Title: Senior Vice President -- Supply Chain Management
Reuben Slone is senior vice president of supply chain management for Walgreen Co., based in Deerfield, Ill.
In this position, Slone is responsible for inventory management and replenishment, imports, strategic sourcing, transportation, distribution center operations and logistics for the company.
Slone previously worked at OfficeMax, where he served as executive vice president of supply chain and general manager of services. In his eight years with OfficeMax, he was responsible for inventory management, transportation and warehousing, strategic sourcing, real estate, store development, facilities, print and copy, B2B technology, managed print services, and break room and facilities maintenance products businesses. In addition, Slone managed front-end inventory at OfficeMax and oversaw supplier development. Prior to joining OfficeMax, Slone held various executive positions with Whirlpool, General Motors, Federal-Mogul, EDS and Ernst & Young.
Slone has authored two articles published by Harvard Business Review: “Leading a Supply Chain Turnaround” in October 2004 and “Are You the Weakest Link in your Supply Chain?” in September 2007. In May 2010, Harvard Business Press published Slone’s first book: “The New Supply Chain Agenda.”
Slone also serves as chairman of the board of directors of Aspire of Illinois, a non-profit organization serving children and adults with developmental disabilities.
He received a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1984.