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

Joe Carson Points
Academic 5
Author 10
Influencer 18
Speaker 10
Entrepreneur 20
Total 63

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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

AI 30.01
Business Continuity
Govtech 31.40
Procurement 33.06
Risk Management 37.78
Supply Chain 31.21
Sustainability 30.69

Industry Experience

Healthcare
High Tech & Electronics
Manufacturing
Professional Services
Telecommunications

Publications

10 Article/Blogs
Managing the Digital Endpoint – Know where the data stops, humans take over, and what happens next!
LinkedIn
April 18, 2022
Article to Operations leaders to think about where their current data sources terminate, and if with a human staff member, then how do they know if their staff is taking the appropriate action. New AI tools augment human activity by sensing, assessing, and managing global action.

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Tags: AI, Procurement

Everstream Analytics post for webinar
LinkedIn
January 27, 2022

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Tags: Procurement, Risk Management

U.S. Critical Mineral Complacency and What Component Engineers and Risk Leaders Need to Do Now
LinkedIn
November 16, 2021
U.S. companies are at China’s mercy for components and products that require critical minerals and rare earths, but few design or component teams are aware of this hidden danger. We need multi-tier collaboration from mines-to-manufacturing to preserve our way of life.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Govtech, Risk Management

The Risk Agenda in the Age of Impermanence
LinkedIn
October 26, 2021
CEO’s and Operational leaders struggle with where to start in establishing their Supply Chain Risk Management program. These six agenda items should be high on the list during these turbulence times.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement, Risk Management

Supply Chain Resilience in the Age of Impermanence
LinkedIn
October 19, 2021
Adapting to the need to be ever-adapting means integrating insights and adding competencies. Over-the-horizon vision is the new baseline for managing complex global supply chains.

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Tags: Procurement, Risk Management, Supply Chain

Time to Rethink Sourcing Rare Earth Elements
Supply Chain Game Changer
June 17, 2020

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Tags: Procurement, Risk Management

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

6 Media Interviews
Seasoned Leadership in Action – An Interview with Joe Carson, CEO Spend Strategies, LLC!
Supply Chain Game Changer
June 02, 2020
At Supply Chain Game Changer we believe in sharing experiences and expertise from people in every industry and from across the globe. As such we have introduced our “Seasoned Leadership in Action” Interview series at Supply Chain Game Changer. This interview is with Joe Carson, CEO and Founder of Spend Strategies, LLC.

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Tags: Procurement, Risk Management

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 Miscellaneous
Morgan Stanley interview of Supply Chain Risk Management
GLG
February 23, 2022
Private consultation on the Supply Chain Risk Management market place. Topics included industry dynamics, current players, key trends and future outlook.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Risk Management

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 Speaking Engagement
From Rocks to Docks - How Global Supply Chain Resiliency Depends Upon Plentiful REE Access
AEMA
December 09, 2021
The proliferation and complexity of today's supply chains were explained with emphasis on how companies manage risk. From there, the speaker discussed the touch points between how technology companies select and mange suppliers, and how to increase visibility and access to component that contain critical minerals, including rare earths. The session concluded with recommendations of how both industry sourcing team members, the public sector, and the AEMA community to could move the conversation forward.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Govtech, Risk Management

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

2 Webinars
The secret behind supply chain risk management as part of your digital transformation strategy
Everstream Analytics
January 25, 2022
As companies continue to deal with Covid-19 variants, port congestion, and geopolitical maneuvering, the time for manual exception management has quickly come to an end. Companies now have an imperative to incorporate risk management into their digital transformation roadmaps to increase supply chain resilience and agility.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement, Risk Management

Supply Chain Expert Series Part 2
Evercore ISI
October 14, 2021
We hosted Part 2 of our Supply Chain Expert Series this morning (see
takeaways from Part 1 here), in the form of a fireside chat with Joe
Carson, Founder and CEO of Spend Strategies. (Please ask your
Evercore ISI salesperson for the replay link if you missed the session
and see the end of this note for the full 4-part schedule as well as Mr.
Carson’s extensive bio). Mr. Carson covered many topics in our
discussion, with some differentiated focus points, including: how the
supply chains became so snarled to begin with, the beginning of the
way out and the most likely solutions (spoiler alert: technology will play
a large role), and some potential risks to “normalization” that are flying
under the radar. We provide our key takeaways from the webinar below:

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement, Risk Management

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