Podcast: Pursuing a Career in Supply Chain Risk and Resilience – with Founder of The Supply Chain Risk Management Consortium

By Published On: August 9, 2022

Hosts: Chris Gaffney and Mike Ogle

In This Episode:

We speak with Greg Schlegel, the Founder of the Supply Chain Risk Management Consortium. Greg shares his supply chain career story, starting with a blend of computer science and operations research education at Penn State that eventually led to executive positions at several large industrial companies. Greg spoke with us about what it takes to pursue a career in supply chain risk and resilience. He strongly emphasizes a variety of ways to pursue lifelong learning, particularly to keep stretching your end-to-end knowledge of how supply chain systems work. He shares how leading companies around the world perform risk assessments and tips about how to involve Tier I suppliers and influence them to involve their Tier I suppliers. He closes with advice about how mentoring worked well for him due to his mentors emphasis on customer and client service.

Who is Greg Schlegel?

Greg Schlegel is the Founder of The Supply Chain Risk Management Consortium, composed of 30 companies and 1,700 supply chain risk pros who bring skills, solutions, and methodologies that help to Identify, Assess, Mitigate and Manage Supply Chain Risk. He has been a supply chain executive for several Fortune 100 companies and a consultant for IBM. He has taught Supply Chain Risk Management for 10 years at Lehigh University and is an Adjunct Professor teaching Enterprise Risk Management for Villanova University’s EMBA program. Greg has also served as APICS’ President. He and Dr. Robert J. Trent of Lehigh University co-authored the book, “Supply Chain Risk Management: An Emerging Discipline.”