2021 Pros to Know Names SME Executives

March 17, 2021


For the past 21 years, Supply & Demand Chain Executive has announced the “Pros to Know” Awards to recognize supply chain executives, as well as service providers, who helped companies meet the supply chain challenges of the current business climate. We all know 2020 was particularly challenging for supply chains across the globe and industry leaders everywhere went into overdrive. So, for three of SME’s leadership team – John Haber, Matt Huckeba and Melissa Runge - to be included in this prestigious group of executives is an achievement worth shouting about.

John Haber is the Founder and CEO of Spend Management Experts. With over 25 years of supply chain experience, John has helped some of the world’s leading brands drive greater efficiencies through their supply chain operations while reducing transportation, distribution and fulfillment costs.  Haber is widely considered one of the logistics industry’s foremost thought leaders on transportation spend management.

As Chief Operating Officer, Matt Huckeba is responsible for the business and financial operations of the company. Bringing over a decade of operations experience to SME, Matt manages the day-to-day operations of the business as well as cross-functional processes and strategic direction. Specific areas of focus also include client delivery and management, financial operations, legal workflow, compliance policy and implementation, and overall process improvements.

As Vice President of Analytical Solutions at Spend Management Experts, Melissa Runge serves as a strategy consultant, bringing transparency and understanding to clients’ supply chain spend across primary logistics disciplines including transportation, fulfillment and distribution.  She focuses on increasing bottom-line profitability through managing strategic initiatives, customer agreements and go-to market strategies for clients.

See the list of official winners here.

About Supply & Demand Chain Executive
Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, utilizing hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints and unbiased case studies to steer executives and supply management professionals through the complicated, yet critical, world of supply and demand chain enablement to gain competitive advantage.

 


ABOUT SPEND MANAGEMENT EXPERTS

Spend Management Experts provides strategic guidance to optimize your supply chain. Using cost modeling technology and market intelligence, we help companies with their transportation, distribution and fulfillment spend. Often large shippers can reduce their spend across the supply chain by 20% or more. We specialize in reducing distribution costs, increasing efficiencies, dynamic reporting, greater budgeting and forecasting accuracy and optimizing supply chain execution. We leverage our proprietary models to identify savings and build negotiation strategies based on data and business cases. As industry experts, our fresh approach provides clients with straightforward details on exactly how savings are derived. Spend Management Experts is your competitive edge, delivered.

Connect with Spend Management Experts on TwitterLinkedIn, and the Spend Management Experts blog.

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2021 Pros to Know Names SME Executives

March 17, 2021


For the past 21 years, Supply & Demand Chain Executive has announced the “Pros to Know” Awards to recognize supply chain executives, as well as service providers, who helped companies meet the supply chain challenges of the current business climate. We all know 2020 was particularly challenging for supply chains across the globe and industry leaders everywhere went into overdrive. So, for three of SME’s leadership team – John Haber, Matt Huckeba and Melissa Runge - to be included in this prestigious group of executives is an achievement worth shouting about. John Haber is the Founder and CEO of Spend Management Experts. With over 25 years of supply chain experience, John has helped some of the world’s leading brands drive greater efficiencies through their supply chain operations while reducing transportation, distribution and fulfillment costs.  Haber is widely considered one of the logistics industry’s foremost thought leaders on transportation spend management. As Chief Operating Officer, Matt Huckeba is responsible for the business and financial operations of the company. Bringing over a decade of operations experience to SME, Matt manages the day-to-day operations of the business as well as cross-functional processes and strategic direction. Specific areas of focus also include client delivery and management, financial operations, legal workflow, compliance policy and implementation, and overall process improvements. As Vice President of Analytical Solutions at Spend Management Experts, Melissa Runge serves as a strategy consultant, bringing transparency and understanding to clients’ supply chain spend across primary logistics disciplines including transportation, fulfillment and distribution.  She focuses on increasing bottom-line profitability through managing strategic initiatives, customer agreements and go-to market strategies for clients. See the list of official winners here. About Supply & Demand Chain Executive Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, utilizing hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints and unbiased case studies to steer executives and supply management professionals through the complicated, yet critical, world of supply and demand chain enablement to gain competitive advantage.  


ABOUT SPEND MANAGEMENT EXPERTS

Spend Management Experts provides strategic guidance to optimize your supply chain. Using cost modeling technology and market intelligence, we help companies with their transportation, distribution and fulfillment spend. Often large shippers can reduce their spend across the supply chain by 20% or more. We specialize in reducing distribution costs, increasing efficiencies, dynamic reporting, greater budgeting and forecasting accuracy and optimizing supply chain execution. We leverage our proprietary models to identify savings and build negotiation strategies based on data and business cases. As industry experts, our fresh approach provides clients with straightforward details on exactly how savings are derived. Spend Management Experts is your competitive edge, delivered. Connect with Spend Management Experts on TwitterLinkedIn, and the Spend Management Experts blog.

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