The 2017-2018 CSCR™ Advisory Board is Announced

The Center for Supply Chain Research™ is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 CSCR™ Advisory Board. The board’s counsel and commitment to the supply chain profession enables the Center to remain at the forefront of the discipline aligning Penn State Smeal Supply Chain research and offerings relevant to the contemporary challenges facing the industry.

Steve Tracey, executive director of the Center for Supply Chain Research™, is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 CSCR Advisory Board. The board’s counsel and commitment to the supply chain profession enables the Center to remain at the forefront of the discipline aligning Penn State Smeal Supply Chain research and offerings relevant to the contemporary challenges facing the industry.

The six board members commit to a two-year appointment, act in a brand and sponsor development role for the University, Smeal College of Business, and CSCR™, remaining active in Center sponsored programs and initiatives.

Irv Grossman, CHAINalytics executive vice president, America, has served on the advisory board since its 2015 inception, and is appointed the 2017-2018 board chairman. Grossman succeeds Taylor Wilkerson, LMI’s program manager of Health Supply Chain.

We are grateful for the continued support of our 2017-2018 CSCR™ Advisory Board standing members:

  • David Kaduke, vice president of Supply Chain Planning, L Brands, MAST Global
  • Sean S. Trainer, senior vice president of Global Operations Engineering and Technology, Dell, Inc.

According to Tracey, “Once again, we had a significant number of high quality nominees for the three open board seats to make the job of the selection committee quite difficult.  We are grateful to all of the nominees for stepping up and for committing their time and efforts to further the mission of CSCR™. We welcome the three 2017-2018 incoming board members.”

  • Susan M. Gentry, associate director, Integrated Business Planning - Supply Lead, Dow AgroSciences
  • Mike Metheny, Executive Vice President – Supply Chain, Corporate Services and Asset Protection, Burlington Stores
  • Donna G. Palumbo, senior manager, Innovation Sourcing, Johnson and Johnson (Ethicon)

“I would also like to thank the retiring 2015-2016 CSCR™ Advisory Board members for their time and efforts serving on the inaugural board,” adds Tracey.

  • Jason Reiman, vice president of Global Logistics, The Hershey Company 
  • Larry Smith, vice president of Global Supply Chain at Becton Dickinson
  • Taylor H. Wilkerson, program manager of Health Supply Chain, LMI