#MillenniumLive: The Courage To Think BIG

To kick off this week of Digital Supply Chain Transformation, we welcome a partner that’s empowering breakthrough innovations, to Millennium Live. Milliken develops everything from new molecules to new products that protect first responders, help wounds heal faster, protect our food, and make environments healthier. Joining the podcast is Darren O’Connor, Senior Client Lead and Shawn Smith, Director of Client Development – NA at Milliken. Together they discuss how the recent global shift in supply chain dynamics impacted traditional SC model, especially the increase in e-commerce and consumer demands for faster delivery. They also tackle how Milliken dealing with the current supply chain challenges and the steps they take to understand client requirements & opportunities.

Darren has worked for Milliken & Company for over 17 years, starting as a Product/Process Improvement Engineer in Milliken’s Automotive Division, holding roles as a Process Improvement Leader & Site Leader supporting the organization with health & safety, Performance/Operational Excellence. As a Senior Client Lead, Darren partners with organizations at all levels in the strategic and tactical implementation of Leadership, Health & Safety, Supply Chain and Performance Excellence.

Shawn has worked for Milliken & Company for over 15 years. He started as a Product and Process Improvement Engineer in Milliken’s textile division. He has held many different positions within multiple Milliken manufacturing sites. After his role as a PPI Engineer he held many positions such as, Production Leader, MPS Specialist, Senior Production Leader, PPI Manager, and Supply Chain Leader. Shawn’s role as an MPS Specialist at the Columbus, NC site was instrumental in developing it into a model site for the company and helping the new PSbyM (process solutions by Milliken) business create its initial education material.

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About Milliken & Company

Milliken & Company is a global manufacturing leader whose focus on materials science delivers tomorrow’s breakthroughs today. From industry-leading molecules to sustainable innovations, they create products that enhance people’s lives and deliver solutions for customers and communities. Their commitment to driving change for more sustainable outcomes is at the core of everything they do.

Their innovative capabilities can help people solve challenges. Their extensive portfolio includes thousands of patents varying in a diverse range of applications across industries including textile, specialty chemical, flooring and healthcare businesses. Milliken knows that the best ideas are born by empowering the brightest people. That’s why they give their teams the tools they need to imagine world-changing solutions and then realize their vision. They focus on insights and innovation to develop everything from new molecules to new products that protect first responders, help wounds heal faster, protect food, and make environments healthier. At Milliken, we make products that make people’s lives better.

At Milliken, they foster a culture of integrity and excellence, encouraging their talented team of curious minds to push boundaries and uncover new possibilities. Together they strive to positively impact the world around for generations to come.

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