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Visionary Award: Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Kimberly-Clark Corporation, a CPG leader whose trusted brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Kimberly-Clark is in the in the midst of a digital transformation, applying NextGen technologies to take its supply chain to the next level. Among its innovations is a new logistics tool known as Early AM Release and Leveling. EARL uses artificial intelligence to optimize truckload shipments from Kimberly-Clark factories to its distribution centers and avoid order bunching, the phenomenon that happens when there is an unexpected spike in shipments from the plants to the DCs.


Scott DeGroot
VP Global Distribution & Planning
Kimberly-Clark Corporation


Bob TrebilcockBob Trebilcock
NextGen Program Director; Editorial Consultant
Supply Chain Management Review


  • Scott DeGroot
    Scott DeGroot
    VP Global Distribution and Planning
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation

    Scott is currently the Vice President of Global Distribution and Planning, at Kimberly-Clark Corporation. In this role, Scott and his team are accountable for Planning, S&OP, Customer-facing Logistics, Physical Logistics Operating Excellence, On-Time In-Full and North American Transport. His team delivers our products to our consumers efficiently and effectively, every day, every time, and everywhere.

    Prior to this role, Scott was the General Manager of Kimberly-Clark’s Eastern Grocery team in North America. Scott’s accountabilities included driving over $650MM in revenue through a highly engaged team that included Ahold, Wakefern, HEB, Publix, Delhaize and BiLo Holdings. During his 30+ years at Kimberly-Clark, Scott has held ever increasing areas of accountability and leadership including: Director of Supply Chain Strategy; Director of Consumer Planning; Director of Distribution Operations; Director of Transportation Procurement and Analysis; Director of Transportation Operations; and Regional Logistics Leader in Chester, PA, where he led all logistics operations at the largest tissue site in the Kimberly-Clark network.

    Scott and his wife Pam live in Knoxville, TN and have 2 children – Henry and George. They enjoy soccer, running, spending time outdoors and traveling to new cities.

Event Information


Wednesday Oct 18, 2023


9:55 am - 10:20 pm


Madison Ballroom, 8th Floor

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