Journal of Supply Chain Management

Article Index - Results


A valuable reference tool, the Article Index is a comprehensive list of articles that have appeared in the Journal of Supply Chain Management (formerly International Journal of Purchasing and Materials Management, Journal of Purchasing & Materials Management and Journal of Purchasing). Articles are organized by subject for easy locating and study.

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Term selected: One on One Interviews

  • "One On One: An Interview with Becky Lancaster", Vol. 37, No. 4 (Fall 2001), p. 2.

    Becky Lancaster is vice president, director of purchasing for Wells Fargo, a $290 billion company with 120,000 team members. Wells Fargo is a diversified financial services company providing banking, insurance, wealth management and estate planning, investments, mortgage, and consumer finance. Ms. Lancaster joined Wells Fargo (First Interstate Bank) in 1985 in the purchasing department. Her experience with the bank includes regionalization, centralization, decentralization, two mergers of equals, and 20-25 acquisitions per year. Prior to joining the bank, she worked in manufacturing and data processing, again in the procurement area. Ms. Lancaster's professional involvement includes membership in NAPM, CAPS Research, and The Conference Board's Purchasing Council.
  • "One on One: An Interview with Bradley Holcomb", Vol. 39, No. 2 (Spring 2003), p. 2.

    Bradley J. Holcomb joined Waste Management, Inc. as vice president and chief procurement officer in September 2000. Waste Management, headquartered in Houston, is the largest waste disposal company in North America. Mr. Holcomb has led procurement organizations to achieve exceptional results in three previous companies. His recent position was vice president, supply chain management for American Precision Industries (API). Prior to API, he was vice president of global procurement and materials management at Praxair, Inc. Mr. Holcomb spent 20 years with Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, New York; while in corporate purchasing, he led the effort to globalize procurement and held the position of director, supplier relationship management. Mr. Holcomb holds a bachelor's degree in engineering science and a master's degree in industrial engineering from Arizona State University, and holds a Master of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Rochester.
  • "One on One: An Interview with David L. Sorensen", Vol. 36, No. 3 (Summer 2000), p. 2.

    David L. Sorensen, vice president of purchasingfor General Mills Incorporated, joined the company right out of college in 1972. During his 28 years at General Mills, he advanced from his initial position as a grain buyer/merchandiser to become director of purchasing, packaging, and equipment, before being appointed to his current post in 1996. Along the way, he managed the company's Portland grain operations and its feed ingredient operations, was director of commodity analysis,and spent a year as director of new business development. Mr. Sorensen holds a bachelor's degree in business from Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minnesota.
  • "One on One: An Interview with Debbie Manos", Vol. 39, No. 4 (Fall 2003), p. 2.

    Debbie Manos is senior vice president and chief sourcing officer of KeyCorp. She is responsible for corporate sourcing, which includes strategic sourcing, contract administration, purchasing and accounts payable, asset management, travel, food services, and corporate meetings and events. Manos began her finance career in 1983 with Peat Marwick Mitchell (now KPMG Peat Marwick). She joined KeyCorp in 1990 as a tax manager in Key's corporate tax group. In March 1997, she joined the newly formed corporate sourcing group where she held a number of positions until her appointment as Key's chief sourcing officer in January 2002. Manos received her BBA degree, summa cum laude, from Kent State University in 1983. She received her Master of Taxation degree from Golden Gate University of San Francisco and is a graduate of the Key Executive Experience at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.
  • "One on One: An Interview with Debra Bell", Vol. 37, No. 2 (Spring 2001), p. 2.

    Debra Bell is the chief procurement officer for AT&T responsible for the corporation's purchases of goods and services internationally. She is also responsible for the company's accounts payable function. Ms. Bell has been with AT&T for 17 years and has held a variety of leadership positions throughout the company, including those in law, real estate, and corporate strategy. Prior to joining AT&T, Ms. Bell worked for United Way as a planning strategist and for the law firm of Porzio, Bromberg & Newman. She has served on the board of the New York/New Jersey Minority Purchasing Council and has participated in a variety of purchasing industry associations, including NAPM and CAPS Research.
  • "One on One: An Interview with Edith Kelly-Green", Vol. 36, No. 2 (Spring 2000), p. 2.

    Edith Kelly-Green, CPA, vice president of strategic sourcing and supply for Federal Express Corporation (FedEx), joined the organization in 1977 as a senior accountant, progressing to her present position in 1993. Prior to that, she spent four years in accounting with Touche Ross (now Deloitte & Touche). In 1990, she was the division leader for writing the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award application, which FedEx won. A member of the Board of Trustees for the Center for Advanced Purchasing Studies (CAPS), Ms. Kelly-Green has been actively involved in professional affairs and is an award-winning civic leader. Ms. Kelly-Green earned an accounting degree from the University of Mississippi and an MBA from Vanderbilt University.
  • "One on One: An Interview with Farryn Melton", Vol. 42, No. 4 (Fall 2006), p. 2.

    Farryn Melton, C.P.M., is the vice president and chief procurement officer for Thousand Oaks, California-based Amgen, the world's largest biotechnology company. She is responsible for leading the organization in leveraging the company's external spend to improve productivity, optimize cost efficiency and align with the overall business strategy to optimize value.
  • "One on One: An Interview with Gene Richter", Vol. 36, No. 1 (Winter 2000), p. 2.

    R. G. (Gene) Richter, vice president and chief procurement officer of IBM Corporation, joined the organization in August 1994 with more than 30 years experience in purchasing. Prior to this post, he was executive director of procurement at Hewlett Packard from 1988 to 1994, vice president of purchasing at Black &anp; Decker from 1984 to 1988, and held various purchasing management positions at the Ford Motor Company from 1961 to 1984. Mr. Richter earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and economics from the University of Maryland, and a Master of Business Administration from the University
  • "One on One: An Interview with Greg Tennyson", Vol. 40, No. 1 (Winter 2004), p. 2.

    Greg Tennyson is vice president, corporate procurement and travel for Oracle Corporation headquartered in Redwood Shores, California. Tennyson has responsibility for global strategic sourcing of indirect materials, logistics and travel. Oracle has created a global single instance of the ERP applications, globalized financial business processes and embraced e-business technology, allowing the procure-to-pay (P2P) process to be optimized and automated. The P2P transaction savings to Oracle is approximately USD $4-6 million. More importantly, technology has allowed the purchasing team to bifurcate strategic from tactical purchasing roles and responsibilities, and the change in structure has allowed the team to increase its cost savings and avoidance by over 100 percent. Tennyson received his MS in management from St. Mary's College and has over 20 years' experience in the purchasing and contracts field in the manufacturing, defense contracting and services sectors.
  • "One on One: An Interview with Helmut F. Porkert", Vol. 37, No. 1 (Winter 2001), p. 2.

    Helmut F. Porkert is chief procurement officer of the global procurement organization at Chevron Corporation. He directs the com-pany’s recently created global procurement, strategic sourcing, and supplier management activity. Prior to Chevron, Mr. Porkert held positions at Atlantic Richfield Company and at Bayer. Mr. Porkert received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the Technical University Stuttgart, Germany.
  • "One on One: An Interview with Jenny Verner", Vol. 38, No. 4 (Fall 2002), p. 2.

    Jenny L. Verner was named vice president of supply chain management for Cargill, Inc. in June 2000. She is responsible for leading the Supply Chain Management Center of Expertise, focused on providing customer solutions at all points along the supply chain and commercializing any portions that bring value to the marketplace. Ms. Verner joined Cargill in 1981 as a merchant trainee in Saginaw, Texas. In 1983, she relocated to Chattanooga, Tennessee, as a mill feed merchant. She continued to hold various merchandising and transportation manager positions in Minneapolis; Saginaw, Texas; and Wichita, Kansas. In 1992, Ms. Verner was named assistant vice president of the Grain Division. In 1994, she became general manager of Cargill's flour mills in Texas, and in 1998 was named Western Region general manager, responsible for Cargill's 10 mills in the western half of the United States. In 2000, Ms. Verner was named vice president of the Flour Milling Division. She received a BA in economics and a BA in French from the University of Minnesota in 1981.
  • "One on One: An Interview with Jill B. Bossi", Vol. 40, No. 4 (Fall 2004), p. 2.

    Jill B. Bossi, C.P.M., is a senior vice president in supply chain management for Bank of America, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. Bossi began her supply management career in California at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios as a junior buyer and then worked for a number of entertainment companies such as Lorimar, Turner and Sony Pictures Entertainment. She moved from entertainment into telecommunications, working at AirTouch and Verizon Wireless as their director of strategic sourcing. Bossi then moved into financial services as vice president of strategic sourcing and supply for Experian North America before accepting her new role at Bank of America. She has been active in ISM for over 15 years, beginning on the board of NAPM—Los Angeles, Inc. She currently serves as a member of the board of the ISM Services Group and a member of the Editorial Review Board for Inside Supply Management® magazine.
  • "One on One: An Interview with Jim Scotti", Vol. 36, No. 4 (Fall 2000), p. 2.

    Jim Scotti, a company officer, is vice president of procurement and materials for Halliburton Company, a $16 billion revenue organization serving the energy services, engineering and construction, and manufacturing industries. A registered professional engineer, Mr. Scotti joined Brown & Root, a subsidiary of Halliburton, in 1990 following five years as vice president of procurement for CF Braun and 15 years with Dravo Corporation. He is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers and NAPM, a trustee for CAPS, a member of the Board of Directors for the Houston Minority Business Council, and a member of the Board of Advisors for the Construction Industry Institute.
  • "One on One: An Interview with Jose Mejia", Vol. 38, No. 2 (Spring 2002), p. 2.

    Jose A. Mejia is president, Supply Chain Networks for Lucent Technologies. Since joining Lucent in 1999, he has led the imple-mentation of a supply chain vision and strategy that covers the end-to-end provisioning of Lucent solutions to its global customer base. Effective January 2001, Mr. Mejia became responsible for integrating the supply chain and manufacturing operations into a complete and efficient Supply Chain Networks group. In his current role, Mr. Mejia is responsible for the executive management and oversight of sup-plier and supply chain engineering and man-agement, product engineering, test and component engineering, procurement, manu-facturing, logistics, and distribution for Lucent, as well as for the company’s outsourcing and contract manufacturing efforts. Prior to joining Lucent, Mr. Mejia worked for Nortel Networks, Bay Networks, and Ford Motor Company.
  • "One on One: An Interview with Joseph A. Yacura", Vol. 41, No. 1 (Winter 2005), p. 2.

    Joseph A. Yacura is chief strategist and co-founder for Supply Chain Management, LLC, headquartered in New York, a consulting firm that specializes in providing "Total Cost and Supply Chain Management Solutions" to mid- and large-scale companies. Yacura has held numerous senior executive management positions — including operations, manufacturing, production control, strategic planning, finance, and supply chain management — at IBM, Pacific Bell, American Express and InterContinental Hotels Group. He is past chair of CAPS Research in Tempe, Arizona, and is involved with the advisory board for the State University of New York at Oswego Foundation Board. Yacura has appeared on "The Nightly Business Report" program. He earned an MBA in finance and an MS in accounting from Binghamton University, along with a master's degree in quality management from Loyola University. He has also completed the Senior Executive Program at Stanford University.
  • "One on One: An Interview with Judith Hollis", Vol. 37, No. 3 (Summer 2001), p. 2.

    Judith Hollis is vice president of supply chain management for Wendy’s International, Inc. Ms. Hollis joined Wendy’s in 1999 after serving nine years in the Tricon restaurant system as a vice president in various supply chain areas. She spent the early part of her career in technology with IBM in engineering, sales, and marketing roles. Her professional and community involvement includes membership in NAPM, CAPS Research, and Women’s Foodservice Forum, as well as serving on the board of directors of Columbus Chapter American Heart Association and Columbus Jazz Orchestra. She also serves on the board of advisors for Mindflow Technology, Inc. and on the industry advisory board for Instill Corporation.
  • "One on One: An Interview with Kathleen R. Fuller", Vol. 41, No. 2 (Spring 2005), p. 2.

    Kathleen R. Fuller is vice president, Global Procurement Services and Operations, Integrated Supply Chain, for IBM Corporation. During her 20-year career with IBM, which began with earning her MBA from Syracuse University, she has held various supply chain assignments. Fuller began with an electronic component procurement team in a planning/forecasting role and held various positions in electronic component buying, planning, inventory control and distribution. In 1994, she joined the procurement corporate staff where she handled the procurement training program and became part of the ombudsperson team. Since 2000, Fuller has held the vice president positions of General Procurement Strategic Sourcing; Integrated Supply Chain, SystemsProduction Procurement; and Business Consulting Services Procurement. In 2004, she earned her current title and became responsible for the planning and execution support for IBM's services and software clients. Fuller is on the Board of Trustees for CAPS Research.
  • "One on One: An Interview with Keith Strange", Vol. 39, No. 1 (Winter 2003), p. 2.

    Keith Strange is vice president of supply management for the United States Postal Service (USPS), responsible for all Postal Service supply management activities, including sourcing, supplier interactions, and an inventory and distribution system for repair parts and operational supplies that supply more than 4 million orders annually. Mr. Strange began work with the Postal Service in 1973 as a purchasing specialist after serving three years in the U.S. Army. He holds a bachelor's degree in international studies from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, and a Master of Public Administration degree from the American University in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the Conference Board's Purchasing Leadership Council, the Institute for Supply Management™, and the Procurement Strategy Council. In 2002, he became a member of the CAPS Research Board of Trustees, which provides direction for CAPS' supply chain management research activities.
  • "One on One: An Interview with Kent Brittan", Vol. 38, No. 3 (Summer 2002), p. 2.

    Kent L. Brittan is vice president, supply man-agement for United Technologies Corporation (UTC), a $28 billion corporation with 152,000 employees worldwide. UTC provides high-technology products and services to the building systems and aerospace industries through its Otis Elevator, Carrier, UTC Fuel Cells, Sikorsky Aircraft, Pratt & Whitney, and Hamilton Sundstrand units. Mr. Brittan joined UTC at its Otis business in 1977 and held several executive positions there including vice president, finance; director, financial planning and analysis; and director, treasury services. Prior to joining UTC, he was assistant controller, South American operations, for Schlumberger Surenco C.A. in Caracas, Venezuela. Mr. Brittan holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and a Master of Business degree from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.
  • "One on One: An Interview with Lori Vegso", Vol. 42, No. 3 (Summer 2006), p. 2.

    Lori Vegso is the director of sourcing and supply management for Kimberly-Clark Corporation in Neenah, Wisconsin. In this role, she leads a 13-person team with responsibility for procuring many of the raw materials used in her company’s consumer products. With a focus to drive business results by working with internal technical and manufacturing customers to select, manage and optimize a supply base that meets Kimberly-Clark’s business priorities, Vegso’s three key priorities are cost in use, speed to market and innovation. She also has responsibility for a team that is Six Sigma trained and focused on optimizing Kimberly-Clark’s supply chains. A 21-year veteran of Kimberly-Clark, Vegso has held various roles in transportation, cost analysis, production planning and distribution operations. Vegso received a bachelor of science in accounting from Marquette University.
  • "One on One: An Interview with Patricia Hanson", Vol. 38, No. 1 (Winter 2002), p. 2.

    Patricia A. Hanson, C.P.M., is vice president and director of purchasing operations for J.C. Penney Company, Inc. in Plano, Texas. She is responsible for the purchase of non-resale products and services, totaling $3 billion annually. Since joining JCPenney in 1988, Ms. Hanson has held positions of increasing responsibility including purchasing manager of the fixtures and building equipment division, purchasing manager of the packaging and operations division, and assistant director of purchasing. She was appointed director of purchasing in 1997 and vice president and director of purchasing operations in 2001. Prior to joining JCPenney, Ms. Hanson worked for Gulf Oil Corporation in Houston, Gulf Oil Services, Inc. in Caracas, Venezuela, and First City Bank of Dallas.
  • "One on One: An Interview with Richard A. Hughes", Vol. 42, No. 2 (Spring 2006), p. 2.

    Richard A. Hughes is vice president, global purchases with The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) in Cincinnati. Having joined the company in 1982 as the purchasing manager for disposable soft goods, he has moved up the ranks with such positions as senior purchasing manager of packaging purchases, director of healthcare purchases and vice president of global purchases. Hughes earned an MBA from the Florida Institute of Technology and his Juris Doctorate from Chase College of Law. He served in the U.S. Army from 1977 to 1982 and in the Reserves from 1982 to 1991. Hughes is a member of the Ohio Bar Association and the Reserve Officers Association, and serves on the executive committee for the National Minority Supplier Diversity Council Board. Procter & Gamble’s New Orleans Folgers plants were affected by the wrath of hurricane Katrina, while the company’s entire supply chain (including its beauty, household and family health businesses) felt the effects of hurricane Rita. Hughes shares how supplier relationships aided in Procter & Gamble’s disaster recovery.
  • "One on One: An Interview with Robert G. Talbott", Vol. 40, No. 3 (Summer 2004), p. 2.

    Robert G. Talbott is vice president, supply management for Fireman's Fund Insurance Company headquartered in Novato, California. He is responsible for the strategic sourcing, procurement, contracts and real estate departments for this national property and casualty insurance company. He reports directly to the organization's chief administrative officer. Historically, Fireman's Fund had no formal supply management processes, and the company recruited Talbott in May 2002 to develop and institute the required systems and performance measures. In less than one year, the Fireman's Fund supply management department realized savings of more than $16 million. Talbott received a BS in business from Azusa Pacific University. He had previously held managerial positions in supply management at ARCO and was a principal consultant in operations strategy with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
  • "One on One: An Interview with Sarmento Silva", Vol. 41, No. 3 (Summer 2005), p. 2.

    Sarmento Silva, C.P.M., is a 27-year career purchasing professional, currently serving AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals as director, purchasing system development and reengineering on assignment as leader for its current mySAP ERP and Ariba Buyer implementation project. Prior to coming to AstraZeneca, he was global manager of packing and printing for Rubbermaid Corporation. Silva has been an active member of the Institute for Supply Management™ since 1980, earned his Certified Purchasing Manager certification in 1984 and currently serves on the Editorial Review Board for Inside Supply Management® magazine. He holds a BA in communications and an MBA in marketing. In 1993, Silva was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the Western New England Purchasing Management Association, Massachusetts House and Senate, and received a citation from the governor's office for statewide excellence. In 2004, he was awarded the "Dick Jackson" award for distinguished service to NAPM—Delaware, Inc.
  • "One on One: An Interview with Susan Feiner", Vol. 41, No. 4 (Fall 2005), p. 2.

    Susan Feiner is vice president of relationship management within global procurement for American Express Company. In this role, Susan leads the relationship management as well as the training and change management functions for the department. Susan is responsible for creating the strategy and developing the framework for building partner-based relationships with business unit stakeholders to drive customer satisfaction. The platform that her team has built ensures alignment with the business units' strategic goals so that the global procurement team can formulate procurement, e-enablement and change management solutions in support of their requirements. Prior to taking on this role in 2003, Susan was vice president of global procurement and led sourcing and operations activities across several commodity categories. Before joining American Express in 1996, she was director of purchasing at MasterCard International, where she spent 12 years in a variety of leadership roles in supply chain management.
  • "One on One: An Interview with Terry Sueltman", Vol. 39, No. 3 (Summer 2003), p. 2.

    Terry Sueltman is vice president, corporate supply management for Sonoco Products headquartered in Hartsville, South Carolina. He is responsible for global strategic sourcing and logistics. He is currently implementing a strategic sourcing process at Sonoco - a $3 billion global manufacturer of industrial and consumer packaging solutions. Prior to joining Sonoco in 2001, Sueltman was with Honeywell International in Phoenix. The Honeywell operation was a winner of Industry Week magazine's "America's Best Plant" award and was recognized by Michigan State University with a "Most Advanced" rating for supply chain processes, and as a "Best Place to Work" for supply chain professionals by Purchasing magazine in 2000. Sueltman began his career with Honeywell after graduating from the University of Illinois with a BS in mathematics. He held positions in information systems, manufacturing, and marketing prior to his supply management assignments.
  • "One on One: An Interview with Tom Linton", Vol. 43, No. 1 (Winter 2007), p. 2.

    Tom Linton is vice president, chief procurement officer of Freescale Semiconductor. In this role, he oversees Freescale's global procurement strategy and key supplier relationships with an emphasis on cost, quality and service. Based in Singapore, Linton is closer to Freescale's major foundry partners and assembly and test operations. Before this position, Linton was chief procurement officer for Agere. Before Agere, Linton spent 20 years at IBM. During this time he built the procurement infrastructure in China, Singapore and Ireland, in addition to holding a number of key positions in supply management, manufacturing and marketing. Linton also co-founded the IBM-initiated startup E2open, a supply chain software company, where he served as vice president and general manager. As a Fortune 500 company, having the right talent in the right positions is crucial to Freescale. As such, having a succession plan in place is an important component to this company's continued growth.
  • "One on One: An Interview with William S. Schaefer", Vol. 40, No. 2 (Spring 2004), p. 2.

    As vice president, procurement services for IBM Global Services, Bill Schaefer is the global leader of IBM's Business Transformation Outsourcing (BTO) services for procurement. He was an original member of IBM's procurement executive council during IBM's successful transformation of procurement in the 1990s. Schaefer joined IBM in 1982 and has extensive experience in procurement and manufacturing operations. He has provided leadership for IBM's Production Procurement Commodity Sourcing Councils and IBM General Procurement Operations for North America. Schaefer is active in the Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) and Manufacturers Alliance Purchasing Council. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, has been featured in numerous publications including Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine's "Top 50 Pros to Know" and is a recipient of the IBM Chairman's Award for procurement transformation. Schaefer has B.S. and M.S. degrees in industrial engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from Duke University.
  • "One on One: An Interview with Willis D. Pugh", Vol. 42, No. 1 (Winter 2006), p. 2.

    Willis D. Pugh is the executive director for Honeywell's Aerospace sourcing organization, responsible for the mechanical commodity group's $1.5 billion spend. In this role, Pugh leads the mechanical commodity team based out of Phoenix, Arizona, and the global IPO teams located in Asia, Mexico and Eastern Europe.