Transformative Leadership Panel: Surviving and Thriving

Transformative Leadership Panel: Surviving and Thriving – Retail Changes, Opportunities and what it means for Supply Chain

This event took place on November 20

A conversation with leaders from The Home Depot, Nike, and Ulta Beauty. These supply chain leaders talk about the dramatic challenges they faced and how their companies mobilized to respond.

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Michelle Tartalio
Partner at Clarkston Consulting


Michelle Livingstone
VP, Transportation, The Home Depot

Amy White
VP, Global Demand and Supply Management, Nike

Jennifer Krueger
Sr. Director, Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP), Ulta Beauty

Some insights from the Transformative leadership Panel on November 20, 2020

  • Michelle Livingston, VP of Transportation ​for The Home Depot, recalled the tremendous upsurge in demand for repair and remodeling materials as a result of – not just the pandemic – but also the fires, floods, and hurricanes of 2020.
  • Amy White, VP, Global Demand and Supply Management at Nike said Nike accelerated plans for expanding omni channel distribution into high gear, while reinforcing the loyalty of Nike customers.
  • Ulta Beauty’s Jennifer Krueger, Senior Director, Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP), described how the in-store experience – so important to Ulta Beauty business – had to transform, for example, replacing testers with samples.

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