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DeAnna Lester, CPSM

Director, Supply Chain Engineering


Tuesday: 11:30AM - 12:30PM - Kokopelli 2

Track 4 Session: 7

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DeAnna is employed by Walgreens Boots Alliance where she is a Director of Supply Chain Engineering managing capital projects for their material handling equipment and facility infrastructure for the distribution center network. She completed her undergraduate studies from the Illinois Institute of Technology, earning a Bachelor of Science in Operations Management. She also has earned a Master’s degree in Supply Chain Management from Elmhurst College and holds a professional certification in Supply Management from The Institute of Supply Management.

DeAnna also is an adjunct professor at Elmhurst College teaching Supplier Certification in their Masters of Supply Chain Management program. With over 20 years of supply chain experience, both within automotive manufacturing and retail, she has a proven track record of analyzing, improving, and transforming organizational processes while delivering value through the reduction of total cost of ownership and effective improvements that improve end to end performance.



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