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John Foster, MBA

John Foster, MBA

Director, Supply Chain & Operations

Greater Chicago Area

Global Supply Chain and Operations Executive

Supply Chain professional who has led many different areas of a large multinational Supply Chain focused company – including Purchasing, Transportation, Global Sourcing, and Operations

Purchasing, procurement, strategic sourcing, global sourcing, vendor management, transportation management, distribution operations, logistics, supply chain network design, mergers & acquisition

IT, Quality, Continuous Improvement, Customer Service, Engineering, SAP, ERP, Leanlogistics, Transplace, ISO 9001.

Accomplished in:
Strategic Planning and Implementation
Strategic Sourcing | Supplier Relationship Management
Continuous Improvement | Operational Excellence
Productivity | Cost Reduction | Profit Improvement
Mergers | Acquisitions | Integrations
Performance Measurement
Capacity and Capital Planning
Capital Expenditure Management
Network Optimization
Project/Program Management
Coaching | Mentoring | Team Building | Training
Multi-Site Management
Translating Business Needs to IT Requirements
Understanding the Supply Chain Impact on the Customer


  • Strategy Leader - Global Product Supply, Global Business Systems, and R&D (SC Johnson)
  • Senior Manager, Contact Center Operations (Grainger)
  • Director, Supply Chain Integration (SC Johnson)
  • Transportation Leader - North America (SC Johnson)
  • Director, Supply Chain & Operations -- Stasher (SC Johnson)
  • Biomedical Engineer (NASA)
  • Director, Purchasing Operations (Grainger)


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