Supply chain management and logistics professionals are the ties that bind, shouldering the critical task of managing supply and demand inside and outside a company’s four walls—not to mention bolstering bottom lines. In fact, past research from Deloitte shows that a whopping 79% of companies with high-performing supply chains achieve revenue growth that’s significantly above their industry’s average.

Yes, you and your team are great integrators and business drivers. And in order to drive continuous improvement and innovation for your organization, personal growth is key.

Of course, this is true in any industry, but especially so in a tech-driven, fast-moving specialties like supply chain management and logistics. And some of us have some catching up to do: Research recently found that only 22% of companies take an active approach to designing a supply chain network strategy.

Thankfully, there are dozens of business leaders who are eager to share their insight and advice. From the latest news to much-needed refresher courses on the basics, you can follow these experts to keep learning, keep growing and keep an eye on that next promotion.

15 Supply Chain & Logistics Experts to Follow

Lisa Anderson

1. Lisa Anderson, President, LMA Consulting Group, Inc.

Lisa is a supply chain expert with over 14 years of experience as an independent consultant. Her consultancy’s blog is a reliable source of industry analysis and advice.

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Lora Cecere

2. Lora Cecere, Founder, Supply Chain Insights

As the host of the annual Supply Chain Insights Global Summit, Lora has taken the initiative to bring thought leaders and practitioners together to everyone’s benefit. She also writes for Consumer Goods Technology and CSCMP Quarterly.

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Bob Ferrari

3. Bob Ferrari, Managing Director, The Ferrari Consulting & Research Group

Bob is an expert in supply chain management, with an emphasis on digital transformation and technology architecture and strategy. In addition to his consulting work, Bob publishes the Supply Chain Matters blog.

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Craig Fuller

4. Craig Fuller, CEO, FreightWaves

FreightWaves is dedicated to delivering a complete and comprehensive view of the freight and logistics market. Craig also is the Founder and Managing Director of the Blockchain in Transport Alliance, working to achieve the full potential of blockchain for trucking and shipping.

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Adrian Gonzalez

5. Adrian Gonzalez, SCM, Adelante SCM

Industry analyst Adrian Gonzalez has over 20 years of experience in logistics research. He is the host of Talking Logistics, a video interview series featuring leaders in the supply chain & logistics industry.

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6. Harold "Hal" Good, President and CEO, Procurement Pros Group

Hal is an IBM Futurist, a keynote speaker, and a consultant with over 30 years of procurement experience. He also publishes a weekly curation of tech and industry-related articles, Good’s Stuff.

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Scott W. Lutton

7. Scott W. Luton, Founder, Supply Chain Now Radio

With Supply Chain Now Radio, Scott Lutton has created a dedicated resource for supply chain leaders to optimize the present and plan for the future. The company publishes a regular interview podcast, as well as webinars and blog posts about all things supply chain.

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8. Tamara McCleary, Brand Expert & Technology Futurist, CEO, Thulium

Tamara is a consultant focused on training businesses to prepare for digital transformation and the future of work, with a focus on human-machine partnerships, AI, robotics, IoT and blockchain. She also hosts the Tech Unknown podcast for SAP.

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Cathy Morrow Roberson

9. Cathy Morrow Roberson, Founder & Head Analyst, Logistic Trends & Insights, LLC

In the logistics space, there are few thought leaders as prolific as Cathy. She writes for Forbes, The Loadstar,  Air Cargo World, and is a consultant with Cargo Facts Consulting.

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Kevin O'Meara

10. Kevin O'Meara, Vice President, Integrated Supply Chain, Shaw Industries

Kevin is a logistics expert with a special focus on sales and operations planning and how it integrates with logistics execution. He has worked with fortune 100 companies on their global supply chain strategy.

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Eric Petiot

11. Eric Petiot, Chief Business Officer, ART-Fi

If you’re interested in the future of business at all, Eric is worth following on social media. He’s an expert on IoT, blockchain, big data, AI, 5G and more. His Twitter and LinkedIn feeds are filled with news and thought-provoking analysis.

Dr. Ganapathi Pulipaka

12. Dr. Ganapathi Pulipaka, Chief Data Scientist, Accenture

Dr. Pulipaka has over 20 years of experience with integrating technology into business systems. He is the author of The Future of Data Science and Parallel Computing, and was named one of the 10 Most Influential Artificial Intelligence Executives in 2019 by Analytics InSight Magazine.

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Mike Quindazzi

13. Mike Quindazzi, Managing Director, PwC

Mike is a leading expert on how technology is changing every aspect of business, from AI to blockchain and everything in between. He’s a keynote speaker, a consultant and expert on tech trends.

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Daniel Stanton

14. Daniel Stanton, President and Co-Founder, SecureMarking

Daniel “Mr. Supply Chain” Stanton is dedicated to educating and elevating supply chain leaders. He’s a LinkedIn Learning Instructor and the author of Supply Chain Management for Dummies.

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15. Jim Tompkins, Chairman and CEO, Tompkins International

An expert in global supply chain, logistics, material handling, and business strategy, Jim has over 44 years of experience in the industry.  He holds a PhD from Purdue University and has received the Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Industrial Engineering Award.

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