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.
Previously, she held the Chair of Management for Industry 4.0 at RWTH Aachen University – Germany’s first chair explicitly dedicated to the management of the fourth industrial revolution.
Julia Arlinghaus studied industrial engineering with a focus on production technology and process engineering at the University of Bremen and the University of Tokyo, Japan. She received her doctorate in 2011 from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, with a focus on Business Innovation and the integration of intermodal transport in retail supply chains. She then worked as a consultant for operational excellence and lean management at Porsche Consulting until 2013, when she was appointed professor for the optimization of networks in production and logistics at Jacobs University Bremen. Prof. Arlinghaus’ research is characterized by a high degree of practical orientation and interdisciplinarity. This includes active and close cooperation with numerous industrial and logistics companies, including Daimler AG, Volkswagen AG, Porsche AG, REHAU, ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe and international scientists from mathematics, physics, biology, information technology and psychology.
Her research focuses on the design and implementation of production planning and control systems as well as the design of supply chains in developing countries.
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.
Simon Shore is Managing Director of Kӧrber Supply Chain Software responsible for Supply Chain Modeling and Maritime solutions globally. Simon and his team are focused on using technology to help their customers identify the optimum supply chain strategy for their business.
Simon has over 20 years’ experience in the supply chain software industry and has held Director positions in sales and services driving business benefits for his customers in the areas of warehouse management, customs and excise, freight forwarding and ERP. He studied engineering, is a Chartered Engineer, a member of the Institute of Engineering Technology and a member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
For over nine years, Anton has been the Group Sales Director. Responsible for the firm-wide sales and marketing efforts he has been key in the Körber’s strategic partnership developments. His previous role as Business Development Manager at Vocollect has helped Körber build its technical salesforce credentials. Other positions held include UK Managing Director at RangeGate Mobile Solutions and Strategic Partnership Manager at Scantec.
Dr. Kerstin Höfle, VP Portfolio & Innovation Management at Körber Supply Chain Automation, is responsible for defining and managing the automation portfolio and driving innovation, especially in the field of robotics. Her personal goal is to create the supply chain of the future, this is why she always follows a comprehensive approach in her daily work and encourages her team to follow an open, collaborative culture and think outside the box. Kerstin holds a diploma in economics and engineering and finished her PhD at the Institute of Supply Chain Management at the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland. Logistics and Supply Chain Management have always been part of her scientific and professional career. Before joining Körber, she spent several years at Swisslog, developing digital strategies. Kerstin enjoys spending time with friends, family and lots of sports.
Mark Vogt is responsible for the International Sales of System Integration Solutions at Körber Supply Chain Automation.
With 25 years in consultancy, sales and project management for intralogistics automation, he has a wealth of experience in all aspects of automation solutions for warehouses and distribution centers.
Thomas leads sales and marketing for logistics IT solutions for the management and control of automated and manual warehouse systems.
With more than 25 years of experience in this area, he started his career in development and project management for WMS and material flow solutions, and today is focusing on sales of SAP solutions for operative logistics and automation integration.
Thomas Gries serves as Chief Executive Officer for SAP Solutions at Körber Supply Chain Software and establishes the global operational model for the organization. This includes SAP solution development, sales, services, support and beyond. Being passionate about Körber’s partnership with SAP, Thomas has always been a driving force behind our certified relationship and reputation in the market.
Bringing over 25 years of supply chain experience in SAP Software Consulting & Implementation to the table, Thomas is passionate about our SAP competence to support and implement SAP solutions for our customers. Before being acquired by Körber, Thomas was part of the management board of inconso, a leading logistics software and consulting company based in Europe. In addition to leadership roles, he has led IT and logistics projects on a global level.
Jarrett Leesch serves as Senior Vice President International Business Development at Körber Supply Chain Software and executes on the global business model for the organization. This includes go-to-market strategies, international sales management and sales coordination, partner management and beyond. Jarrett knows that international business development means wearing many hats, being capable of multi-tasking and reacting quickly to an ever-changing world.
Bringing over 22 years of supply chain experience, Jarrett is passionate about our software and consulting competence. Before being acquired by Körber, Jarrett was Senior Vice President International Business Development at inconso, a leading logistics software and consulting company based in Europe. He has led numerous IT and logistics projects on a global level.
Paola Elizalde is Head of Solution Design at Körber Supply Chain Portugal. In this role, Paola is responsible for managing Körber’s automated solution design local team, identifying and designing intralogistics solutions to improve customer’s productivity, safety and business results. She is a specialized industrial engineer in Supply Chain Solutions Development with a deep knowledge in Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS).
Klaus Kristensen is a Sales Manager for the product division at Körber Supply Chain Denmark. With a background in Food & Process industry, his roots are in the dairy industry. Working since June 2013, Klaus is focusing on developing the business for the Layer Picker as a product to system integrators worldwide for the end customers in mainly FMCG and 3PL business segment.
Waldemar Kluge is responsible for managing Körber’s application engineering for automated logistics solutions with his team in Germany and teams around the world.
He studied engineering with specialization in materials handling equipment and finished his study as graduate engineer. With 25 years of experience in consultancy, product and solution development as well as project management for intralogistics automation, he is an expert in all aspects of automation solutions for warehouses and distribution centers. Before joining Körber, Waldemar Kluge spent several years in executive positions at SSI Schäfer developing logistics and robotics solutions.