Hosts: Mike Ogle and Rodney Apple
In This Episode:
We were able to speak with Tray Anderson. He shares his passion for understanding the total picture of a supply chain and how his wide variety of companies and assignments have enabled that perspective. He also talks about how he values team members that bring a combination of expertise, curiosity, and the ability to learn and grow. He cautions against groupthink and encourages a focus on asking the tough questions regarding how to improve customer experience based on a deeper understanding of customer needs. His career advice includes the growing importance of nimbleness, plus stretching yourself to grow, and not letting perfection be the enemy of good.
Who is Tray Anderson?
Tray Anderson performs Supply Chain Strategy & Network Design for Office Depot. He has been a trusted strategic partner to Chief Executive Officers, Boards of Directors, and other executive stakeholders. Throughout his career, he has led large, matrixed organizations in supply chain design and optimization, applied insights, business cases, capital funding, and other key approaches that enable and evolve long-term roadmaps, and navigate businesses toward market leadership. Tray’s career in supply chain included positions at Cushman & Wakefield, Fortna, CHEP, Home Depot, and Menlo Logistics.