Professor Thomas J. Goldsby is the James A. Haslam, II Chair of Logistics at the Haslam College of Business, University of Tennessee-Knoxville. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Evansville, M.B.A. from the University of Kentucky, and Ph.D. in Marketing and Logistics from Michigan State University.
Goldsby is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Business Logistics and former Co-Editor-in-Chief of Transportation Journal. He serves as the Faculty Director for the Global Supply Chain Institute at the Haslam College. His research interests include logistics strategy, supply chain integration, and the theory and practice of lean and agile supply chain strategies. He has published more than 90 articles in academic and professional journals and serves as a frequent speaker at academic conferences, executive education seminars, and professional meetings. Professor Goldsby is co-/author of five books: Logistics Management: Enhancing Competitiveness and Customer Value (2015), The Definitive Guide to Transportation (2014), Global Macrotrends and Their Impact on Supply Chain Management (2013), Lean Six Sigma Logistics: Strategic Development to Operational Success (2005), and The Design and Management of Sustainable Supply Chains (forthcoming). Goldsby is a recipient of multiple best paper awards and he has received recognition for excellence in teaching at Iowa State University, The Ohio State University, and the University of Kentucky. In 2019, he was recognized as a “Rainmaker” by DC Velocity magazine and received the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award from Supply Chain Leaders in Action (SCLA). Goldsby delivered a course on Business Operations for The Great Courses’ Critical Business Skills series in 2015, which continues to rate as a bestselling Nonfiction/Business title.
Goldsby has supervised more than 100 Lean/Six Sigma supply chain projects with industry partners, chaired seven Ph.D. dissertations, and served as an investigator on five federally funded research projects, exceeding $3.5 million in grant proceeds. In his spare time, Goldsby competes as one of the top masters (over-40) runners in America for distances between the mile and the marathon.
Joe Couto serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Körber Supply Chain Software for Latin America, Asia-Pacific, and Africa. As CEO, he leads the Körber business strategy for these regions to ensure customer success. This covers marketing, sales, solution implementation, support and partner business development.
In addition to CEO, Joe also acts as Körber’s global leader for 3PL, retail execution, and transportation practices. In this role, Joe drives the strategy, product development, and works with other CEO’s to align with the business and ensure execution excellence for customers around the world.
With over 30 years of industry experience, Joe is a well-respected leader in the supply chain community. On his way to CEO, Joe has been a WMS logistics expert, sales consulting and deployment expert. At 28, he co-founded an industrial-grade 3PL software company. This business eventually became a core solution for HighJump, a global supply chain software company acquired by Körber.
Creating an environment where it’s okay to learn and even fail has led Joe and his teams to success over the years. He builds a culture of trust, both within his teams and with his customers.
Joe enjoys family time at his cottage in Muskoka, Ontario.
Craig Moore is Vice President of Sales at HighJump | Körber Supply Chain. He joined HighJump in 2011 and is responsible for the continued growth of HighJump | Körber Supply Chain’s SCE solutions within its customer base and by working with new prospects. Moore’s previous roles in sales and sales management have allowed him to work with retailers, manufacturers, distributors and many other points of influence and impact within global supply chains.
John Santagate is the Vice President of Robotics at Körber Supply Chain. In this role, John is responsible for defining and executing the autonomous mobile robot strategy for Körber. Prior to joining Körber, John was a Research Director for Robotics at IDC where he provided market trends and forecasts for service robotics, business process evolution through the use of service robots, and the integration of robotics into business processes and business IT architecture. In this role at IDC, John played a significant role in the early stages of building market awareness of autonomous mobile robots.
John holds an MBA from Rutgers with a concentration in Supply Chain Management and a Bachelors degree from the University of Massachusetts with dual concentrations in Finance and Management. In addition to serving as the VP of Robotics at Körber, John is an adjunct instructor at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell teaching a course in supply chain and logistics.
Jon Kuerschner oversees Köber Supply Chain solutions team. This includes sales support, product enhancement, and operational consulting for yard, warehouse, manufacturing, labor and slotting management, and transportation and logistics systems across the globe. He has also held a variety of executive positions in product development, strategy, and sales.
Prior to Köber Supply Chain, Kuerschner served as the vice president of supply chain systems at Ashley Furniture, senior vice president of LeanLogistics, and vice president of applications at HighJump/3M. In 2017, Jon was name a Supply & Demand Chain Executive Pros to know.
Partner Matthew Deep serves as the vice president of services and technology at DMLogic. He oversees all development of the STEPLogic platform as well as the platform products STEPLogic Trace and STEPLogic Warehouse. Matt was one of the instrumental developers of the serialization product, STEPLogic Trace, and oversaw the team implementing the product at Johnson & Johnson. Matt has overseen the technology efforts of many projects, most notably at Johnson & Johnson and GlaxoSmithKline including serialization, clinical trials and WMS technology upgrades and software implementations.
As the leader of the pharmaceutical practice at DMLogic, Matt is often called upon to speak on issues relating to traceability, serialization, data integrity and visibility across the supply chain in accordance with all DSCSA regulations. He has spoken on multiple panels in the industry and was an instrumental member of the Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain team when the project was awarded a 2016 Supply Chain Innovation Award by the Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals. Matt has authored several white papers and case studies on pharmaceutical supply chain topics and is often interviewed for leading trade publications.
With more than 20 years of experience in WMS systems, Matt also brings extensive experience in the electronics, retail and automotive industries and has implemented solutions in 10 countries. Starting his career in 1997 as a technical consultant with TRW, Matt managed all North American project support for MARC Global, before its purchase by RedPrairie. He also held senior manager positions at Fisher Scientific and 7Hills Global Consulting before founding DMLogic in 2009 with his current partners.
Matt holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and an MBA focused on Supply Chain Management from Penn State University. He currently resides in Pittsburgh with his high school sweetheart and two children who learned how to use the STEPLogic platform at ages 7 and 9. He also proudly serves as President of his Church Council and has project managed his church building project for the past 9 years.
Peter LaGow is a Sr. Business Consultant on the Voice, Vision, and Mobility team at Körber Supply Chain. In this role, Peter is responsible for identifying and designing emerging technology solutions and integrations with an emphasis on improving the productivity, accuracy, and safety of the impacted labor force. Before serving in this capacity, Peter was an Implementation Consultant at HighJump, specializing in software development and project management for both Voice and Warehouse Advantage implementations.
Michiel Veenman is Vice President of Industry Solutions & Design at Körber Supply Chain. He is responsible for managing Körber’s automated solution design with teams around the world. Michiel has a track record of over 15 years’ experience in warehouse automation, with roles varying from project management to consulting, sales, solution development & innovation.