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11 Supply Chain Experts To Follow on LinkedIn

by Jaidyn Farar

A few weeks ago, we published an article with five strategies for keeping up on shipping and logistics trends. Some of our favorite advice? Following industry experts on social media. 

LinkedIn is one of the best ways to stay up-to-date on the world of shipping and logistics, but it can be hard to know where to start. To help, we’ve compiled a list of 11 supply chain leaders you should definitely be following. 

And without further ado  … 

1. Lora Cecere

Lora Cecere, founder of Supply Chain Insights, has over 35 years of experience in the supply chain industry. In addition to holding leadership roles at major companies like Procter & Gamble, Kraft/General Foods, Clorox, and Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, Cecere has worked as an industry analyst at Gartner Group, AMR Research, and Altimeter Group. 

Cecere currently heads her own research firm, where she focuses on emerging technologies, including digital consumer trends, supply chain sensing, and predictive analytics. If you're interested in staying abreast of cutting-edge developments in the supply chain industry, give her a follow.

Books: Bricks Matter, Supply Chain Metrics that Matter

Talks about: #supplychain, #supplychains, #customercentric, #supplychainexcellence, #supplychainmanagement

2. Omid Ghamami

Omid Ghamami is a globally recognized procurement and negotiations expert, author, professor, Fortune 50 executive, and consultant. With a string of recent accolades, including being named a Top 10 Procurement Influencer and Top 10 Supply Chain Influencer in 2023, Ghamami has consistently been recognized for his impactful contributions to the field. 

Ghamami is currently the CEO of the PSCM Institute, which developed the CPSCM certification and has offered expert advice to prestigious entities like Fortune Magazine and Harvard.

3. Ivanka Janssen

Ivanka Janssen is a chief supply chain and sustainability officer with over 25 years of international management expertise across operations, manufacturing, supply chain, sustainability, and procurement. 

Janssen excels in designing and executing comprehensive global strategies. She pioneers the integration of digital technologies like AI and ML to optimize planning, inventory management, and distribution processes. 

Talks about: #chatgpt4, #supplychain, #sustainability, #technologysolutions, #diversityequityinclusion

4. Dr. Chris Caplice

As a senior research scientist at MIT and chief scientist at DAT Solutions, Dr. Chris Caplice specializes in transportation planning and modeling, procurement and bidding, and online education in supply chain management. 

Talks about: #trucking, #education, #procurement, #supplychain, #transportation

(Listen to Dr. Caplice's Unboxing Logistics Podcast episode, Logistics Trends and Tips for 2024).

5. Sheri Hinish

Sheri Hinish, self-proclaimed "Supply Chain Queen," is a principal and global consulting sustainability technology and ecosystems leader at EY. She’s passionate about sustainable supply chains, circularity, and emerging sustainability tech use cases. 

Recognized as a top influencer in sustainability and a 2021 #1 Supply Chain Leader, Hinish brings a wealth of insights and a unique perspective to the fields of sustainability, digital supply chain, purpose-driven leadership, and diversity. 

Podcast: Supply Chain Revolution 

Talks about: #diversity, #innovation, #supplychain, #sustainability, #circulareconomy

6. Martijn Graat

Martijn Graat, the founder of LogisticsMatter and host of the Does Logistics Matter? podcast, is a notable figure in the supply chain and logistics domain. Graat extends his expertise through FreshMatter, where he helps organizations inside and outside the supply chain with content strategy development, social media management, and content production. He also offers training and inspiration to employees on blogging and social media usage. 

Blog: LogisticsMatter

Podcast: Does Logistics Matter?

Talks about: #podcast, #logistics, #innovation, #supplychain

7. Sabine Mueller

During her two decades of industry experience, Sabine Mueller has developed a dedication to fostering innovation and long-term success. As the CEO of DHL Consulting, she leads a global team of 140 consultants whose mission is to guide supply chain executives through the challenges of digital transformation, new technologies, data, AI, and sustainable trade. 

Beyond logistics, Mueller is a fervent advocate for female empowerment and diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

Blog: Sabinext

Talks about: #diversity, #logistics, #innovation, #futureofwork, #sustainability

8. Cathy Morrow Roberson

Cathy Morrow Roberson, the founder of Logistics Trends & Insights LLC, is driven by a deep passion for all things supply chain. She established her company to offer comprehensive research and analysis services, covering areas such as competitive analysis, new product development, mergers & acquisitions, IPOs, strategic guidance, and more. 

Roberson's insights, showcased in reports, consulting projects, and published articles, provide valuable perspectives on the evolving landscape of logistics.

9. Daniel Stanton

Daniel Stanton, the founder and CEO of Mr. Supply Chain, is on a global mission to educate, inspire, and empower millions in the principles and practices of supply chain and project management. 

With over 25 years of experience, Stanton is a LinkedIn Learning and Udemy premium instructor, a Techstars startup founder, and a supply chain futurist for IBM. His passion lies in creating value, solving problems, and making a positive impact worldwide. 

Stanton is a Top Supply Chain Management Voice on LinkedIn. 

Book: Supply Chain Management for Dummies

Talks about: #careers, #business, #technology, #supplychain, #projectmanagement

10. Jim Tompkins

Jim Tompkins, an international authority on supply chain design, has founded 15 businesses generating over $2 billion in revenue. During the course of his 50-year career, he built Tompkins International into a global consulting firm, going on to establish Tompkins Ventures in 2020 and Tompkins Leadership in 2022. Follow Tompkins for insights into entrepreneurship, leadership, and organizational excellence.

Book: Insightful Leadership: Surfing the Waves to Organizational Excellence

Talks about: #logistics, #disruption, #technology, #supplychain, #thoughtleadership

11. Craig Fuller

Craig Fuller is the CEO founder of FreightWaves, the only freight-focused organization offering a complete view of the freight and logistics market through news, content, data, insights, and risk management tools. A trucking industry veteran, Fuller previously founded and managed the Xpress Direct division of US Xpress Enterprises. 

Website: FreightWaves

Fill your LinkedIn feed with insights from the experts

Well, there’s our list! Each of the people featured in this article has thousands of LinkedIn followers and a track record of publishing valuable content. They’re authors, bloggers, podcasters, researchers, and top industry leaders. With something as simple as a click, you can add their expertise to your feed. What are you waiting for?