Dr. Charles A. Watts, DBA, CSCM, Jonah
ISCEA - Executive Director of Education & Certification Programs
Dr. Watts is a Professor in the Department of Management, Marketing, and Logistics at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He received his BSBA and MBA from Bowling Green State University and his DBA from Indiana University. Dr. Watts has published research in many publications. He conducts research and consults in the areas of supplier development, purchasing and materials management, supply chain management, warehouse location and rationalization, scheduling in service and manufacturing organizations and the TOC thinking process.
Dr. Kenneth Paetsch, DBA, CSCM
ISCEA – Director of CSCM™(Certified Supply Chain Manager) & CSCA™ programs
Dr. Paetsch has many years of experience in both the academic and practitioner areas. In the academic area, Dr. Paetsch has been on the faculty of Cleveland State University (CSU) and the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS). He has a BS in Physics from CSU, a MBA from Baldwin-Wallace College, and a DBA from CSU. Dr. Paetsch currently teaches courses in Operations Management for UIS, and has taught courses in Quality Management, Project Management, Lean Management, technology and Innovation, and Business Statistics. Regarding the practitioner area, Dr. Paetsch has extensive experience with the Department of Defense, defense Logistics Agency, Cleveland field office. Dr. Paetsch held several progressively more responsible positions with ranging from performing inspection and operational audits for complex nuclear reactor components, to quality Assurance duties in wide range of products.
Mr. Mike Loughrin, CFPIM, CSCP, CSCM
ISCEA – Director of Lean Six Sigma Programs
Mr. Loughrin is the President of Transformance Advisors, a firm focused on advising executives in the design and execution of supply chain transformations. Mr. Loughrin is a Supply Chain Management professional with exceptional lean supply chain experience in both Industry and Consulting Services. He has helped numerous companies in the transformation to world class levels of performance through a balanced approach to defining strategy, improving processes, and leveraging the appropriate technology. Mike will help you craft a road-map for success, keep the focus on ROI, and deliver results by leveraging skills in Leadership, Knowledge Transfer, Project Management, and the application of Best Practices
Mr. Chad Smith
ISCEA – Director of the Certified Demand Driven Planning (CDDP) Program
Chad Smith is co-founder and Partner at the Demand Driven Institute (DDI). Chad recently co-authored the ground-breaking third edition of Orlicky’s Material Requirements Planning (McGraw-Hill, 2011). Additionally, he is co-founder and Managing Partner of Constraints Management Group (CMG), a services and technology company specializing in pull-based manufacturing, materials, and project management systems for mid-range and large manufacturers. Chad and his partners at CMG have been at the forefront of developing and articulating the methods and technology behind Demand Driven MRP (DDMRP). Chad is also an internationally recognized expert in the Theory of Constraints (TOC) learning and working under the direct tutelage of the late Dr. Eli Goldratt.Chad has worked with organizations of all sizes in a wide array of industries around the globe including Unilever, Intel, Boeing, Siemens, Roseburg Forest Products, Ditch Witch and LeTourneau Technologies.
Mr. Harold G. Clampitt
ISCEA – Director of RFID Programs
Mr. Clampitt is the CEO and Founder of American RFID Solutions, LLC. Prior to founding American RFID Solutions LLC, Mr. Clampitt held technology leadership roles in SAFCO Technologies and the Bell system of companies, including Bell Cellular. His success can be attributed to a combination of technical knowledge and international business skills. Harold understands emerging technology and the global market place. Optimizing return on investment in emerging technologies where product half lives range from 6 to 36 months are hallmarks of Mr. Clampitt’s career. To complement his EE degree and licensed professional engineer designation, Mr. Clampitt earned a Masters of Business Administration with a specialty in Finance from the University of Chicago. Mr. Clampitt is a founding member of the RFID+ Cornerstone Committee and the International Supply Chain Education Alliance RFID program.
Mr. Aftab A. Khan, CSCM, CPIM, CSCP, CIRM
ISCEA – Director of On-line Programs
Mr. Aftab Khan has served large multinational corporations in various sectors, such as Engineering, Consumer Goods and Personal Products, Foods and Beverage and recently Pharmaceuticals. He has worked in many areas of Supply Chain Management including Manufacturing, Quality Systems, Procurement, Logistics and Planning. Aftab is an engineer by training and holds globally recognized certifications in supply chain management, as well as an MBA in marketing. His accomplishments include Quality-for-Customer initiative, optimization of Distribution Network, optimization of Manufacturing Facilities, reduction in Purchasing Spend by up to 30% while improving Quality and Service. He achieved these landmark successes through team work and people development. As the Director of On-line Programs, Aftab is responsible for providing technology solutions for development and delivery of educational programs.
Mr. Mike Sheahan, CFPIM, CIRM, CLM, CSCM
IISB – President, IISB (ISCEA International Standards Board)
Mr. Sheahan is an expert in helping organizations craft educational programs to support their business objectives and implement lean supply chains. He has helped companies such as ABB, Caterpillar, ConAgra, Perkins-Elmer, Hayes Wheels, and Henry Pratt Valves with supply chain assessments, technology implementations, project management, educational programs, and management of supply chain improvement initiatives. Mike is a Vice President with Transformance Advisors, Past International President of APICS( The Association for Operations Management), and frequently delivers informative and energizing presentations at major conferences and events.
Dr. Erick C. Jones, Ph.D
IISB – Chair, IISB Technology Committee
Dr. Jones is a faculty member in University of Texas in Arlington (UTA)'s engineering department, a member of the Dash7 Alliance's education committee and a member of AIM Global. He is also the co-author of RFID in Logistics: A Practical Introduction and many other publications. Dr. Jones holds a Ph.D., from University of Houston, M.S., from University of Houston, B.S., from Texas A&M University. Dr. Jones has worked for United Parcel Service (UPS), Academy Sports and Outdoors, Tompkins Associates, and Arthur Anderson, LLP.
Dr. Gerald (Jerry) Ledlow, Ph.D., MHA, FACHE
IISB – Chair, Health Care Committee
Dr. Ledlow is a board certified healthcare executive and an Associate Professor at Georgia Southern University in health policy and management. He earned his BA degree from the Virginia Military Institute in Economics, his MHA from Baylor University with emphasis in operations research, and his Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from the University of Oklahoma. He has over 25 years of healthcare leadership, management and academic experience, half as a practitioner and half as an academic-scholar, holding leadership positions in supply chain, facilities, managed care and academic positions as doctoral program director at two research universities. Dr. Ledlow has military and corporate experience in healthcare supply chain systems, management and operations. He has authored or been contributing editor for six book volumes in supply chain, leadership and emergency preparedness, has authored numerous articles and papers and has presented in internationally and nationally for over a decade.
Mr. David Jacoby
Chief Judge, The Ptak Prize for Supply Chain Excellence
Mr. Jacoby is the President of Boston Strategies International, a firm that provides global strategy consulting, cost and price intelligence, and market data to help manufacturers achieve competitive advantage through supply chain management. Previously, he was based in Brazil, Hong Kong and France, where he consulted on strategic sourcing, purchasing and outsourcing, shipping and logistics, acquisitions, strategic alliances, capital investments, equipment, and infrastructure. He wrote The Economist Guide to Supply Chain Management, which was published by The Economist and Bloomberg Press, and has contributed 250 articles and webcasts to publications such as Oil and Gas Journal, Supply Chain Management Review, Energy Tribune, and Supply Chain Quarterly. He is a frequent speaker on the economics of oil, gas, and related supply chains at conferences worldwide, and in the course of his career he has taught Operations Management at Boston University's graduate school of business, served as a contributing editor at the Economist Intelligence Unit, and been an economist at the World Bank. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School, a Masters in International Business from the Lauder Institute and a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania