Managing Risk and Supply Chain Disruption

– The Microsoft Cloud is a rapidly expanding and delivering broad services globally with extensive investment in networking and data center infrastructure
– Building and managing this infrastructure is a massive challenge, fraught with volatility and risks in facilities, networking and the supply chain
– Planning, foresight, and responsiveness are critical to managing risk and guarding against disruptions

Based in Redmond, WA, Chuck Graham, General Manager, Cloud Sourcing & Supply Chain at Microsoft Corporation, is responsible for sourcing and supply chain of all IT hardware and services needed to position Microsoft as a world class cloud services provider. Specific responsibilities include sourcing, supply planning, product operations inclusive of manufacturing and supplier quality, sustainability, and supply chain operations in addition to supply chain design.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Chuck spent 16 years at Dell Inc in various operations and sourcing roles. He most recently led client products supply planning supporting multiple supply chains across the commercial and consumer businesses. Other roles included sourcing leadership across various commodities and materials management. In addition, he was on assignment in Shanghai for five years building a sourcing and supply management organization.

Before joining Dell in 2000, Chuck held several positions within Johnson & Johnson’s McNeil Consumer Healthcare subsidiary in pharmaceutical operations and planning.


Risk-Based Approach to Supply Chain Integrity and Visibility (Farm to Store)

  • Addressing the challenges of managing FSQA across your entire supply chain
  • Proactively identifying and mitigating blind spots in your supply chain
  • Best practices in maintaining customer and regulatory compliance
  • Areas of food safety risk in food distribution, including trucks, facilities, and loading/unloading procedures

Marc Beasley is Vice President Strategic Marketing & Business Development – Food Industry for Sensitech Inc., based in Beverly, Massachusetts. Sensitech was founded in 1990 and today provides technology solutions that manage and improve the supply chains for leading companies around the globe. Since joining Sensitech in 2005, Marc pioneered the use of sensor and logistics data to improve supply chains through data visualization, analytics and process improvement. Prior to Sensitech, Marc worked 10 years in supply chain management consulting, software development, and IT management. Marc received his BS in Industrial Engineering from WPI and an MBA from Babson College.