Meet a Member

May 2018 

Jorie Ramsaur


Education: Georgia Institute of Technology:  Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering; Georgia State University:  Masters of Business Administration

 

Committees: Southern California CSCMP Roundtable, currently serve as President



When and why did you join CSCMP?

I joined CSCMP several years ago.  I wanted exposure into the local supply chain industry, to learn more about industry trends, and connect with other supply chain leaders to expand my network.

What advice do you have for new CSCMP members on how they can maximize their membership value?

There is so much that CSCMP offers, so it’s important to really look at all those different facets and consider how each one could impact your path.  I’m a big believer that you will get out what you put into something, which is why I focused on getting involved with the local roundtable board.  I’ve created both personal and professional relationships that are invaluable.

How did you get into supply chain management?

I began working for UPS as a college intern and accepted a full-time position with them once I graduated.  My degree is in industrial engineering with a focus on logistics, so I have been interested in supply chain from the start.

Describe your job in a tweet (i.e. 140 characters or less)

Director of Global Accounts for Intelligent Audit, a global freight audit and data analytics software company.

What are your top three job responsibilities?

  1. Identifying and closing new opportunities for freight audit services
  2. Working with customers to ensure they are getting the value and service they expect 
  3. Consulting on new opportunities to identify efficiencies and savings 

What is the biggest challenge you face on the job, and how are you managing it?

I have global clients who use a myriad of trading partners across the world.  This adds complexity around technology, processes, and availability across time zones.  I have a wonderful team to support me and I work closely with my clients to ensure we all understand expectations and their processes which allows us to work on their behalf.

What technology, trends or disruptive forces do you see having the biggest impact on supply chains?

The Internet of Things will continue to drive transparency into supply chain planning and execution.  Being able to remotely monitor loads across the globe allows supply chain professionals to not only react in real time to adjust where product is going, but also gives insights that we can use in future decision making.

If you were to start a company from scratch, what values would you build it on?

Communication across the whole team with an open-door policy.  I have worked at both very large and smaller companies.  My best experiences have always been with companies who empowered their team to share ideas and concerns openly to generate effective solutions.

What are you proudest of?

Being open to new challenges even when they don’t seem to be the logical next step.  Over my career I have been presented with several opportunities that I would have never anticipated coming my way.  I have always been open to evaluating change and new experiences that I can learn from.   While my career has gone a different path than I first anticipated, I’ve evolved and expanded my capabilities.  Every new opportunity has built on to my tool set and developed me into the supply chain professional that I am today.     

If you could interview anyone, who would it be and why?

I would like to interview my daughter when she is 40 years old (she is currently 4 years old).  I would love to see what she will have become and understand what opportunities she has had as a professional due to changing technology and workplace dynamics.  I find it fascinating to think of how different it could be for the next few generations and how the challenges that we face daily could evolve and change.

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