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Karoline Dygas

Karoline Dygas
Vice President
Global Sourcing and Store Development Supply Chain
Starbucks

Karoline Dygas is Starbucks Corporations Vice President leading Global Sourcing and Store Development Supply Chain. She is part of Starbucks Global Supply Chain leadership team and is accountable for sourcing of all capital and commercial equipment, FFE, R&M and QA services, as well as leading the global end-to-end supply chain for store development and the Starbucks Roastery & Reserve Programs. She leads her team in creating flexible supply chains with a supply base that elevates the Starbucks Brand.

Karoline joined Starbucks in April 2014, with a proven track record of building and cultivating global cross-functional relationships at all levels in an organization. Karoline has established global experience and acumen while working with internal and external stakeholders, suppliers, and customers from Poland, Germany, UK, Switzerland, France, Brazil, Russia, UAE, India, Japan, Hong Kong, and China.

Karoline joined Starbucks in April 2014, with a proven track record of building and cultivating global cross-functional relationships at all levels in an organization. Karoline has established global experience and acumen while working with internal and external stakeholders, suppliers, and customers from Poland, Germany, UK, Switzerland, France, Brazil, Russia, UAE, India, Japan, Hong Kong, and China.

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Faith Wandrie

Faith Wandrie
CPSM
VP-GSCMI American Axle & Manufacturing

Faith has an extensive background in Supply Chain Management, Business Systems Management, Logistics and Automotive Operations Management. Faith has an extensive background in Supply Chain Management, Business Systems Management, Logistics and Automotive Operations Management.

Her Specialties include: Lean Manufacturing Certification - University of Michigan (May/June 2011), Supply Chain Management, Inventory Management, Continuous Flow, Kanban/Pull Systems, Standardization, Project Management and Systems Implementations.

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Richard Sherman

Richard Sherman
TATA Snr Fellow
Consulting Services Limited
SC Center of Excellence

Richard is a long time Supply Chain Management author, researcher, consultant, and industry pundit with strong marketing leadership. Author of the book "Supply Chain Transformation: Practical Roadmap to Best Practice Results" (Wiley, October, 2012).

He provides insight, guidance, and training to companies on SCM strategy, segmentation, and performance improvement initiatives. Richard is a founding member of the Supply Chain Council and leader in the development of the SCOR model.

Specialties: Information Systems Architecture, Process Re-engineering, Supply Chain Management technology, Strategic Advisory Services ( SCM Market Research, Analysis, Strategy), writer and motivational/content speaker, IPOs, Business Plans, M&A, branding, demand generation, Public Relations, business development, alliances, integrated marketing strategy and execution.

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Aaron Benningfield

Aaron Benningfield
Blockchain & SC Strategist
TCS

Aaron has a developed expertise in communication, presentation, sales, project management, information technology, strategic analysis, along with training and development through 22+ years professional experience including 16+ years IT. Aaron has been with Tata Consultancy Services for over 5 years as Blockchain & SC Strategist & EIM Cloud Specialist.

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Reggie Henderson
VP & GM- Energy Solutions
Telamon

Carmel-based Telamon Corp. has named Reggie Henderson vice president and general manager of its energy solutions division. He previously served as vice president at AMG Engineering & Machining, held executive management positions at Telamon, Indiana Business Diversity Council and the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Reggie has 30-plus years of experience in corporate management, business administration, and government affairs.

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Shelli Austin

Shelli Austin
President
InTek Freight and Logistics, Inc.

Shelli graduated from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business.  She went on to Penn State to finish her degree with an Associate’s certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

Shelli has been a recognized leader in the transportation and intermodal/railroad industry for over 20 years.  She started in the shipper world, as a buyer of freight services and for the last 13 years has been on the solutions side of the Industry. 

She got her start at Brightpoint, Inc., an Indiana based 3PL focused on the wireless industry.  As the Senior Manager at Brightpoint, she played a key role in the development of the Transportation Department, as well as a transportation and warehouse system implementation that transformed the business practices to a more efficient and economical distribution solution. 

Following Brightpoint, Shelli spent some time with a promotional company that distributed marketing accessories.  During this role, she traveled to China and spent significant amount of time developing the supply chain between the overseas manufacturer and the domestic warehousing operation.

Shelli spent 12 years as President and co-founder of the transportation division of Integrated Distribution Services (IDS Transportation Services, LLC), with her focus on being on the cutting edge of advances in the Intermodal Industry.  Much of her time was spent working with the Class I Railroads developing strategic alliances, such as co-branding with Union Pacific on their door-to-door product.

In the 4th quarter of 2016, Shelli Austin and Rick LaGore created InTek Freight & Logistics, Inc. through the acquisitions of IDS Transportation Services, LLC and enVista Capacity which is at the crossroads of truckload, intermodal, LTL, transportation management services and technology to drive the that addresses shippers’ capacity and cost issues.    In 2016, InTek aligned its office as an agent of  Suntecktts, the 7th largest Freight Management Company, which gave InTek the size to be big enough to make a difference, while not sacrificing its personal service model that drives over-the-to customer service for its customers. 

Shelli has had several outstanding intermodal industry achievements and was recognized by Progressive Railroading’s ‘Rising Star’ award in 2013. She has been actively involved with the TIA as a Board member supporting the Intermodal knowledge development within the group.  With a focus on Intermodal expansion efforts, Shelli has participated as a panel speaker for the TIA, IANA, BB&T, NASSTRAC, MARS, and NEARS to offer education to the broker and shipper community on using Intermodal products.        

Shelli is also very involved in giving back to the community servicing in a number of capacities, including President of the Board, for St Mary’s Early Development Center in Indianapolis.

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Eduardo Mercado

Eduardo Huerta-Mercado
CEO
Value Chain Consulting and Technology

Director
Softeon LATAM

Eduardo Huerta-Mercado is currently Director of Latin American Operations for Softeon Inc., an International Consultant Public Sector for the World Bank, and CEO at Value Chain Consulting & Technology.