Humanizing Technology in the Supply Chain
Changing technology in the Supply Chain sector is evidenced in several specific areas: E-commerce, digital innovation, labor shortages, and other technologies such as robotics, automation and big data. These technologies continue to develop at phenomenal speeds, and use each other as a foundation to become better and better. Consequently, the impact of these technologies in meeting ever-changing customer expectations has been dramatic. In this talk, Brad Parrish will take a short journey through these areas to share his extensive experience in how technology has been shaping Supply Chains, especially in demand fulfilment, and how it becomes more humanized as it evolves.
Brad Parrish is currently the Vice President of Engineering for FedEx Supply Chain. He joined FedEx Supply Chain in 2017 as the Vice President of Operations, where he was responsible for various operations across the United States and Canada. Prior to joining FedEx Supply Chain he worked for FedEx Office where he was the Managing Director of Transportation Operations, with responsibilities that included; all Transportation Operations, Dispatch Operations, and the successful growth of FedEx SameDay City Operations, serving the E-Commerce segment as well as several other verticals. Before joining FedEx Office, he served in multiple roles at FedEx Ground, where his career comprised of both Engineering and Field Operations assignments. Before his career at FedEx he worked for both RPS (Roadway Package System) and UPS (United Parcel Service) in roles that ranged from Regional Operations Engineering Manager to Delivery Driver.
Brad holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering degree from West Virginia University and a Masters in Business Administration from Robert Morris University. He is the past Chairman of the WVU IMSE Visiting Committee and was inducted into the WVU Academy of Industrial Engineers in 2005 and later served as Academy President from 2013 – 2015.