Scott W. Luton, Managing Partner, TalentStream
Scott serves as Managing Partner for TalentStream, which specializes in helping organizations find premier technical talent in the fields of engineering, manufacturing and supply chain. He has worked extensively in the end-to-end supply chain industry for more than 15 years.
Scott currently serves as Executive Vice President of APICS Atlanta and Chair of the 2019 Atlanta Supply Chain Awards Planning Committee. As a Veteran of the United States Air Force, Scott previously served as Co-Chair of the Business Pillar for VETLANTA. He was named to the 2018 Georgia Logistics Summit Executive Committee, was recently named a Pro to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine, and maintains active membership in the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance & CSCMP Atlanta Roundtable.
Fun Fact: Passionate about sharing best practices and leadership perspective, Scott founded Supply Chain Now Radio, whose podcasts and webinars have been downloaded almost four million times!
Sean Willems is the Haslam Chair in Supply Chain Analytics at the University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business. In 2000, he co-founded Optiant, a provider of multi-echelon inventory optimization tools, which was later acquired by Logility, Inc. He has been a visiting professor of operations management at the MIT Sloan School of Management since 2016. His work with companies such as Hewlett Packard, Proctor & Gamble, and Intel has led to finalist selections for the 2003, 2010, and 2017 Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences. He has been a finalist in 2006, 2008 and 2012 for the Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research Practice. His work on inventory placement under non-stationary demand won the Wagner Prize in 2008. Willems is the department editor of the practice section of the journal Production and Operations Management and he is the deputy editor of Interfaces. He received his bachelor’s degree in decision sciences from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and his master’s in operations research and doctorate in operations management from the MIT Sloan School of Management.