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Neil Ackerman, Senior Director, Global Supply Chain Advanced Planning

Neil Ackerman

Senior Director, Global Supply Chain Advanced Planning, Johnson & Johnson

Mr. Neil Ackerman is the Senior Director, Global Supply Chain Advanced Planning and Innovation, for Johnson and Johnson across all segments including Pharmaceuticals, Biomedical Devices and Consumer Products. He is responsible for accelerating supply chain innovation and enablement of advanced planning processes and technologies worldwide. His team is critical in bringing value based prototyping to life within Johnson and Johnson and beyond. 

 

Prior to this role, Neil held various positions at Amazon.com, including Strategy Head for Fulfillment By Amazon and the General Manager and Inventor of the Amazon Small and Light global program. Most recently, he was the Global Director of Integrated Supply Chain, eCommerce strategy and technology innovation at Mondelez International, one of the world’s largest snack companies with brands such as Oreo, Milka, Cadbury's and Nabisco. In this role, Neil was recognized in various global publications for inventing and launching Direct To Consumer Supply Chain Models. He is an expert on eCommerce and supply chain innovations and is published, given multiple keynotes globally for his work on the eCommerce Flywheel and its impact on supply chain for a long term competitive advantage.

 

Neil holds 10 US patents and has been quoted, interviewed and written about in WSJ, Bloomberg, Inc., Forbes, Business Week, CNBC and numerous highly selective international publications. Neil is a winner of numerous leadership awards including the prestigious Amazon.com “Just Do It” Award and was a Distinguished Visitor for the US Navy in 2016. Currently, Neil sits on the local Board of Directors for After School All Stars and is an active Board Advisor for multiple start-ups globally including Flexe and Manucore. He is a graduate of University of Richmond, UVA and MIT, and he holds a PMP, MBA and MS. An active contributor to numerous academic networks at MIT and UVA, Neil lives in the United States with his family.