ISCEA INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS
IISB (ISCEA International Standards Board) is the world leader in developing and publishing the International Supply Chain Standards. IISB works with Public and Private Organizations to set Global Supply Chain Standards. IISB also works with Governments and Trade Organizations on their Supply Chain Readiness Initiatives.
IISB is made up of a 24 member Board of Directors led by a Secretary-General and a President. IISB delegates are ISCEA management, instructors, key ISCEA staff members, ISCEA AKPs (Authorized Knowledge Providers) and selected members of their staff, Ministerial level Representatives of Governments, ISCEA Country Advisory Board Members, and selected group of Global Supply Chain Experts. The invitation only, IISB Bi-Annual Assembly takes place in Switzerland.
Dr. Charles A. Watts DBA, CSCM, Jonah
ISCEA - Executive Director
of Education & Certification Programs
Dr. Watts is a Professor in the Department of Management, Marketing, and Logistics at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He received his BSBA and MBA from Bowling Green State University and his DBA from Indiana University. Dr. Watts has published research in many publications. He conducts research and consults in the areas of supplier development, purchasing and materials management, supply chain management, warehouse location and rationalization, scheduling in service and manufacturing organizations and the TOC thinking process.
Dr. Kenneth Paetsch DBA, CSCM
CSCM™ & CSCA™ Programs
Dr. Paetsch has many years of experience in both the academic and practitioner areas. In the academic area, Dr. Paetsch has been on the faculty of Cleveland State University (CSU) and the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS). He has a BS in Physics from CSU, a MBA from Baldwin-Wallace College, and a DBA from CSU. Dr. Paetsch currently teaches courses in Operations Management for UIS, and has taught courses in Quality Management, Project Management, Lean Management, technology and Innovation, and Business Statistics. Regarding the practitioner area, Dr. Paetsch has extensive experience with the Department of Defense, defense Logistics Agency, Cleveland field office. Dr. Paetsch held several progressively more responsible positions with ranging from performing inspection and operational audits for complex nuclear reactor components, to quality Assurance duties in wide range of products.
Mr. Mike Sheahan CFPIM, CIRM, CLM, CSCM
President Emeritus, IISB
ISCEA International Standards Board
Mr. Sheahan is an expert in helping organizations craft educational programs to support their business objectives and implement lean supply chains. He has helped companies such as ABB, Caterpillar, ConAgra, Perkins-Elmer, Hayes Wheels, and Henry Pratt Valves with supply chain assessments, technology implementations, project management, educational programs, and management of supply chain improvement initiatives.
Dr. Erick C. Jones Ph.D
President, IISB - ISCEA International Standards Board
Dr. Jones is a faculty member in University of Texas in Arlington (UTA)'s engineering department, a member of the Dash7 Alliance's education committee and a member of AIM Global. He is also the co-author of RFID in Logistics: A Practical Introduction and many other publications. Dr. Jones holds a Ph.D., from University of Houston, M.S., from University of Houston, B.S., from Texas A&M University. Dr. Jones has worked for United Parcel Service (UPS), Academy Sports and Outdoors, Tompkins Associates, and Arthur Anderson, LLP.
Dr. Premkumar Rajagopal
President, ISCEA University Engagement
Prof. Dr. Premkumar is the President at Malaysia University of Science and Technology. A detail-oriented University President with 10+ years of experience in Education Industry and internationally recognized as The Supply Chain expert. He spent his early career as the Regional Supply Chain Planning Manager at Intel technology locally and Globally. In his academic journey, Prof. Premkumar graduated with honors from RMIT Melbourne University and followed by MBA at UUM and then a PhD in Supply Chain from USM as an Intel Scholar. He then completed the Balanced Scorecard Masterclass at Harvard University, personally trained by the Guru of BSC Prof. Kaplan and Prof. Norton in 2011. While in MUST, Dr. Premkumar designed the Certified Sustainable Supply Chain Professional for ISCEA Global and earned the Master Trainer title in 2021 and further appointed as the President for ISCEA Malaysia. His research interest lies in Supply Chain, ranging from theory to design, and implementation of supply chain in the industry. Dr. Premkumar has also collaborated actively with researchers internationally (ITU/UN) in several other disciplines of computer science, particularly Industry 4.0 in his latest effort to assist industry in streamlining the supply chain operation with the updated trend in digitalization. Dr. Premkumar is the Director of ISCEA SC4R Framework.
Dr. Gerald (Jerry) Ledlow Ph.D., MHA, FACHE
Health Care Committee
Dr. Ledlow is a board-certified healthcare administrator with over 33 years of successful practical and academic experience in leadership and management positions; his experience includes over eleven years in the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps, nearly three years in corporate healthcare and over nineteen years in academia. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and has led initiatives in healthcare supply chain, managed care and population health integration with value-based care systems. He has successfully led multiple teams of diverse professionals, from as many as seventy-five to smaller teams, in military, corporate, educational and academic programs. Dr. Ledlow has been a founding ‘architect’ or significant contributor to the development and launch of four (4) doctor level and seven (7) master level graduate programs in multiple delivery formats at three research universities in three states. He has co-authored nine volumes of texts/books to include a nationally recognized textbook on healthcare leadership, in 3d edition (earned a Doody’s Review Service 5 Star and 100 out of 100 score) and a national level textbook on the healthcare supply chain. Dr. Ledlow is the developer of the Dynamic Culture Leadership Model, the Inter-professional Team Model called PAARP, the Strategic Relationship Assessment Model called CAAVE with an assessment instrument called the CaT© used by the Vested Outsourcing Group™, and the Emergency Preparedness Assessment System called the GREaT© System. He is Dean of the School of Community and Rural Health at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler and former chair and a member of the MD Anderson Cancer Center – UT Health East Texas System Quality and Metrics Group.
Dr. Erich Heneke PhD, MBA, CHSCA, CMA, CFE
CHSCA™ (Certified HealthCare Supply Chain Analyst) Program
Erich Heneke is the Director of Business Integrity Continuity in Mayo Clinic’s Supply Chain Management (SCM) with focus on sound controls, fraud prevention/detection, accuracy of balance sheet accounting and other controls related work, including Mayo’s voluntary Sox compliance. Erich is a global speaker, trainer and lecturer on a variety of applicable topics for those in business, including supply chain management, financial accounting and controls, healthcare, financial reporting, business soft skills and many other topics.
Erich earned his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Minnesota. He has his Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Financial Manager (CFM), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Third Party Risk Professional (CTPRP) and is a Fellow for the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).
Mr. Mike Loughrin CFPIM, CSCP, CSCM
Lean Six Sigma Programs
Mr. Loughrin is the President of Transformance Advisors, a firm focused on advising executives in the design and execution of supply chain transformations. Mr. Loughrin is a Supply Chain Management professional with exceptional lean supply chain experience in both Industry and Consulting Services. He has helped numerous companies in the transformation to world class levels of performance through a balanced approach to defining strategy, improving processes, and leveraging the appropriate technology. Mike will help you craft a road-map for success, keep the focus on ROI, and deliver results by leveraging skills in Leadership, Knowledge Transfer, Project Management, and the application of Best Practices.
Ms. Renata Rieder Executive MBA FH, Dipl.-Ing
IISB General Assembly
Ms. Rieder is the Head of Service Management at Federal Office of Information Technology, Systems and Telecommunication for the Government of Switzerland.
Ms. Rieder has held IT management and leadership positions in private and public sector companies and helped define IT strategy and Manage and implement software systems, processes, and hardware infrastructure. Ms. Rieder is an expert on Customer Service Management, Customer Case Management, Customer Communication, and Performance Management.
Mr. David Jacoby
The Ptak Prize
Mr. David Jacoby has been consulting to global multinational companies on operations strategy and performance improvement for over 20 years. He is the President of Boston Strategies International, a firm that provides global strategy consulting, cost and price intelligence, and market data to help manufacturers achieve competitive advantage through supply chain management. Previously, he was based in Brazil, Hong Kong and France, where he consulted on strategic sourcing, purchasing and outsourcing, shipping and logistics, acquisitions, strategic alliances, capital investments, equipment, and infrastructure. He wrote The Economist Guide to Supply Chain Management, which was published by The Economist and Bloomberg Press in 2009, and has contributed 250 articles and webcasts to publications such as Oil and Gas Journal, Supply Chain Management Review, Energy Tribune, and Supply Chain Quarterly. He is a frequent speaker on the economics of oil, gas, and related supply chains at conferences worldwide, and in the course of his career he has taught Operations Management at Boston University’s graduate school of business, served as a contributing editor at the Economist Intelligence Unit, and been an economist at the World Bank. He holds or has recently held board positions and other leadership roles at APICS (the Association for Operations Management), the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and the International Supply Chain Education Alliance (ISCEA) as a member of its Ptak Prize Selection Committee, while being a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). He holds an MBA from the Wharton School, a Masters in International Business from the Lauder Institute and a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Jorge A. Morales CSCM, RFIDSCM, CSCTP, CDDP
A leading authority in empowering human resources to improve supply chain processes, Mr. Morales' expertise is well grounded in over two decades of practical experience as a successful business analyst, consultant and educator.
Mr. Morales attended the University of Strathclyde in Scotland for his MSc, and has been invited as a visiting lecturer at Tecnologico the Monterrey and Universidad Tecmilenio in Mexico.
He is certified as Supply Chain Manager (CSCM), RFID Supply Chain Manager (RFIDSCM), Supply Chain Technology Professional (CSCTP) and Demand Driven Planner (CDDP; and has trained supply chain professionals throughout many Latin American countries including Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.