Senior Director, Global Supply Chain Advanced Planning and Innovation Johnson and Johnson
Mr. Neil Ackerman is the
Senior Director, Global Supply Chain Advanced Planning and Innovation, for
Johnson and Johnson across all segments including Pharmaceuticals,
Biomedical Devices and Consumer Products.He isresponsible for
accelerating supply chain innovation and enablement of advanced planning
processes and technologies worldwide. His team is critical in bringing value
based prototyping to life within Johnson and Johnson and beyond.
Prior to this role, Neil held
various positions at Amazon.com, including Strategy Head for Fulfillment By
Amazon and the General Manager and Inventor of the Amazon Small and Light
global program. Most recently, he was the Global Director of Integrated Supply
Chain, eCommerce strategy and technology innovation at Mondelez International,
one of the world’s largest snack companies with brands such as Oreo, Milka,
Cadbury's and Nabisco. In this role, Neil was recognized in various
global publications for inventing and launching a Direct To Consumer Supply
Chain Model for many snack brands including Oreo and Cadbury. He is an expert
on eCommerce and supply chain innovations and is published, given multiple
keynotes globally for his work on the eCommerce Flywheel and its impact on
supply chain for a long term competitive advantage.
Neil holds 10 US patents and
has been quoted, interviewed and written about in WSJ, Bloomberg, Inc., Forbes,
Business Week, CNBC and numerous highly selective international publications.
Neil is a winner of numerous leadership awards including the prestigious Amazon.com
“Just Do It” Award and was a Distinguished Visitor for the US Navy in
2016. Currently, Neil sits on the local Board of Directors for After
School All Stars, a charity providing After School services to 75,000 children
across the USA and is an active Board Advisor for multiple start-ups globally
including Flexe, the “airbnb of warehousing.” He is a graduate of University
of Richmond, UVA and MIT, and he holds a PMP, MBA and MS. An active contributor
to numerous academic networks at MIT and UVA, Neil lives in the United States
with his wife, 3 children and a goofy dog.
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