Elizabeth Radke

The Business of Supply in an Integrated Physical-Digital World

Abstract.  Based on its performance over the past decade, P&G has been selected multiple times to the elite “Masters” category, compiled by Gartner, of top supply chain performers.  Elizabeth Radke will trace the supply chain evolution at P&G since the 90s, highlighting some of its main innovations, and look to the future, as it continues to reinvent and transform.  Centralized planning, supplier coordination, massive “mixing” centers, and optimized distribution networks are helping synchronize P&G’s supply chain.  She will also discuss how big data analytics is enabling P&G to implement end-to-end supply chain digitization—lowering costs while improving customer responsiveness and reducing risk—as it looks to the future. 

Elizabeth M. Radke, Director of North America Supply Innovation at Procter & Gamble, responsible for Supply Innovation and Customization across the region.  She joined P&G in 1984 in the Green Bay Paper Plant as a Production Manager.  During her career, she has enjoyed roles in Manufacturing, Product Innovation, Category Management, Planning, and Order to Cash Logistics.  She has worked in Family Care, Food and Beverage, and Beauty Care sectors where she lived and worked in UK, Switzerland, and the United States and has extensive experience working across Asia.  Most recently, she has led the startup of the first NA Planning Center and the new US Customer Responsive Distribution Network.   She currently lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband Paul. 

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