Navigating the Future of Supply Chain Management

Join CXOTalk episode 824 for a discussion on strategic supply chain management with the Exec. Dir. of the Global Supply Chain Institute and the former CEO of Walmart U.S. Discover key strategies, challenges, and future trends to optimize your supply chain.


Feb 16, 2024

Join CXOTalk episode 824 for a compelling look at the critical role of supply chain management in today's business landscape. We bring together Ted Stank from the Supply Chain Institute and Bill Simon, former CEO of Walmart U.S., to share their expert insights.

Topics will include:

  • Current Landscape: Unpack the complexities of modern supply chains, including challenges and technological advancements.
  • Strategic Insights: Gain strategic insights on risk management, sustainability, and aligning supply chains with customer expectations.
  • Future Trends: Explore emerging trends like blockchain and IoT, and learn how to build resilience in the face of economic changes.

Tune in for a masterclass that promises to equip business leaders with the knowledge to navigate and optimize their supply chain strategies.

Ted Stank is the Harry J. and Vivienne R. Bruce Chair of Excellence in Business in the Department of Supply Chain Management. He is also the co-executive director of the Global Supply Chain Institute. He leads the Advanced Supply Chain Collaborative, a joint initiative between UT and leading Fortune 500 partner firms to better understand innovative applications in SCM. Stank assumed the Bruce Chair following six years in various administrative positions in the Haslam College of Business, including department head for marketing and logistics, associate dean for academic programs and associate dean of the Center for Executive Education.

Bill Simon was President and CEO of Walmart U.S. from 2010 to 2014. When he joined the company in 2006, he led the team that created and launched Walmart’s $4 prescription drug program. In 2007, Bill was named COO for Walmart U.S and held that position until he was appointed President and CEO. As CEO, Bill was responsible for over $280 Billion in revenue and1.2 million associates. Additionally, he has been a major driver in the resurgence of US manufacturing. He developed and led Walmart’s initiative to buy $250 billion in US manufactured products. A passionate supporter of veterans, Bill was instrumental in the company’s pledge to hire any returning veteran.

Michael Krigsman is an industry analyst and publisher of CXOTalk. For three decades, he has advised enterprise technology companies on market messaging and positioning strategy. He has written over 1,000 blogs on leadership and digital transformation and created almost 1,000 video interviews with the world’s top business leaders on these topics. His work has been referenced in the media over 1,000 times and in over 50 books. He has presented and moderated panels at numerous industry events around the world.

Published Date: Feb 16, 2024

Author: Michael Krigsman

Episode ID: 824