20. Interview with Mr. Brent Beabout of Office Depot

Introduction

This chapter consists of a series of questions and answers from an interview with a leading supply chain executive. The objective of this chapter is to provide a practitioner’s perspective on the subject of life cycle issues in supply chain management. Other related subjects are also discussed in the interview.

About the Interviewee

Mr. Brent Beabout is currently serving as the Senior Vice President, Supply Chain at Office Depot, leading all facets of the supply chain for the $11.5 billion, multichannel global retailer. Prior to joining Office Depot, he served as Vice President of Engineering at DHL Express and Director, Operations Engineering at Amazon.com. He holds degrees from ...

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