5 January 2024

United States - Supply chain leadership role is critical, Wolverine says

Footwear group Wolverine Worldwide has appointed Bishu Jayaram as its chief supply chain officer. This is a newly created role at the Michigan-based group, reports Footwearbiz.

In this position, Mr Jayaram will have responsibility for global sourcing, distribution, logistics, and integrated planning. Wolverine said he would play “a critical role in driving its ongoing transformation into a consumer-obsessed growth company”.

Mr Jayaram has more than 20 years’ experience in supply chain and sourcing roles and has served as Wolverine’s senior vice-president of global sourcing for the past two years.

Before joining Wolverine, he spent six years with VF Corporation in a variety of supply chain capacities, including leading Asia sourcing for all footwear, equipment, and packs. He also led global material supply for all apparel, footwear, and equipment.

Current president of Wolverine’s global sourcing group, Jim Zwiers, will leave the group in the early part of 2024.

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