Karen Bird

Karen Bird

Global Supply Chain Practice Leader


  • Supply Chain Planning and Scheduling
  • Supply Chain Change Management
  • Project Management
  • Technology
    • AspenTech SCM
    • OMP

Karen is a Supply Planning Management Professional with over 30 years of experience in manufacturing in the Specialty Chemicals industry and in Global Supply Chain Implementation management in Specialty Chemicals, Consumer Packaged Goods and the Wine Industries. Karen has provided training and support to Supply Planners and Schedulers globally in Manugistics (JDA), SAP, AspenTech SCM (MIMI) and OMP and led the Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process and implementation for businesses from $100MM to $2.2B. In addition, Karen has managed cross-functional teams and worked with individuals at all levels of organizations to standardize/optimize processes and deliver results.

Karen received her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University and a Certificate from Stanford University Graduate School of Business in Strategies and Leadership in Supply Chains.  When Karen is not working on implementing and improving supply chain systems she is traveling, exploring, photographing different parts of the world.  She has already lived in six countries on four continents: North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.


BS in Chemical Engineering
Drexel University

Supply Chain Strategies and Leadership Certificate
Stanford University Graduate School of Business