Meet a Member

August 2020 

Dave Dragon

Education: DePaul University , MBA

Company/Title: Dragon Management Consulting/President

When and why did you join CSCMP?
I am a supply chain professional.

What advice do you have for new CSCMP members on how they can maximize their membership value? What membership benefit do you find most valuable?
Get involved with your local chapter.

How did you get into supply chain management/logistics?
I started in accounting, then as a materials/operations manager.

Describe your job in a tweet (i.e. 140 characters)
I am an operations and technology consultant.

What are your top three job responsibilities?

  1. Client Management
  2. Process and Transformation Solutions
  3. Organizational Change Management

What is the biggest challenge you face on the job, and how are you managing it?
Optimization and transformation projects require people to change their works processes and their interactions with digital technology solutions. Changing behaviors is always the most challenging part of an optimization or transformation project.

What technologies, trends, or disruptive forces do you see having the biggest impact on supply chains?
Industry 4.0 including Artificial Intelligences, IoT & IIoT, Robotic Process Automation/Intelligent Automation, Advanced Analytics and cloud platforms.

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

What are you proudest of?
Raising a strong and confident daughter.

If you could interview anyone, who would it be and why?
My maternal grandfather. I would like to know what it was like to leave your country and family behind and come to America as a 17 year old.

Write your own question and answer! What have we not asked that would be interesting for other CSCMP members to learn about you?
What was your best job in supply chain?

I loved being a materials manager. I implemented an early version of Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) way before it was called S&OP. We brought tremendous value to our company through integrated planning.

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