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Joseph L. Walden

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Colonel Joseph L. Walden, USA (ret.) “has over 29 years of supply chain and leadership experience on four continents.  He has served in a variety of military supply chain positions that included designing and establishing a multimillion square foot distribution center in Kuwait to support Operation Iraqi Freedom and serving as the director of the US Army’s senior leadership school.  Since retiring from the Army, he has led the Supply Chain Leadership Institute, served as a consultant to FORTUNE 500 companies and provided leadership programs for colleges and professional organizations.  He recently agreed to become the director for the Midwest Leadership and Coaching Center.” Colonel Joseph L. Walden is the author of The Forklifts Have Nothing To Do!: Lessons in Supply Chain Leadership and Modeling and Benchmarking Supply Chain Leadership: Setting the Conditions for Excellence.

According to the book description of Modeling and Benchmarking Supply Chain Leadership: Setting the Conditions for Excellence, “Applying his 30 years of supply chain experience and exemplary leadership, Joe Walden invites supply chain managers to step up and become supply chain leaders in pursuit of new levels of excellence. In addition to providing a roadmap to leadership for supply chain professionals, the book fills a gap in most university curriculums by serving as a practical manual on leadership. The book details those qualities that can serve as benchmarks for measuring leadership success. It also provides a historical look at leadership in supply chain management complemented by original interviews with leaders in industry and government across three continents.”

According to the book description of The Forklifts Have Nothing To Do!: Lessons in Supply Chain Leadership, it “provides practical methods for improving supply chain operations. Colonel Joe Walden has spent more than 25 years leading supply chain operations. Improving your supply chain will improve your bottom line, regardless of your industry. His recommendations draw on examples in civilian industry and military operations, including his recent experiences in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Supply chain operations in the military are very similar to supply chain operations in commercial industry. Both have the ability to improve operations for the customer.”

 

One reader of The Forklifts Have Nothing To Do!: Lessons in Supply Chain Leadership said, “Colonel Walden is right on the money. Busy forklifts do not translate into effective or efficient supply operations. Careful use of economic order quantities, re-order points tuned to demand levels and demand forecasts, and a focus on ensuring the 20% of inventory items that account for 80% of your transactions are always available, is what matters. Also, forward deployment of assets where possible to cut down on ship times to the customer is important. Colonel Walden gives you the facts. And, while I have referred to his rank, please do not infer that this book is for military use only. The supply operations methods in this book are equally applicable to civilian use, and will reduce the cost of material handling, storage, etc.”


Modeling and Benchmarking Supply Chain Leadership: Setting the Conditions for Excellence (Series on Resource Management)
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The Forklifts Have Nothing To Do!: Lessons in Supply Chain Leadership
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