John Deere Reman
Supply Management Manager
Jimmy Spencer is the manager of Supply Management for John Deere Reman. Jimmy provides strategic direction and leadership for the Supply Management team that includes the responsibility in Springfield and Strafford, Missouri and Edmonton, Alberta Canada.
Jimmy has been with John Deere for over 15 years. Prior to his current role, Jimmy was the manager of manufacturing engineering in Indaiatuba Brazil.
Technical Track 4: Grow Your Business Through Innovative Partnerships & Collaboration
Moderated discussion where panelists will share the innovation challenges each of them experienced, and how they joined forces with peer companies, universities, or Manufacturing USA Institutes to rapidly solve problems and train employees at a fraction of the cost. Discussion will focus on the 1) the value of collaborative innovation, 2) different collaboration models/approaches, 3) how to identify potential collaborators, 4) keys to successfully managing collaborative innovation. Hear first-hand how organizations like yours leveraged collaborations to help them develop novel products, processes, services, and business models that impacted their top-line and bottom growth.