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Kuntal Battacharrya

Director of Procurement

Mike Wood currently serves as the Director of Procurement at Sony DADC. In his current role, Mike is responsible for global and domestic sourcing necessary to support Sony's optical media production in the Western Hemisphere. This includes capital equipment, MRO, supplies, raw material, print and packaging and local services.

Kuntal Battacharrya

Supply Chain, Fleet & Facilities
Vectren Corporation

T. Scott Johnson currently serves as the Director of Supply Chain for Vectren Corporation. Scott's team manages an approximate $350M annual spend, a little over 2,000 suppliers, and $30M in inventory spread across 40+ warehouse locations in Indiana and Ohio. Scott has 25 years of Supply Chain experience starting as a Buyer for the United States Air Force supporting the B-2 Stealth Bomber Program. Most of his experience has been in manufacturing buying direct materials. Scott also did a three-year stint in Global Sourcing developing supply bases in Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, South America, Mexico, and Canada.

Kuntal Battacharrya

Manager ,Sourcing
Delta Faucet, Inc.

In his current role as Sourcing Manager at Delta Faucet, Jeff manages a department of 7 Sourcing Professionals responsible for a global $240M+ spend supporting Delta faucet and bathing categories. Jeff has held positions in Industrial Engineering, Production Control, New Product Development and Commodity Purchasing.

Kuntal Battacharrya

Senior Manager,
Business Control
Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg.

Scott Redelman is Senior Manager of Business Control at Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing in Columbus, Indiana (world's #1 lift truck manufacturer). Scott has had progressive supply chain responsibility over 18 years – all with Toyota. His accomplishments include inventory reduction, parts conveyance improvements, and overall lead-time reduction. He has a strong passion for talent management and development of future leaders within the Toyota organization. Scott is an Indiana native, and serves on the Executive Board of the Columbus Indiana Chamber of Commerce as well as the CONEXUS Indiana council for improving Indiana logistics. He lives in Columbus with his wife Sheri and their three sons.

Kuntal Battacharrya

Vice President
Global Sourcing
Masterbrand Cabinets

Kevin Mair has over 20 years of operations and supply chain experience. In his current role as Vice President of Sourcing, Kevin oversees domestic and global purchasing for Masterbrand Cabinets with approximately $1B in annual spend. He has varied experiences in engineering, manufacturing, distribution, purchasing, sourcing and transportation and has worked for both private and Fortune 500 companies. Kevin earned his industrial engineering degree from Purdue University and his MBA from Ball State University.

Kuntal Battacharrya

Purchasing Manager,
North American Lighting (NAL)

Nathan Stratman is the Purchasing Manager, Electronics for North American Lighting (NAL), a $1B automotive lighting company headquartered in Paris, IL. He is responsible for global procurement activities for NAL's facilities in the United States with annual expenditures exceeding $400M. Buyer team commodities include PCBA's, LED's, Bulb, Wire harnesses, Die Casts, Stampings, Fasteners, and Rubber. Nathan also manages Supply Chain Specialists that control all material flow to NAL plants. He graduated from Indiana State University in 2001.

Kuntal Battacharrya

Program Leader, SCMP
GE Aviation

Reetu Bhargava currently serves as a Program Leader for GE Aviation's Supply Chain Management Program (SCMP). This program helps develop leaders through challenging cross-functional assignments, world-class training and hands-on experience. Program members support the business by fulfilling requests from manufacturing, maintaining strong supplier relationships, balancing capacity, optimizing inventory and meeting demand. Reetu has served GE for the past eight years in various capacities, having started her career as a Sourcing Specialist focusing on a variety of commodities in their Supply Chain organization.

Kuntal Battacharrya

General Manager
Corporate Production Control
North American Lighting

Brian Gosnell currently serves as General Manager of Corporate Production Control at North American Lighting, wherein he oversees day-to-day operations that include Customer Service, Packaging Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Bill of Material Engineering, and Production Planning. Brian is also responsible for monitoring the NAL production facilities' machine capacity, headcount levels, and on-hand inventory. In addition, he is a member of the team that builds the NAL 5 year business plan, with focus in the areas of capacity, headcount, and space utilization. A proud Sycamore - Brian earned his MBA from Indiana State University in 2007!

Kuntal Battacharrya

Executive Director, Materials & Operations Planning
Clabber Girl

Jamey Kirsch is the executive director of material and operations planning at Clabber Girl Corporation, the Indiana based manufacturer of America’s leading retail baking powder. Kirsch has been involved in customer service, production management, information systems, facility and operations planning for over 23 years. In his current role, Kirsch is responsible for purchasing, customer service, the distribution center and logistics. An Indiana native, Kirsch graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision from the School of Technology. He lives in Terre Haute with his wife, Jennifer, and their children Abigail and Ethan.

Kuntal Battacharrya

Distributor Terminal, Inc.

Andy Hendricks currently serves as President of Distributor Terminal, Inc. Andy also serves as an executive committee member for Terre Haute Economic Development Corporation. A member of Conexus Indiana Logistics Council, Andy is deeply involved in the resurrection of Indiana as a logistics hub. The clients for his 3PL firm include Sony DADC and Eli Lilly, among others.

Kuntal Battacharrya

Purchasing Manager
Crown Equipments

Ted Mescher has over 15 years of experience in Procurement and Supply Chain Management.  His areas of focus and expertise include strategic and tactical purchasing, supplier relationships and quality management, and inventory velocity.  Ted is currently the Purchasing Manager at Crown Equipment Corporation, a global manufacturer of Material Handling Equipment. He has extensive experience in international and low cost sourcing. Ted attended Wright State University and is currently a member of the Institute for Supply Management.  He has received a Certificate from Michigan State for the Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Executive Seminar.  In his spare time, Ted is a volunteer coach for his sons’ baseball and basketball teams and enjoys spending time with his family.

Kuntal Battacharrya

Supply Chain Consultant
Bristol-Myers Squibb

Shafaat Dalal has over 38 years of extensive experience in the pharmaceutical environment, with a specialization in the manufacture of all forms of pharmaceutical formulations. Shafaat hosts a rich track record with considerable experience in multiple areas of operations – MPS, MRP, product flow improvement, validation and evaluation programs, resource utilization, and regulatory compliances, among others. After a long and successful stint with Pfizer, Mr. Dalal currently lends his time and expertise as a supply chain consultant with Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Kuntal Battacharrya

PhD, SAP Certified Professional
Professor & Chair
Marketing and Operations
Scott College of Business

Dr. Paul Schikora is Professor and Chair of the Marketing & Operations department at Indiana State University's Scott College of Business. Dr. Schikora is a SAP Certified Professional and teaches in the areas of global operations and enterprise resource planning. Prior to joining academia, Dr. Schikora made his career in the US Air Force and served at various ….. His research has been published in …

Kuntal Battacharrya

Assistant Professor
Marketing and Operations
Scott College of Business

Dr. Kuntal Bhattacharyya serves as the Director for the Center for Supply Management Research (CSMR). He also serves as faculty advisor to the APICS ISU Student Chapter. Dr. Bhattacharyya comes to academia with more than five years of experience in global sourcing and operations planning. He teaches in the areas of global sourcing, service operations, and global supply chain management. Dr. Bhattacharyya's research has been published in esteemed outlets that include Journal of Supply Chain Management, Strategic Outsourcing: An International Journal, and the Journal of Service Science Research, among others.

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    APICS Trip: Clabber Girl Distribution Center

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    Celadon Logistics Case Competition

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    APICS Trip: Clabber Girl Manufacturing

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    CSMR Advisory Board Meeting - 2015

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    Crown Purchasing Unit meeting