Hosts: Rodney Apple and Chris Gaffney
In This Episode:
Join us for an engaging conversation with Chris Brown, the Senior VP of Supply Chain & Operations at Rise Baking Company. With an impressive portfolio overseeing 16 manufacturing centers and over 40 distribution facilities, Chris takes us on a captivating journey through his 25+ years in the industry. Discover how his career aspirations evolved from the prospect of becoming a journeyman electrician to finding his true passion in warehousing and the art of bringing order to chaos. Get ready to absorb his invaluable wisdom on navigating rapid and intricate transformations, mastering the art of decision-making at critical junctures, and fearlessly tackling the toughest challenges head-on. Chris shares invaluable advice on cultivating a teachable mindset, considering the legacy we leave behind during periods of transition, and the importance of continual learning and agility.
Who is Chris Brown?
Chris Brown is the Senior Vice President of Supply Chain & Operations for Rise Baking Company. Rise Baking Co. specializes in the production of premium bakery products for in-store bakery, food service and convenience channels in North America. Chris and his teams are responsible for Network Design and Optimization, Demand Planning, Supply Planning, Transportation, Engineering, Food Quality & Safety, Inventory Policies, and detailed Production Scheduling of Rise’s 16 Manufacturing Centers and deployment of inventory to 40+ distribution facilities. In a career spanning over 25 years in Supply Chain he has worked in 3PL, Manufacturing & Supply Chain Operations, Warehousing , IT & Transportation. Chris earned a B.S. in Business Management from Limestone University in Gaffney, South Carolina.