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Oklahoma State University

Maxwell, Gary

Gary received his BS degree in Industrial Engineering and Management at OSU in 1985.  He also earned a Retail Supply Chain Certification (RSCC) and is Certified in Production and Inventory Management by APICS.

Mr. Maxwell has dedicated his career to the advancement of global supply chain management, having entered that phase of his exceptional career with Caldor in Norwalk, CT where he rose to the level of Senior VP.  He held responsibility for inventory management, developing and meeting inventory budgets for all departments, and managed the automatic replenishment system with team of 90 inventory managers.  He planned and executed import strategies for key categories of merchandise and achieved customer expectations for in-stock product by category. 

He then joined Walmart in Northwest Arkansas where he spent 14 years. He served as Vice President of Sam’s Club Logistics where he managed 19 U.S. Sam’s Club distribution facilities and held P&L responsibility for Sam’s distribution network; Vice President of U.S. Logistics Engineering where he led engineering team opening of 11 new distribution centers in one year and implemented a new freight identification system, reducing errors and increasing throughput; Senior Vice President of U.S. Merchandise Replenishment where he managed over $20 billion of merchandise inventory in U.S. stores and distribution centers; Senior Vice President of International Supply chain where he held responsibility for network design, developing a 5-year network plan and capital requirements, and developed talent for country logistics leadership teams; and Senior Vice President of Global Business Process Team where he identified best practices for supply chain and inventory flow in Walmart networks and identified $400 million of savings projects.

Gary was then Founder and President of Maxwell Value Chain which provides replenishment services and supply chain improvement consultation to retail suppliers ranging from $50 million food companies to Fortune 500 CPG companies. He went on to be Chief Solutions Officer of Orchestro in Rogers, AR which provides demand analytics software solutions to retail suppliers composed of Fortune 500 CPG, food and apparel companies. His extensive experience has culminated in being Chief Supply Chain Officer of Dollar Tree, Inc., where he provides leadership to 23 distribution centers and over 5,000 associates.