Hosts: Mike Ogle and Rodney Apple
In This Episode:
Chris Gaffney, shares his career story about starting with a paper route at age 8 to his early career lessons in transportation at Frito-Lay, to 25 years in supply chain with Coca-Cola, then retiring to serve as Principal at ECG to provide advice and consulting services. Chris talks about how to put pennies into and take them out of your relationship jar, his advice to students and early professionals, including mentorships, why you need to be far more comfortable with analytics and automation, plus how to balance aspiration, self-awareness, and humility to be truly successful.
Chris Gaffney Bio:
Chris Gaffney was most recently VP of Global Strategic Supply Chain at The Coca-Cola Company. After retiring from Coca-Cola in 2020, Chris now serves as a Principal at ECG, providing advice and consulting in the Supply Chain space. In his last role at Coca-Cola, he led Global Supply Chain Strategy and provided franchise leadership in the area of strategic supply chain planning. During his 25-year tenure with Coca-Cola, Chris held multiple leadership roles including President-Coca-Cola Supply, Refreshments Business Integration Strategy Lead, SVP Product Supply System Strategy, and VP of System Transformation for North America. Chris was previously the President of the National Product Supply Group, a governing body responsible for 95% of volume produced in North America. Chris is an alumnus of Georgia Tech and a board member of the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer.