Hosts: Rodney Apple and Chris Gaffney
In This Episode:
Our latest podcast features Ken Edwards, an expert in supply chain management with decades of valuable supply chain leadership experience. Ken helps us to understand the secrets to success behind successful multinationals like Frito Lay and Starbucks and some different lessons from smaller companies like Les Schwab.
Ken shares his invaluable insights on leadership, employee engagement, and navigating the complex challenges of supply chain disruptions, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. He discusses the importance of approachable leadership, continuous improvement, and the strategies he employed to cultivate strong brands and successful organizations. This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in the nuances of supply chain management and leadership excellence.
Who is Ken Edwards?
Ken Edwards is the Vice President of Supply Chain for Les Schwab Tire Centers headquartered in Bend, Oregon. He received his Bachelors of Science in Accounting from Portland State University and Masters in Business Administration from Washington State University. Ken’s supply chain career spans over 30 years with marquee brands including Frito-Lay, Starbucks Coffee, and Capgemini Consulting. Currently, he leads a team responsible for Distribution, Logistics, and Manufacturing supporting over 500 retail locations in 10 western states.