Chair in Operations Management at the Krannert School of Management. He is the Department head of the management department. He is currently the Director of DCMME (Dauch Center for the Management of Manufacturing Enterprises) and the GSCMI (Global Supply Chain Management Initiative). From 2012 to 2016, he was the Director of Purdue NExT - a University wide modular online interactive courses for global distribution. He was the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs (2011-2013) and Director of DCMME and the founding Director of GSCMI (2006-2011) at the Krannert School of Management. Previously, he was Purdue University Faculty Scholar from 1999-2004.
His teaching and research interests are operations and supply chain management. Professor Iyer's research currently focuses on analysis of supply chains including the impact of promotions on logistics systems in the grocery industry, and analysis of the impact of competitors on operational management models and the role of supply contracts. His other topics of study include inventory management in the fashion industry, effect of supplier contracts, and use of empirical data sets in operations management model building.
Michael Musleh is Vice President of Technical Services and Purchasing at Oscar Winski Company & Lafayette Steel and Aluminum. A seasoned executive who has led engineering, purchasing, and sales groups throughout his 25-year career, he credits a Purdue Industrial Management major and minor in Mechanical Engineering with providing him the baseline to excel. His specialty is enhancing supply chains to mitigate risk while returning the best overall value.
Mary Slater currently serves as the Business Excellence Manager for Shell TechWorks– a innovation and technology development group within Shell. Leveraging her experiences in multiple Shell businesses, creative problem solving, analytical skills, and team leadership skills, she is responsible for all operations including physical operations, contracting and procurement, and financial reporting as well as supporting innovation project delivery and organizational strategy development.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management with concentrations in Finance and Marketing and an MBA with concentrations in Marketing, Operations, and Strategy, both from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management.
Anson Soderbery is an Associate Professor of Economics in the Krannert School of Management at Purdue. His fields of specialization are International Trade, Industrial Organization and Applied Econometrics. He is interested in modeling firm behavior in the global market.