I’m honored by the opportunity to join SCM World’s Executive Advisory Board, a body that plays such a critical role in advancing business innovation and best practices sharing in the supply chain management field.
London, UK (PRWEB UK) 22 October 2012
SCM World, the leading global community and think tank for senior supply chain executives today announced Gerry Smith, Senior Vice President, Global Operations at Lenovo as the latest member of the SCM World Executive Advisory Board (EAB).
Gerry Smith is responsible for Lenovo’s global operations unit, which includes the company’s end-to-end supply chain, its Global Services business, quality management, supply/demand planning, global procurement, and continuous improvement programs, among other functions.
The EAB is an exclusive invitation-only group, chaired by Dr. Hau Lee with a remit to define and direct the content architecture for SCM World as well as elevate the status of the wider supply chain management profession. Members of the EAB are all ‘C-Level’ executives from a broad spectrum of the world’s leading manufacturers & retailers.
“I’m honored by the opportunity to join SCM World’s Executive Advisory Board, a body that plays such a critical role in advancing business innovation and best practices sharing in the supply chain management field,” said Smith. “Working with other great industry leaders, I look forward to shaping our common path toward even greater operational excellence and strategic relevance.”
Oliver Sloane, Co-CEO, SCM World commented “Membership to the EAB is reserved for the most forward thinking operations and supply chain leaders and Lenovo’s supply chain is a world class operation that has been transformed by Gerry and his team over the last few years. His experience, especially as an Asian-based global brand, will play a big factor in helping us define our content architecture for 2013 and beyond.”
Members of SCM World Executive Advisory Board:
- Oliver Sloane, Co-CEO, SCM World
- Kevin O'Marah, Head of Faculty, SCM World
- Dr. Hau Lee, Chairman, SCM World
- Geraint John, SVP Research, SCM World
- Gerry Smith, SVP, Global Operations, Lenovo
- Peter Gibbons, EVP Supply Chain, Starbucks
- Beth Ford, EVP, Chief Supply Chain & Operations Officer, Land O'Lakes
- Hans Van Alebeek, CVP Operations & Technology, Nike
- Brian Tobey, CVP, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Information & Services, Microsoft
- Tim Harden, President Supply Chain & Fleet Services, AT&T
- Pier Luigi Sigismondi, Chief Supply Chain Officer Unilever
- John Haydon, EVP & Chief Supply Officer, Philips
- John Church, SVP Supply Chain, General Mills
- Quentin Roach, CPO & SVP, Merck
- Jim Rowan, COO, Dyson
- Dan Gilbert, EVP, Operations & Customer Service, Barnes & Noble
- Angel Mendez, SVP Cisco Transformation, Cisco
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About SCM World:
SCM World is the leading global community and think-tank for senior level supply chain executives. Hosting a dynamic and interactive annual programme of end-user and academic-led webinars, events and research projects for its members, SCM World is the de-facto benchmark for forward-thinking supply chain leaders and their global teams to stay current through cutting edge content. Organisations from across multiple industry verticals use SCM World to further enhance supply chain talent management & benchmarking. Member companies include HP, Nestle, Intel, Tyco, Jaguar Land Rover, Avnet, Microsoft, Unilever, Philips, Dell, Walt Disney, Carrefour, Nike, GlaxoSmithKline, Cisco, Schneider Electric, AT&T, Shell, Motorola, BASF, Applied Materials and many more. For more information, see http://www.scmworld.com
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY), the world’s second-largest PC vendor, is a $US30 billion personal technology company serving customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to building exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile Internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile Internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see http://www.lenovo.com.