Focusing on the Next Generation of Supply Chain

  • Continuing to prioritize supply optimization as a core focus for all businesses to continue to thrive
  • Breaking boundaries in supply chain technology: How digital transformation happens
  • Strategies for collaborating with companies across the vertical spectrum
  • What might the next generation of Supply Chain look like?
  • Characteristics of Supply Chain 2030

David Warrick
Former GM of Global Supply Chain

David is a thought leader and industry expert in the field of Global Supply Chain. David spent 23 years with Microsoft Corporation as General Manager of Global Supply Chain and Supply Chain Technology officer, he was involved in every product launch from Windows 2000 through to the most recent Surface and Xbox products. He has built and managed numerous global teams, has led across multiple disciplines including Manufacturing, Strategic Sourcing, Fulfillment and Logistics, Forecasting, Planning and Channel Management. He has played a key role in major acquisitions including Nokia, built world class teams and continuously evolved Microsoft’s Supply Chain capabilities in a multi-channel environment.

As Supply Chain Technology Officer David was additionally responsible for determining the next generation of technologies that could augment and enable Supply Chain capabilities. In this capacity he worked with numerous Private Equity and Venture Capital partners to understand potential opportunities and the overall industry landscape for technology in Supply Chain.

Prior to Microsoft David was as a Management Consultant with Andersen Consulting focused on Supply Chain process and design and early in his career worked as a Project Engineer on the construction of the Hong Kong Airport.

David remains deeply embedded in the Supply Chain sector, working with numerous early-stage companies, Private Equity and Venture Capital, as well as with the Visibility Council, helping to shape the next generation of Supply Chain thinking.

David is a Manufacturing Engineer (B.Eng (Hons)), a Chartered Engineer with the Institute of Engineering and Technology (C.Eng MIET) and holds a Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS). David speaks frequently in the industry and mentors many past and potential future employees.