Melanie Cook
Guest speaker

Melanie Cook

Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer, Melanie is part of the Executive Council for GE Appliances, a Haier company. She is responsible for operational excellence across Supply Chain and Digital Technology. Some of Melanie’s past positions include Executive Audit Manager GE Capital Europe; President, Azdel Inc.; Global Marketing Director GE Plastics; General Manager, Industrial Communications GE Energy and General Manager Cooking Products GE Appliances. Prior to her current role, she was Vice President Sourcing GE Appliances.
Melanie serves as a Trustee on the board of Family Scholar House, a non-profit whose mission is to end the cycle of poverty through education. She also serves on the Board of Directors for AHAM (Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers); Mabe, a leading appliance manufacturer based in Mexico and NAM, the National Association of Manufacturers. She recently joined the Executive Advisory Boards for Boom! – the global community enabling development and career progression for women in Supply Chain and Gartner’s Supply Chain EAB.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a specialty in Decision and Information Sciences from the University of Florida.
Melanie and her husband Brian have two children and reside in Louisville, Kentucky.
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Tuesday, November 03, 2020 12:45 PM|Tuesday, November 03, 2020 01:30 PM
Case Study: Creating a Customer Centric Supply Chain

In two shorts years, GE Appliances’ digital transformation has dramatically changed how the company interacts with its owners. With the future of appliance manufacturing leaning toward mass customization, GE Appliances is building the capability to manufacture appliances specific to every owner’s needs through investments in technology to create smart factories and distribution centers. Hear how the investments in technology are driving faster and better innovation, improved quality, less waste and more fulfilled employees.

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