Talking strategic planning with Kelly Bysouth, IAC’s chief supply chain officer

Kelly Bysouth, IAC chief supply chain officer

The global tier one supplier’s top supply chain and procurement executive talks about the importance of joining up data across the network and organisation, maintaining free cash flow in inventory considerations and why she wouldn’t take the job unless she was chief supply chain officer and not only procurement.

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Rising supply chain disruption and complexity have tested the automotive sector’s supply chain resilience and robustness over the past 18 months. Automotive leaders must innovate and evolve their strategies to alleviate those pressures while planning for the demands of the future. One such leader and company taking major steps to transform supply chain and purchasing organisations has been Kelly Bysouth, chief supply chain offer at tier one supplier IAC.

Since taking on the role in 2018, she has led on innovative approaches to improve visibility, leverage data and to maintain lean inventory management and positive cash flow, even in the face of disrupted supply chains. Bysouth joins Christopher Ludwig in one-to-one fireside chat to kick off Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Global Live 2021.


Kelly Bysouth, Chief Supply Chain Officer, IAC Group


Christopher Ludwig, Editor-in-Chief, Automotive Logistics and Ultima Media

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