Brad Pederson joins Caravan Ingredients as supply chain manager. In this role, Pederson will manage the corporate demand planning and APS functions at the Lenexa, Kan.-based company, as well as shepherd best practice solutions regarding inventory optimization. He also will be responsible for leading Caravan Ingredients through some of its key company initiatives, including stock-keeping unit (SKU) optimization, collaborative planning and inventory optimization.
Pederson brings extensive experience with supply chain functions to the company. He has held various leadership roles with The Timken Co., including demand and inventory manager, supply chain continuous improvement specialist, principal engineer and senior product development engineer.
“We are excited to welcome Brad to the Caravan Ingredients organization,” says Matt Kunz, vice president of supply chain. “Brad’s professional leadership experience in inventory management, coupled with his impressive academic credentials, will help us deliver outstanding supply chain solutions for our valuable customers.”