Wednesday 24th November 2021, 16:00 (BST)

The future role of airfreight in global supply chains

Join this SupplyChainTalk to answer some of the biggest questions facing the supply chain industry including: 

  • Will airfreight play an increasingly important role in keeping global supply chains running smoothly, post pandemic?
  • How can the air freight industry improve with the use of digital innovations?
  • How to balance the speed but potentially higher cost of airfreight with lower cost but longer lead times of sea freight


Duncan Brock

Leadership Team at CIPS, SupplyChainTalk Host

Duncan Brock is a member of the leadership team of CIPS. He’s had a specific interest throughout his career on implementing category management and developing the skills and capabilities of procurement teams. His procurement experience comes from working for Ford, Mars, Black & Decker, NTL (now Virgin Media) and RSA. He is also a CIPS spokesperson for conferences and media interviews on supply chain matters.

Homero Escandón

VP of Manufacturing – OpEx & Supply Chain, Biotix 

Homero has over 24 years’ experience in Operations and Supply Chain roles across multiple industries.
He is currently Vice President of Manufacturing (Opex & Supply Chain) for Biotix, Inc. – a world class
manufacturer of laboratory consumables and liquid handling solutions. He is also currently President of
ASCM San Diego Chapter. Prior to Biotix, Homero held positions at Northrop Grumman, LISI Aerospace,
and United Technologies Corporation. Homero also spent 11 years active duty in the United States
Marine Corps, including two deployments to Iraq in support of the Global War on Terrorism.
Homero holds a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership and a Master of Business
Administration. His certifications include Certified Supply Chain Professional – Fellow (CSCP-F), Certified
in Logistics, Transportation & Distribution – Fellow (CLTD-F), Certified in Production & Inventory
Management (CPIM), Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (LSSMBB), Project Management Professional
(PMP), Certified Professional in Distribution & Warehousing (CPDW), Certified Supplier Quality
Professional (CSQP), and Certified DISC Practitioner.

Homero is a Lead Lean instructor at Biotix. He is also a Master APICS Instructor, teaches extended
learning programs at CSU San Marcos, and teaches supply chain courses at University of Arizona Global

In his time away from work, teaching, & volunteering; Homero enjoys cooking, bike riding, hiking,
watching 80’s movies, and reading.

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