Meet a Member

May 2020 

Leif Revere

Education: Mississippi State University, Bachelors of Business Management

Company/Title: Genesco\ Director, Distribution Systems

When and why did you join CSCMP?
Joined May, 2019. I joined to attend and present at the EDGE conference in Anaheim.

What advice do you have for new CSCMP members on how they can maximize their membership value?
Attend the EDGE conference.

How did you get into supply chain management/logistics?
I started in Logistics in 1994 in distribution operations. I moved into logistics engineering and then into project management. I then spent 10 years in supply chain consulting and have landed in a leadership role in supply chain over the last 3 years.

Describe your job in a tweet (i.e. 140 characters)
Supporting all systems in 4 distribution centers for a > billion dollar retail business. Drive strategic initiatives to reduce cost and make supply chain more efficient.

What are your top three job responsibilities?

  1. Supporting systems in 4 distro centers
  2. Drive strategic changes
  3. Manage team and vendor partners

What is the biggest challenge you face on the job, and how are you managing it?
Getting executive buy-in to support supply chain initiatives. I am trying to become a good change agent.

What technologies, trends, or disruptive forces do you see having the biggest impact on supply chains?
For me, it is consolidating legacy systems in supply chains so you can support new technologies - robotics, AI, blockchain, etc.

If you were to start a company from scratch, what values would you build it on?
Delivery an honest product at a fair price

What are you proudest of?
My ability to pick up technology and deliver to customers efficiently

If you could interview anyone, who would it be and why?
A round table with Howard Stern, Charles Barkley, and Leonardo Da Vinci. Honest, innovative, and pioneers.

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