Fireside Chat: Rising to the Challenge of New Supply Chain Business Realities

  • Discussing how both changing customer expectations and an opportunity to improve business performance through revaluating our status quo is driving our move towards a more streamlined and efficient future
  • Offering projects that can serve as examples and ambassadors as we create a culture of continuous improvement focused on efficiency and waste reduction
  • Demonstrating how Supply Chain can make an impact on a company’s sustainability goals
  • What other companies can learn from our experience and what the future looks like

Mario Rivera
SVP, Chief Supply Chain & Logistics Officer
CVS Health

Mario is CVS Health’s SVP and Chief Supply Chain & Logistics Officer. He is responsible for developing and executing the company’s strategy to transform their supply chain network to become America’s premier health and wellness destination. He leads teams in transportation & logistics, distribution center operations, inventory management, omnichannel fulfillment, and network strategy & engineering.

Mario has more than two decades of experience in roles of increasing responsibility, primarily within the Healthcare industry – from MedTech to Life Sciences to Retail/Pharmacy. He has extensive leadership expertise driving business transformation globally including in the U.S., Latin America, Asia and Europe.

Prior to joining CVS Health, Mario led the Engineering and Activation organization for Global Supply Chain & Logistics at Target Corporation. In this role, Mario brought increased process rigor and operational excellence by implementing Lean/Continuous improvement best practices across their distribution network, and helping the company modernize their supply chain through the design, development, and activation of new technology, automation and asset management.

Mario has led many different functions throughout his career, including P&L responsibility, with companies such as Becton Dickinson, Danaher, and Integer Holdings, taking on roles in product development, product marketing, engineering, manufacturing, global sourcing, global planning, quality assurance, and project/program management. He has been instrumental in M&A due diligence and integration, bringing years of experience in technology transfers, new site start ups, site consolidations, and site expansions across the globe.

Mario holds a BSc in Industrial Engineering with a minor in Systems Engineering from the Monterrey Institute of Technology in Mexico, and a Master’s in Engineering from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

Mario has lived in Mexico, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and the United States. He loves to travel and has visited more than 65 countries around the world, exploring and learning from different cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives. Mario is a huge basketball fan, loves spending time with his wife and kids, and enjoys scuba diving while on vacation with his family.

Born and raised in Mexico, Mario is very proud of his Spanish and Latin American heritage and is committed to helping others advance their careers just like his mentors have inspired him.