Informed Decision-Making in a Volatile, Ever-Changing World

  • What qualifies as a World-Class Supply Chain? Why is it so difficult to maintain?
  • Discussing how the challenges facing a global operation’s supply chain have evolved over time
  • Highlighting the role of teamwork in fostering innovation in a fast-changing environment
  • Looking forward: How does one strike a balance between agility and efficiency?

Meredith (Meri) Stevens is currently the Vice President, Strategy & Deployment, Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain responsible for leading end-to-end strategy and transformation to enable Johnson & Johnson to meet the needs of patients, customers and consumers in today’s dynamic healthcare market. In this role, Meri drives the deployment of leading practices in the areas of Supply Chain Innovation, Digitalization, Value Chain Management, Planning and Performance.

Prior to J&J, Meri was the Chief Supply Chain Officer at Newell Rubbermaid. Before Newell Rubbermaid, she spent several years at Tyco International as VP, Global Operations. Meri has also held previous positions at General Electric, Bertelsmann, Inc. and Knoll Inc.

Meri holds a B.S. in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and an M.S. in Industrial Management, both from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She has been recognized in Supply & Demand Chain Executive (2014) and the Profiles in Diversity’s 2014 Women Worth Watching list.