Areas of expertise

Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management

Background

Andrea holds a BA in Supply Chain Management (Arizona State University) and an MBA (Arizona State University). As Director of Global Logistics at Fitbit, Andrea manages all aspects of postponement/pack-out, fulfillment, transportation, distribution centre management, global trade compliance, and returns management. Prior to joining Fitbit, Andrea had roles at Intel, Gallo, Apple, Intermec and Amazon. These roles spanned procurement, freight security, new product project management, and logistics across 15 years.

Research opportunity

Primary supervisor: Professor Richard Wilding

Shared Leadership in Supply Chain Internal Integrations.

Internal integrations are critically important for SCM success. However, a significant amount of companies have failed with internal integration implementations. At the core of integrations are people, relationships, and influence of others (leadership), however it was found that these aspects are rarely studied as antecedents to successful internal integrations. Further research is needed on human behaviour and influence of leadership practices in SC internal integrations. This research will study Shared leadership practices and whether they influence SC internal integrations.

Sector: High-technology firms

Research methods: Mixed methods: case studies of firms that include questionnaires and follow-on interviews

Why I chose Cranfield: I chose to study at Cranfield because of its focus on high quality academic supply chain management research, its triple accreditations, and also its focus of “knowledge into action”. The part-time PhD enables me to pursue my academic education, while continuing as a practitioner working in the area of global supply chain management.