Jack Allen is the Senior Director of Global Logistics for Cisco Systems Supply Chain Operations group. Cisco Systems is the worldwide leader in IT and networking, with $50B in revenues annually. 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, 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’s current focus is creating innovative solutions for Cisco through the Logistics 3.0 Initiative – a signature program that drives cost savings, new logistics product offerings and forward thinking solutions 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 Logistics 3.0 is that it has paid for itself: the Logistics organization has generated significant cost savings and shareholder value over the years, up to and beyond one additional cent of earnings per share.
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 25 years’ 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.