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Joe Walden Joe Walden

Executive Director | Supply Chain Leadership Center


Leadership Evangelist



Over 30 years of leadership experience on four continents. Retired Colonel from the US Army. Led an organization with over $650 mm in annual sales. Designed and operated a multi-million square foot distribution center in Kuwait to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. Consulted for FORTUNE 500 Companies and has conducted leadership seminars for companies and non-profit organizations. Recognized as one of Top 20 Logistics Executives in America for 2003 and the Supply Chain Practioner of the Year in 2004. Author of 3 books on leadership and a text book on Operations Management. Provided key note presentations on leadership at conferences worldwide.

Industry Expertise (3)

Logistics and Supply Chain

Training and Development

Business Services

Areas of Expertise (5)

Leadership Development

Supply Chain Leadership

Change Management

Reverse Logistics

Operational Excellence

Accomplishments (4)

Top 20 Logistics Executives in America (professional)

Selected by the Logistics and Supply Chain Forum and Transportation and Distribution Magazine as one of the 20 top executives in America

Demonstrated Master Logistician (professional)

Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management (professional)

Supply Chain Practitioner of the Year (professional)

Selected as the 2004 Supply and Demand Chain Executive Magazine Supply Chain Practitioner of the Year.

Education (4)

Florida Institute of Technology: MS, Systems Management 1989

Florida Institute of Technology: MBA, Logistics Management 1988

US Army Command and General Staff College: MA, Strategic Planning 2001

University of Kansas : MS, Engineering Management 2012

Affiliations (5)

  • University of Kansas
  • American Society of Engineering Managers
  • Warehousing Education and Research Council
  • US Army

Event Appearances (4)


SAPICS Regional Conference and Seminar  Durban, South Africa



Northern Iowa Annual Seminar  Clearlake, Iowa


South Africa Production and Inventory Control Society   Cape Town, South Africa



APICS International Conference  Pittsburgh, PA


Sample Talks (1)

Benchmarking and Modeling Leadership

Developing personal leadership skills while learning how to model leadership and a methodology to benchmark personal leadership styles and practices.



  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Author Appearance
  • Corporate Training


1000 to 3500 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee