Jack Allen is the Senior Director of Global Logistics for Cisco’s Supply Chain Operations organization. Cisco is the worldwide leader in IT and networking, with approximately $50B in annual revenues. Cisco helps companies of all sizes transform how people connect, communicate, and collaborate.
In his role, Jack manages logistics activities that support all of Cisco’s product revenue and returns. This includes forward and reverse logistics (to include Circular Economy initiatives), export operations, transportation, warehousing, packaging engineering, customer logistics and logistics innovation practices. Jack’s team manages an end-to-end ecosystem of global partners consisting of the best and most innovative logistics corporations in the world. The Cisco network includes more than a dozen warehouses and ships over 250,000 units daily.
As a Supply Chain thought-leader, Jack also focuses on creating innovative solutions, which drive cost savings, new logistics product offerings, and forward-thinking applications across Cisco’s logistics network and beyond. His team has transformed Cisco to align and lead industry best practices, while delivering the best customer experience.
One outcome of Jack’s efforts, Logistics 3.0, accelerated process transformation and evolution, while more than paying for itself. The Logistics organization has generated significant cost savings and shareholder value over the years, which, by itself accounts for more than one additional cent of earnings per share, annually.
Jack currently serves on the board of Georgia Tech’s Supply Chain and Logistics Institute and on the Georgia Chamber of Commerce’s Technology Committee. He joined Cisco through the Scientific-Atlanta acquisition, and brings over 30 years of experience in manufacturing and supply chain.
On a personal note, he and his wife also coach two robotics teams of young students (ages 6 to 13) as part of Cisco’s STEM initiative to increase diversity and participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math for school-age children.