Kelly Allen, Berry Plastics Corporation & Cecilia Symanski, IPC

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Kelly Allen, Berry Plastics Corporation & Cecilia Symanski, IPC

Kelly Allen, Director of Corporate Logistics, has been with Berry Plastics for 15 years. He is responsible for the overall corporate logistics strategy at Berry Plastics Corporation. Cecilia Symanski, Senior Logistics Manager, has been with IPC for 6 years. Her key responsibilities include overseeing the North America logistics program and identifying innovative ways to reduce supply chain costs.

Guest Post: The Rewards of Collaborative Supply Chains, Part 2

Guest Post: The Rewards of Collaborative Supply Chains, Part 2

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Last week we looked at theĀ three features of collaborative relationships between supply chain partners that, in our experience, are essential to the success of these cross-company groups.

To recap, Miami, FL, based Independent Purchasing Cooperative (IPC), a purchasing cooperative owned by franchisees of the Subway food outlet chain, and Berry Plastics, a packaging company headquartered in Evansville, IN, have developed a successful partnering arrangement in the logistics space. Read More…

Guest Post: Three Pillars of Effective Supply Chain Collaborations, Part 1

Guest Post: Three Pillars of Effective Supply Chain Collaborations, Part 1

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Supply chain partners can be a vital source of ideas for improving the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of freight transportation networks. But how do logistics managers establish mutually beneficial, collaborative relationships with their counterparts in customer and supplier organizations? Read More…