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Susan DeSandre

Susan DeSandre

Executive Leader

Susan DeSandre has been a supply chain executive at both Apple and Ford responsible for large global supply bases.  Many companies ignore the tremendous opportunities of supplier partnerships in order to chase dubious short-term gains. Susan will share how the same working together principles worked at two extremely different companies and improved, relationships, costs and most importantly, the resulting products.

  • Holds an MBA in finance from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s in packaging from Michigan State University.
  • Presently serves as an Advisor to Röchling Automotive in Mannheim Germany and is a Board Member of TheatreUntitled, a start-up, nonprofit, Theatre Company in New York, NY.
Articles by Susan DeSandre
Development is a Team Sport
Jim Morgan shares the stories of three teams (Schilliung Robotics being the first) who’ve used and benefitted by adopting these practices.    More »
Want Better Relations and Results from Suppliers? Hear Two Execs Explain the Benefits of "Matched Pair” Leadership
New products and service development does not stop at the exterior walls of your company. Outside suppliers play critical roles, but the relationships between companies and suppliers are often akin to cage fighting. That's where the innovative “matched pair” process comes in to dramatically improve relationships as well as business performance. Listen to a matched pair of executives describe the process. More »