About SCM Talent Group

SCM Talent Group was founded in Atlanta, GA in 2004, by Rodney Apple. Since then It has stationed its headquarters in Asheville, NC and grown a nationwide team of consultants and recruiters serving as a leading supply chain talent solutions firm.

Your Supply Chain Talent Solutions Partner

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Supply Chain
Executive Search

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Supply Chain
Professional Search

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Supply Chain
Interim Executive Search

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Supply Chain Job Board

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Our Core Belief System

Continuously Improving and Innovating

We never rest on our laurels and put a tremendous focus on improving all aspects of our business, in the spirit of pioneering new ways to deliver value for our clients and supply chain practitioners.

Exemplifying Tenacity and Resourcefulness

Our work ethic combined with our exhaustive and strategic approach to solving our clients’ supply chain talent needs is what sets us apart from our competitors.

Valuing Honesty and Integrity

We believe that this supersedes all other values and is at the core of everything we do. If we can’t be trusted, we have nothing.

Caring For People and Giving Back

The backbone of our company is going above and beyond to help people succeed, both our employees, and the holistic supply chain community.

Meet The SCM Talent Group Team:

SCM Talent Group is a team of supply chain advisors, executive recruiters, marketing professionals, and project coordinators. Together, we create one of the most dynamic executive search firms able to tailor talent solutions to our clients’ specific needs.

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Rodney Apple

Founder & Managing Partner

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Jordan West

Head of SCM Partnerships

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Emily Unger

Executive Supply Chain Recruiter & Training Manager

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Brian Kennedy

Marketing Manager

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Dallas Lovett

Senior Supply Chain Talent Consultant

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Joshua Stack

Strategic Content & Marketing Manager

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Carlie Gonsalvez

Project and Administrative Coordinator

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David Miller

Executive Supply Chain Recruiter

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Jessica Crawford

Executive Supply Chain Recruiter

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Breanna Brothers

Executive Supply Chain Recruiter

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Chris Gaffney

Supply Chain Talent Advisor & Podcast Host

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Mike Ogle

Supply Chain Talent Advisor & Podcast Host

Learn About SCM Talent Group:

Our Founder, Rodney Apple, began working in supply chain recruiting in 1998 – long before supply chain became popular in the business world (listen to his start-up story via the Supply Chain Now Podcast).

In 2001, Rodney received a call from The Home Depot, a Fortune 15 corporation at the time, concerning a project to lead recruitment for the build-out of the company’s first supply chain department. Rodney landed the role and soon after recruited their ground floor supply chain organization consisting of a VP of Supply Chain, Director of Replenishment, and 11 Sr Supply Chain Managers. He went on to lead all professional and executive supply chain recruitment for the company through 2004.

Home Depot is where Rodney fell in love with supply chain management. He recognized early on that supply chain was going to be “a big deal” for many years to come, and in 2004, Rodney formed SCM Talent Group with the goal of helping companies build and transform their supply chain organizations.

Rodney’s first client was The Coca-Cola Company, where he spent 6+ years leading all professional and executive supply chain recruiting for 20+ factories, strategic sourcing & procurement, inventory planning, S&OP, logistics, continuous improvement, quality and related functions.

Building upon successes at Home Depot and Coca-Cola, and subsequent supply chain recruiting projects with Kimberly-Clark, Cummins, and PWC, Rodney decided to expand the company’s service offerings in 2012 beyond exclusive retained client engagements.

From 2014-2021 Rodney proudly served as the Supply Chain Career Coach for the Association of Supply Chain Management Professionals (ASCM, formerly APICS) and led the Professional Development department as a writer for ASCM’s magazine, SCM Now.

Rodney also authors The Supply Chain Talent Blog and has been featured in many of the leading supply chain trade journals over the years sharing his expertise in supply chain recruiting and career development. In 2023, Rodney will be publishing his first book titled “Supply Chain Careers – the Guidebook for Launching and Accelerating your Career in Supply Chain Management”.

SCM Talent Group currently offers a broad range of supply chain talent solutions that include Retained Executive Search, Contract Staffing, Interim Executives, Professional Search, and a Supply Chain Job Board.

The firm is headquartered in downtown Asheville, NC and our supply chain recruiters support clients across most major industries throughout the United States.

Our Locations

SCM Talent Group is headquartered in Asheville, NC with recruiters stationed across the United States, ready and able serve our clients from coast to coast.

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