Catalant to Host Webinar on Supply Chain Transformation for Fortune 1000 Companies

Expert supply chain practitioners share advice on how organizations can achieve resilience amid times of ongoing disruption during June 8 webinar


WHAT: Catalant, the leading agile consulting marketplace platform, today announced that it will host a live webinar focused on boosting supply chain resiliency on June 8 at noon ET. Longtime experts specializing in supply chain optimization and digital transformation, Kara Yokley and Benjamin Grant of RRDS Chicago, will lead a dynamic discussion with early-stage supply chain technology venture capital pioneer Brian Aoaeh of REFASHIOND Ventures. Yokley, Grant, and Aoaeh have decades of collective operational and academic experience in tackling complex supply chain operations challenges for multinational corporations.

The webinar will focus on the following topics:

– Why global supply chains have proven brittle in recent years and the macroeconomic factors compounding the challenges faced

– The common misconceptions around lean supply chain management and its applicability to various industries

– How corporations can engage with early-stage startups to discover new technology innovations for supply chain and operations management

– How companies can boost supply chain resiliency through more timely and flexible management of tangible and intangible resources

– How human capital management diversification can improve resiliency and promote stability in times of uncertainty

Throughout the webinar, attendees can expect to discover actionable solutions for future-proofing supply chains against ongoing and emergent threats. Attendees can also utilize the Q&A function within the webinar platform to get real-time advice and expertise on their specific supply chain and transformation challenges.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at noon ET.

WHERE: Catalant webinar hosted over Zoom; register to attend for free here.

About Kara Yokley:

Kara Yokley, founder of RRDS Chicago, is an analytics strategist who helps established companies draw insights from existing data. With her team of PhD data scientists, she has worked with companies as varied as GE, Tenneco, Kraft Foods, and some of the world’s largest financial services firms. She is the creator of the MOTO framework, which provides a roadmap for non-technical business managers to direct and successfully navigate complex data science initiatives. As an analytics translator, she excels at bridging the gap between business use cases and their technical implementation. She has an AB in applied mathematics from Harvard University, and an MBA in finance from the Wharton School, where she graduated a Palmer Scholar.

About Benjamin Grant:

Benjamin Grant is an assistant professor in the College of Business at Clemson University and the Chief Data Scientist at RRDS Chicago. He was formerly a visiting assistant professor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and before that was a partner and head of Research at Absolute Return Strategies. He earned his BS in Mathematics and MS in Quantitative Analysis from University of Cincinnati, and his PhD in Operations Management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

About Brian Aoaeh, CFA:

Brian Aoaeh is a Cofounder and General Partner of REFASHIOND Ventures, an emerging venture capital fund manager that invests in early-stage supply chain technology. He co-founded The Worldwide Supply Chain Federation, and is an Adjunct Professor of Supply Chain & Operations Management at the Tandon School of Engineering at New York University. He earned a BA with a double major in Mathematics and Physics from Connecticut College, and an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University. He is also a CFA Charterholder.

About Catalant:

The future of work is smart and flexible. Catalant connects enterprises with elite independent consultants and firms to solve their critical business problems quickly and efficiently via an all-in-one digital platform, and gives the most sophisticated expert talent in the world the autonomy and partnership they need to thrive in a new era of agile work. Catalant’s Enterprise Marketplace Offering (EMO) provides custom implementation, compliance and worker classification capabilities, contracting, reporting tools, and high-touch, white-glove support to empower enterprises to use agile talent to achieve their business goals and harness the transformative power of strategy at scale. Thousands of top global companies — including more than 30% of the Fortune 100 — trust Catalant to be their stable partner, even in unstable times.


Kellie Sink

Walker Sands, for Catalant