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Joe Carson

CEO at Spend Strategies

Boise, United States

Joe is currently the CEO of Spend Strategies. As an experienced business professional, he has served in diverse roles ranging from Marketing and Strategy, to Procurement and Supply Chain. Past leadership titles include Chief Procurement Officer at both Lucent Technologies and Micron Technologies, in addition to other leadership positions as Vice-President Supply Chain Management, Operational Excellence Executive, and Chief Strategy Officer. He has enjoyed leveraging all these past experiences in assisting emerging Silicon Valley software services companies who are building solutions, using new technologies to solve the types of complex, global supply chain challenges he faced as an operational supply chain practitioner. He is an expert in Supply Chain Risk Management. Prior to this role, Joe was the Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer at Micron Technology for 2 years. In this role, he installed a world class procurement structure and directly led development of category sourcing strategies and global deployment throughout the company. From 2010 to 2015, Joe was the Worldwide Operations Chief of Staff and Operational Excellence Leadership. In this role he was responsible for leading supply chain strategy and driving operations excellence within the global operations team. His work here includes establishing and leading governance structure around the companies Operational Risk, Compliance and Sustainability requirements. From 2009 to 2010, he was the Vice President of Global Supply Chain Operations at Sensus, where he established a new demand planning process between sales forecast and demand plan resulting in improved customer on-time deliveries. From 2007 to 2009, he was a Senior Operations Consultant at AlixPartners, a global performance management improvement and financial advisory services firm. From 2000 to 2007, he was the VP and Chief Procurement Officer at Lucent Technologies where he managed an award-winning transformation of a decentralized purchasing function to a centralized, strategic procurement organization with 350 global reports. Joe earned his MBA from Duke University in Marketing in 1988. He graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1982 with a BS in Electrical Engineering.

Available For: Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Boise, Idaho
Speaking Topics: Supply Chain Risk Management, Procurement Productivity, Purposeful Procurement

Joe CarsonPoints
Academic5
Author4
Influencer15
Speaker1
Entrepreneur40
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Company Information

Company Type: Service Provider
Business Unit: Spend Strategies
Theatre: Global
Last Media Interview: 05/07/2020

Areas of Expertise

Procurement 42.73
Risk Management 38.43
Supply Chain 34.07
Sustainability 31.72
Govtech 32.39
Innovation 30.29
COVID19 31.52

Industry Experience

Healthcare
High Tech & Electronics
Manufacturing
Professional Services
Telecommunications

Publications

4 Article/Blogs
Paving the Way for U.S. Supply-Chain Independence
Supply Chain Brain
May 26, 2020

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement, Risk Management

Post-pandemic Impermanence and the Six Actions to Take Now
Self-published, LinkedIN
May 18, 2020

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement, Risk Management

Why You Need Standards to Assess Supplier Compliance
Supply Chain Brain
May 05, 2020

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Tags: Sustainability, Supply Chain, Risk Management

Proposal to Keep Americans S.A.F.E. Ending the US dependency on foreign sources of supply
Self-published, LinkedIN
April 08, 2020

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Tags: COVID19, Govtech, Supply Chain

1 Founder
Spend Strategies
Self
May 01, 2020

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Tags: Procurement, Risk Management

5 Media Interviews
Post-Pandemic Impermanence and 6 Actions to Take Now!
Supply Chain Game Changer
May 27, 2020
Publication of article on changes in global supply chains and six steps that supply chain teams should undertake now, if they have not already done so.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement, Risk Management

It's Time to Reconsider the Math on Rare Earth Elements
Supply Chain Brain
May 19, 2020
The U.S. reliance on Rare Earths and needed changes in our approach.

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Tags: Innovation, Supply Chain, Govtech

Creating Sustainability | Joe Carson, CEO, Spend Strategies
Regalix-tv
April 23, 2020
Joe Carson, CEO of Spend Strategies, speaks to Dheeraj Prasad, Managing Partner at Regalix, about environmental, sustainability and governance issues. Joe also talks about how the Asian market is changing and what are the first steps in creating a sustainable framework.

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Tags: Risk Management, Supply Chain, Sustainability

Discussion On The Mid-Pandemic Impact on Supply Chains
Frankdiana.net
March 27, 2020
TCS Colleague Kevin Benedict recently interviewed expert Joe Carson, CEO of Spend Strategies LLC, (former Chief Procurement Officer of both Micron Technologies and Lucent) to further explore how the pandemic is impacting global supply chains and risk management strategies today and in the future. The interview can be found Here. I wanted to make my Blog audience aware of this insightful conversation. They explore the following questions:

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Tags: Risk Management

A Mid-Pandemic Interview with Supply Chain Risk Expert Joe Carson
Kevin Benedict, Futurist at TCS
March 26, 2020

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Tags: Procurement, Risk Management, Supply Chain

1 Panel
Supply Sensing capabilities you should put in place, immediately!
Self
April 08, 2019
Keynote section of ISM Houston conference on April 7 - 10, 2019

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Tags: Procurement

1 Visiting Lecturer
Supply Chain Risk Management
Self
April 22, 2020
Lecture at Boise State University

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Tags: Procurement, Risk Management, Supply Chain

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