Importance of Social Media in Supply Chain - Podcast

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Title: Supply Chain Management Best Practices

Length: 11 minutes
Type: Solo


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Ronald Schnur is vice president, Procurement & Dairy Supply Chain for WhiteWave Foods. In this position he is responsible for providing strategic, financial and operational leadership for all company-purchased spend and the dairy supply chain consisting of 100 team members. He also provides direct support for the Horizon Organic Business Unit. Prior to joining Whitewave, Ron was the vice president - procurement and supplier management for Sears Holdings Management Corporation. In this position, he was responsible for procurement and supplier management activities for $8.0 billion of non-merchandise goods and services spending. He was also responsible for corporate aviation, e-sourcing and supplier diversity. Prior to joining Sears Holdings, Ron was vice president, strategic sourcing for Coors Brewing Company in Golden, Colorado.

Ron served as a board member on the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Board of Directors as well as a board member of the National Minority Supplier Development Council as well as its Corporate Plus Committee. In addition, he has served on the Conference Board Procurement Council, Purchasing Roundtable and the Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Ron is the 2006 recipient of the Robert Pashek award from Penn State for contributions made to enhancing the logistics and supply chain management profession. Ron received his bachelor's degree from Indiana University - Bloomington and his MBA degree from Penn State.