Global Supply Chain 2022: Challenges and Opportunities
"Global Supply Chain 2022: Challenges and Opportunities "
VP of Global Supply Chain
East West Manufacturing
Abstract: 2021 was full of challenges for the supply chain across many, if not all, industries. A series of man-made and natural events combined to create shortages, delays, and price increases in a way that many in the field have never seen before. This has led many companies to reconsider their supply chain strategies – including where geographically to buy things and from how many suppliers. We’ll look at what caused these crises, what resulted, and what companies should consider in designing more robust future supply chains.
Bio: Steven is strategic operations leader with a passion for developing people and leading continuous improvement throughout organizations. As Vice President of Global Supply Chain at East West Manufacturing, he is responsible for optimizing the company’s worldwide spend and strategic relations with key suppliers. Past roles have included leadership positions in the areas of Supply Chain, Quality, Project Management, Manufacturing and NPI. In these positions, Steven has facilitated successful teams and projects involving employees, suppliers and customers in the United States, Latin America, Asia and Europe.
Steven has held positions at companies ranging from one of the largest in the world (Manufacturing Manager for Freestyle drink dispensers at The Coca-Cola Company) through mid-size companies (Senior Operations Manager at LSI Corporation) to a start-up company (Vice President of Manufacturing and Supply Chain at Monsieur, making automated mixed cocktail machines). Steven holds a BSME from MIT, an MSME and MBA from Georgia Tech, as well as Project Management Professional (PMP) and Six Sigma Green Belt certifications. Steven also serves on the Board of Directors for Loh Medical.
About East West Manufacturing
East West is a global manufacturing services company based in Atlanta, Georgia focused on the realization of products, from design through distribution. As specialists in onshore, nearshore and offshore manufacturing, we offer a seamless path to scale and an exceptional speed-to-market strategy while driving down costs and adhering to the highest quality standards. We are one integrated family, working together to support our customers throughout the entire product lifecycle. Our vision is to make the world a better place – cleaner, safer, healthier and smarter.