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What started off as “digital transformation” has morphed into something much larger — a drive to connect every aspect of an enterprise, from planning and procurement to manufacturing, sales, distribution, and even customer experience. This allows every sector to work together seamlessly, creating a continually improving organism.

Successful organizations are ones that approach this development in daring and innovative ways—and this invariably comes down to rethinking both their supply chain and operations processes.

Our Approach To Supply Chain & Operations Executive Search

Supply chain and operations executives are now securely positioned at the centre of business strategies. These leaders need to be able to seize opportunities and forge strategic alliances, both internally and externally. They must also act as a full business partner to the rest of the C-suite.

At Egon Zehnder, we’re proud to have helped build almost two-thirds of Gartner’s top 25 supply chain organizations from the ground up. Our team draws on this track record, along with the knowledge and experience of our own consultants. This allows us to help our clients rethink their role specifications and organizational structures, as well as set out a plan for transforming their functions.

With 63 offices across 37 countries, our global network lets us reach out across industries and geographies to search for and recruit the best supply chain and operations executives. Our consultants also keep a close eye on rising stars of the industry, who have the potential to grow as the function continues its rapid pace of change.
 

Chain Reaction 2020: Leadership Perspectives from the World's Top Supply Chain Executives

We surveyed 235 Chief Supply Chain Officers across 23 countries to see what it takes to succeed.

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Supply Chain & Operations Consultants

YaoSong Chen

YaoSong Chen

Washington, D.C.

Global Lead

Yao Chen, based in Washington DC, advises automotive and machinery companies on C-suite succession and board consulting. Read more

Le Ly

Le Ly

Dallas

US Lead

Le Ly is based in Dallas and is active in Egon Zehnder’s Health and Consumer practices with expertise in supply chain and operations. Read more

Olli Laurén

Olli Laurén

Washington, D.C.

Olli Laurén serves as Managing Partner in Washington D.C. He also leads Egon Zehnder’s Global Machinery & Industrial Technology practice. Read more

Diana Fox

Diana Fox

New York

Diana Fox, based in New York, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Chemical and Process Industries Practice with a specialization in chemicals, agribusiness… Read more

Anne-Claire Monod

Anne-Claire Monod

New York

Anne-Claire Monod is a sought-out advisor to industrial businesses who has developed trusted relationships with Fortune 500 corporations as well as… Read more

Martin Juhn

Martin Juhn

New York

Martin is a leader in the Media, Entertainment & Sports Practice & key member of the Technology Practice. Read more

Akiba Smith-Francis

Akiba Smith-Francis

New York

Akiba Smith-Francis, based in New York, belongs to Egon Zehnder’s Consumer, Sustainability and Public and Social Sector practices. Read more

Lisa Blais

Lisa Blais

Boston

Lisa Blais serves on Egon Zehnder’s Board of Directors and leads the firm’s US Board Practice. She also recently served as Managing Partner of the… Read more

Matthias Bolling

Matthias Bolling

Boston

Matthias Bolling, based in Boston, supports industrial, technology, and private equity clients and organizations with a global manufacturing… Read more

Christopher Fuqua

Christopher Fuqua

Boston

Based in Boston, Chris Fuqua is active in Egon Zehnder’s Travel & Hospitality, Consumer, and Leadership Advisory practices. A valued advisor to… Read more

Ian Bolin

Ian Bolin

Atlanta

Ian Bolin, based in Atlanta, leads Egon Zehnder’s Global Automotive and Mobility Practice. He is a trusted advisor to clients across the globe and has… Read more

Tom Reynolds

Tom Reynolds

Atlanta

Tom Reynolds, based in Atlanta, is the leader of the global Supply Chain Practice and advises clients in all aspects of supply chain management and… Read more

Patrick Lennon

Patrick Lennon

Atlanta

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Patrick Lennon is active in Egon Zehnder’s Consumer Products and Supply Chain & Operations practices. Read more

Jeffrey Otto

Jeffrey Otto

Atlanta

Jeff Otto, based in Atlanta, is a leader of Egon Zehnder’s Engineering & Research Officers Practice. Read more

Alex Santos

Alex Santos

Chicago

Based in Chicago, Alex Santos focuses on helping clients recruit general managers and functional leaders as well as assess their internal talent. Read more

Karl Alleman

Karl Alleman

Chicago

Based in Chicago, Karl Alleman is a member of Egon Zehnder’s Global Executive Committee and recently led the firm’s US Practice. Read more


Thought Leadership | Supply Chain & Operations

For Supply Chain, Transformation Begins at the Top

For Supply Chain, Transformation Begins at the Top

Crisis is never welcome. But when it encroaches, the upheaval can usher in a period of transformation. For the Supply Chain Function, transformation will… Read more

Leadership of Post-COVID Supply Chains in the Consumer Industry

Leadership of Post-COVID Supply Chains in the Consumer Industry

Even before COVID-19 ravaged the world, consumer goods supply chains were in the midst of transformation, wrestling with the need to show resilience and… Read more

Supply Chain: A Function in Transformation

Supply Chain: A Function in Transformation

Egon Zehnder gathered Supply Chain leaders for a discussion about what Supply Chain leaders have learned from the pandemic thus far and what lies… Read more

“This is the Time to Shine”

“This is the Time to Shine”

Biopharma supply chain leaders have the attention of the CEO and Board – now what? Read more

The Sustainability Agenda: More Important—and More Valued—Than Ever

The Sustainability Agenda: More Important—and More Valued—Than Ever

In a time of pandemic and unrest, ESG is more important than ever. Egon Zehnder’s Akiba Smith-Francis interviewed several top ESG executives to find… Read more

COVID-19 Reveals Lack of Flexibility, Leadership in Supply Chains

COVID-19 Reveals Lack of Flexibility, Leadership in Supply Chains

Egon Zehnder's Tom Reynolds connected with FreightWaves to discuss issues that supply chain officers contend with during these challenging times. Read more

Pharma’s High-Stakes Leadership in Times of COVID-19

Pharma’s High-Stakes Leadership in Times of COVID-19

The pharma and healthcare sector faces a serious threat of operational challenges due to COVID-19. Operations leaders gather to discuss how to move forward. Read more

Chain Reaction 2020: Leadership Perspectives from the World's Top Supply Chain Executives

Chain Reaction 2020: Leadership Perspectives from the World's Top Supply Chain Executives

We surveyed 235 Chief Supply Chain Officers across 23 countries to see what it takes to succeed. Read more

Egon Zehnder Survey Reveals Supply Chain Leaders Have Entered Most Challenging Era of Leadership and Operations

Egon Zehnder Survey Reveals Supply Chain Leaders Have Entered Most Challenging Era of Leadership and Operations

Chief Supply Chain Officers (CSCOs) are facing the most disruptive supply chain environment ever, requiring new leadership approaches to evolve a new way of… Read more

COVID-19: Supply Chain Lessons from Asia

COVID-19: Supply Chain Lessons from Asia

Egon Zehnder interviewed a dozen supply chain leaders and executives in Asia in recent days to see what they’ve learned about managing the crisis. Read more

Fluid Boundaries, New Challenges

Fluid Boundaries, New Challenges

Legacy organizations must respond – or risk their survival. While each organization will transform itself in a different way, each transformation is certain to… Read more

Delivering the Connected Car

Delivering the Connected Car

Automotive OEMs must work in fundamentally new and different ways to deliver the Connected Car that consumers so clearly desire. The shift begins with… Read more

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