ESSENTIALS OF LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT - FACULTY SPEAKERS
Program Faculty and Guest Speakers
John A. Caltagirone
John is currently Vice President of Global Supply Chain Strategy for The Revere Group, and previously held the position of Senior Vice President, Chief Logistics and Operations Officer for Peapod, Inc., where he was responsible for distribution services, inventory management, purchasing, transportation management, logistics engineering and customer service. John has also held senior management positions with Rand McNally, RR Donnelley & Sons, and Ryder Integrated Logistics.
John has been published and quoted in several publications such as Supply Chain Management Review, Supply Chain Brain, Global Logistics & Supply Chain Strategies, Operations & Fulfillment magazine, Food Logistics, Refrigerated & Frozen Foods magazine, Traffic World, and Refrigerated Transporter, and is a frequent speaker at professional organizations and universities on supply chain management, logistics, and e-Business.
John teaches Global Supply Chain Management and Lean Six Sigma courses in the MBA and Executive MBA programs at Loyola University’s School of Business Administration, where he is also on the Dean’s Advisory Board and is Chairperson of the Supply Chain Management Advisory Board. John is on the University of Oklahoma Logistics and Supply Chain Executive Panel; has been a faculty member in executive programs at Penn State University and University of Louisville; was on the Advisory Board for the UPS Center for Worldwide Supply Chain Management; was on the Editorial Advisory Board for Supply Chain Management Review magazine; and, was appointed an instructor of Supply Chain Management to the UPS management team.
Maciek Nowak, PhD
Maciek Nowak, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Information Systems and Operations Management Department in the Graduate School of Business at Loyola University. Maciek received his Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech and his M.S.E. and B.S.E. degrees from the University of Michigan. Through his research, Maciek has worked with Federal Express, United Parcel Service, and the Georgia Ports Authority. He has also received grants for research from the Federal Highway Administration and the Department of Transportation. Maciek’s current research focuses on the use of various heuristic optimization techniques for vehicle routing problems. He is also interested in the adoption of tracking technologies within the supply network. Maciek is currently serving as the Communications Chair for the Transportation Science and Logistics Society of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science and as a board member of the Chicago chapter of the Institute for Supply Management.
The following speakers are scheduled to serve as panelists for the May 19-20, 2011 program.
Mark Barnes, Lear Corporation
Mark Barnes is Engineering Superintendent/Manager for Lear Corporation, a major supplier of automotive interiors, with a focus in seating systems.
Mark is a seasoned automotive supply chain professional with experience in the areas of: just-in-time and lean manufacturing; capital equipment design and procurement; project management; automation initiatives (including robotics, facility layout and design); labor studies; ergonomics; packaging; pull systems/Kanban; transportation; forecasting; scheduling; internal and 3PL structures; engineering management; and, customer relations.
Mark has previous experience as a Lead Supply Chain Analyst, and has a strong understanding of how various logistics initiatives fit into an overall business strategy.
Mark received an MBA in Finance from Loyola University Chicago and an undergraduate degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan.
John A. Fitzgerald, Regional Manager, GT Nexus
John Fitzgerald is Regional Manager with GT Nexus, the leader in cloud computing solutions for the supply chain. John consults with exporters and importers to assist them in driving cost savings and productivity improvements in their global supply chains.
John has over 30 years experience in global supply chain execution with leading global forwarders & 3PL's. He is the past Global Chairman of the CSCMP Chicago Roundtable and past Chairman and Board Director of the Strategic Account Management Association. He is also on the Sales Advisory Board for the College of Business, Department of Marketing at Northern Illinois University.
John is actively involved with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and is a frequent speaker for CSCMP, U.S. China Chamber of Commerce and various other global trade organizations and universities. He has been an adjunct faculty member in Northwestern University's Executive Transportation Programs.
A native Chicagoan, John is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago. After college, he joined IBM and later served as a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps. He had been in executive roles with Fritz Cos. and UPS Supply Chain Solutions before joining GT Nexus in 2010. He resides in Palatine, Illinois with his wife and loves to travel and play golf.
Chuck Whitmer, Vice President of Supply Chain, Intermatic
Chuck is a 30 year veteran of the supply chain industry, having worked for manufacturers, consultants, and third party logistics providers. He has a wealth of experience supporting end-to-end global supply chains across multiple industries including pharmaceuticals/medical products, consulting, sporting goods, and electronics for companies such as Baxter, Accenture, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Riddell Sports and Intermatic.
Chuck is currently responsible for Intermatic's global supply chain which includes forecasting, demand planning, domestic/international sourcing, procurement, supplier management, inventory management, warehousing and transportation.
Chuck has a BA in Business Administration with a minor in Marketing from Wittenberg University in Springfield Ohio.