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IM&S Best Practices and Future Direction - Wallas Wiggins

ISM - Quad Cities

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)

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ISM Quad Cities and APICS are pleased to host Wallas Wiggins, Director of Indirect Materials & Services, as he discusses IM&S best practices from his variety of experiences and gives his thoughts on areas/strategies of focus in the future.

Your registration fee includes dinner.  Please register no later than Monday, 9/25/17.  Cancellation notification must be received 24 hours prior to the event to avoid being charged.

Speaker Bio

As of 1 April 2017, Wallas Wiggins was appointed Director, Worldwide Indirect Materials & Services at Deere and Company. In this role, Wallas provides global strategic direction for Indirect Materials and Services & Logistics. He works collaboratively with internal and shared services leaders to identify goals and develop business strategies. Additionally, he provides leadership and support in strategy execution and integration to meet business objectives while diligently working to ensure employees are aligned and engaged.

Wallas started his career with John Deere in 2007 as Manager, Quality Engineering at our Turf business in Fuquay-Varina, NC. There, he provided leadership by improving the factory’s quality audit metric by 36% and product first pass yield by 14%. Additionally, he facilitated Turf Care’s successful ISO certification and supported Enterprise Quality initiatives – including the Quality Learning Path in John Deere University.

In September of 2010, he transitioned to Corporate Strategy in Moline to participate in the development and maintenance of the John Deere Corporate Strategy, where he coauthored the Annual Immersion (strategic refresh) process to continuously review and update the John Deere Strategy. He also implemented an enterprise Performance and Health Metrics Dashboard for the Enterprise Strategy used by the CEO and his staff.

Most recently, Wallas served as Global Manager, Supply Management, Quality, and Facilities for ISG. In this role he had global responsibility for all aspects of Deere’s strategic interaction with ISG’s global supply chain – commercial, logistical, and quality. He led his global team to consistent cost reductions, improved quality, and improvement in business processes, speed, and supplier innovation.

Prior to John Deere, Wallas worked at General Motors Corporation and Covisint in positions of increasing responsibility for supply management, engineering, quality, and business leadership.

Wallas is a graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University with Bachelor of Science Degrees in Electrical Engineering and Economics and a Master’s of Science in Industrial Administration. He also participated in London Business School’s Executive Leadership Programme and Thunderbird University’s Global Executive Leadership Program.

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Thunder Bay Grille Davenport
6511 North Brady Street
Davenport, IA 52806

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)

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ISM - Quad Cities provides a diverse, open forum to the supply management profession for education, networking and professional growth through dynamic interaction with our membership, employers, supply bases, and communities. We will be a recognized leader for promoting the supply management profession.

As a nonprofit organization, the purpose is to assist those in the supply management chain to better prepare for the future, by providing national and international leadership in areas of education, research, and standards of excellence. ISM-QC is a social as well as educational association that performs community projects. Through this society, members will become better informed of new developments and ideas.

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