The ‘Googley’ Approach to Global Supply Chain Management

Be bold, “shoot the moon” and take risks.

During the 2017 edition of the North American Supply Chain Executive Summit, Executive Platforms was proud to partner with SupplyChainBrain to conduct a number of onsite interviews between our speaker faculty and SupplyChainBrain’s Editor-in-Chief Russell Goodman.

Daniel Kaulfus is the Global Head of Logistics and Operations at Alphabet (aka Google), a $90B American multinational technology company that specializes in internet-related services and products. These include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, software, and hardware. It is the most visited website in the the world and has extended it presence into multiple other industries including mobile phones, home automation, self driving cars, global wi-fi access and biotechnology. In his current role he is responsible for Alphabet global operations, transportation, trade compliance and warehousing across 40 international sites. Prior to joining Google, Daniel was the Head of Worldwide Procurement at Amazon.com responsible for over $5B of goods and services spend.

Daniel has over 25 years of global supply chain and operations management experience with First Solar, Applied Materials, Lutron Electronics and Proctor & Gamble working extensively in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. He has a successful track record building global teams, developing strong supply chain networks and negotiating major global contracts. Prior to entering industry, Daniel worked with Deloitte Consulting Group and received his MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University.

Russell W. Goodman has worked in newspapers, newsletters and magazines, with a focus on logistics, business and trade, for nearly 30 years. He also has specialized in editing and writing for publications in world affairs, politics and legal matters. Prior to joining Global Logistics & Supply Chain Strategies, Goodman directed editorial coverage for two leading international commerce magazines. Goodman was managing editor of the Journal of Defense & Diplomacy, a bimonthly edited in Washington that reported on and interpreted the interplay between security and political issues. From Washington, Goodman, as editor-in-chief of Middle East Insight magazine, directed coverage of business and political affairs in that critical part of the world. He also developed and edited Eastern Europe Law Week, a newsletter that covered legal reform in post-Soviet Europe.