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Kevin Brown

Chief Supply Chain Officer, Dell

Kevin Brown is Dell’s vice president of Global Operations and chief supply chain officer. In this role, he oversees the company’s global supply chain activities, including demand planning, procurement, manufacturing, logistics and fulfillment. Prior to this role, Kevin served as Dell’s chief procurement officer.

Kevin joined Dell in 1998 and has served in leadership roles for the company’s Product Group and Worldwide Procurement organizations. He also has helped lead manufacturing operations at its Malaysia, Tennessee, and Texas manufacturing and fulfillment facilities. Before joining Dell, Kevin worked for more than a decade in the U.S. shipbuilding industry.

Kevin’s leadership extends beyond Dell to his work with several philanthropic, civic and non-profit organizations. He is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) board of directors and Howard University’s Center for Excellence in Supply Chain Management board of directors. In addition, he is on the executive advisory board for CAPS Research at Arizona State University.

He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Massachusetts and master’s degree in engineering management from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

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Today we mostly operate in what’s known as a linear economy: we use raw materials to make goods that get used and then are disposed of as waste. It’s a one-way conveyor belt that pulls resources out of the economy. Landfilled, buried, unused in a warehouse—everything that made up those products is locked away, no longer usable. In a circular...