the supply chain’s public face: interview with Rick Blasgen


It’s hard to imagine a higher-profile job than his former position as ConAgra’s supply chain chief, but Rick Blasgen may have found one: as the supply chain’s ambassador to the world.

By Mitch Mac Donald

When we last visited with Rick Blasgen, he was busy overhauling food giant ConAgra’s supply chains. But since our interview with him in May 2004, his career trajectory has taken an abrupt turn. Late last year, Blasgen accepted the position of president and chief executive officer of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), the profession’s premier educational association. After 23 years as a practitioner, he says, it was high time for him to give back to the profession that has offered him so many opportunities.


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