Hosts: Chris Gaffney and Rodney Apple
In This Episode:
We speak with Brett Frankenberg, most recently Senior Vice President of Product Supply Planning and Bottle Sales for The Coca-Cola Bottling Company. Brett shares how he got started in supply chain through his curiosity about how things work in the physical operation side, but eventually was given an opportunity to get involved in higher-level enterprise systems. He emphasizes the value of curiosity, being truly engaged, and understanding your impact on others. He advises people to get involved in new projects that stretch their skills and perspectives, noting that it often turns into a career springboard. Brett also shares his thoughts on mentorship and leadership, noting that there are many types of successful leaders that you may work for. He notes that as you lead people through change, you have to put more consideration into how that change is absorbed by everyone in the system.
Who is Brett Frankenberg?
Brett is the Senior Vice President of Product Supply Planning & Bottler Sales for Coca-Cola Consolidated Incorporated (CCCI). CCCI is the largest Coke Bottler in the United States and distributes Coca-Cola products throughout the Southeast, Mid Atlantic and parts of the Midwest.
Brett and his teams are responsible for Network Design and Optimization, Demand Planning, Supply Planning, Transportation, Inventory Policies, and detailed Production Scheduling of CCCI’s 11 Manufacturing Centers and deployment of inventory to CCCI’s 80+ distribution facilities.
In a career spanning over 25 years with Consolidated, he has worked in Operations, Warehousing, Training, Logistics & Transportation, and Supply Chain Planning. Brett earned a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Penn State University and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.