Tuesday, August 17, 2010

John Wilkerson Weighs In on Five (5) Green Supply Challenges in Social Media Interview

5 Major Challenges to Green Supply Chain Management

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About John Wilkerson

John is a twenty-five year supply chain veteran. He has worked in food, beverage, pharmaceutical, automotive, global logistics, along with consumer products and government. During this time he has formed some expertise in sales and operations planning, retail manufacturing, global transportation network management and design, along with being involved with a number of lean Six Sigma deployments, as well as strategic sourcing.

John’s background was shaped and influenced by his formal and informal education. He has taken executive courses at Dartmouth College and at the Tuck business school. His master’s degree is from Webster University, where he earned a master of arts and business management. He has also been influenced greatly by his military background, various executive training in the Command and General Staff College courses, along with technical training with Defense Acquisition University, PMI, ASQ, ISM, etc.

John Wilkerson’s experience with green supply chain

John leads his firm’s Supply Chain and Sustainability Advisory Practices. He is proud to say that for two consecutive years, they have operated a carbon-neutral company. John’s background in green supply chain started more than three years ago, when working on a consulting project for a pharmaceutical client. His team was looking at cost-reduction opportunities in the overall supply chain. In 2007 we started to look at carbon and greenhouse gas as an additional cost variable. The team linked up with a software-design company out of Australia and helped them design their product.

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