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Customer Relationship in Supply Chain Management

customer relationship in supply chain management

At Ingram Micro Logistics, we have a strong commitment to building customer relationship in supply chain management.





Robert Gifford

Executive Vice President, Global Logistics
Based at the company's headquarters in Santa Ana, Calif., Gifford has comprehensive responsibility and oversight for all elements of the company's distribution centers and supply-chain operations throughout the world, including the Ingram Micro Logistics fee-for-service business unit. Gifford has a strong commitment to building customer relationship in supply chain management. He joined the company in June 2010.

Gifford has more than 30 years of experience in operations and supply-chain leadership. Most recently, he served as senior vice president, global supply chain for Ecolab Inc., a Fortune 500 manufacturer and distributor serving the hospitality, institutional and industrial markets. He led all aspects of the company's supply chain globally, optimizing 37 manufacturing plants and 84 distribution sites, while integrating dozens of acquisitions during his six-year tenure.

Prior to Ecolab, Gifford was the vice president of worldwide logistics for the HP Company, where he was responsible for more than $2 billion in logistics operations encompassing everything from contracts to compliance to vendor selection and transportation. He joined HP following the 2002 acquisition of Compaq, where he spent seven years in manufacturing and supply-chain management.

Gifford holds an MBA from Texas A&M University and earned a bachelor's of science degree in manufacturing management with a minor in industrial technology from San Jose State University.

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Bill Sanders

Vice President and General Manager
Sanders oversees all aspects of the Ingram Micro Logistics business unit in the region and is charged with expanding IML's service capabilities beyond traditional IT and into new areas of expertise. The IML team in North America reports to him.

Sanders joined Ingram Micro in June, 2010. Previously, he served as senior vice president of customer development and solutions engineering at Kuehne + Nagel, one of the top-three contract logistics companies in the world, where he developed a new selling model that generated a 10-fold increase in new business over a 12-month period. Prior to that, Bill held a similar position as vice president of customer development at DHL/Exel Supply Chain where he honed his passion for building customer relationship in supply chain management.

Sanders spent the majority of his 22-year corporate career with UPS Supply Chain Solutions, where he held progressively responsible positions that included vice president of business and customer development. Prior to joining UPS, Sanders was a professional football player with the New York Jets.

Sanders earned his bachelor of arts degree in business management from California State University, Sacramento, where he focused on business-government policy, international trade and finance, negotiations and business logistics. He is based at Ingram Micro's headquarters in Santa Ana, Calif.

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