Helene is a supply chain innovator with global and national experience, and currently serves as Chief Procurement Officer at Guckenheimer Enterprises. From 2012-2017, Helene had oversight of a procurement team as well as water, waste, and energy initiatives as Global Director, Responsible Business, for Compass Group at Google. Prior to that she was national director of purchasing strategy, and director of strategic initiatives, for Bon Appetit Management Company.
Food industry innovators, business leaders, directors of procurement, and leaders of sustainability initiatives within companies who want to understand, shape, and drive supply chains to make them environmentally responsible and strategically practical.
Todays’ consumers are increasingly savvy about where their food is grown, what goes into it, and how many miles it has to travel before it arrives on their grocery store shelves. They are not alone. Environmental organizations are pressing for sustainable use of the earth’s resources, while government agencies around the globe re-examine their approach to agricultural development. A movement to “clean meat” is taking hold. Building Supply Chains for a Sustainable Future will help food business leaders design supply chains through a systems approach—one that takes into account these interconnected forces of climate change, global food production, responsible sourcing, and distribution. The course will help you develop tool sets needed to map out existing supply chains in order to analyze them for advantages and inefficiencies. You’ll learn how state-of-the art procurement systems can help your food business build a competitive edge while actually strengthening the health of our food system. Best of all, you’ll finish the course with your own supply chain roadmap that can guide the real decisions you make for your business as you put it on a path to profitable sustainability.
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One of the most accomplished experts in food supply chain design and implementation in the world, lead faculty Helene York oversees a procurement team for Compass Group at Google. Previously Helene served as national director of purchasing strategy, and director of strategic initiatives, for Bon Appetit Management Company. Helene graduated from Harvard College and the Yale School of Management.