Joe Andraski is founder of Collaborative Energizer LLC, which specializes in collaborative business practices, change management, and supply chain technology.
He was the President and CEO of VICS (Voluntary Inter-Industry Commerce Solutions) Association for 8 years, having led the retail industry in the pursuit of item-level radio frequency identification (RFID). Prior to joining VICS Andraski held several positions with Nabisco Foods Inc., to include VP of supply chain management, VP of customer marketing and VP of national sales.
He led the Nabisco Sales organization through a major change management initiative, reducing head count by 50% and reducing sales expense, as a percent of sales, from 12% to under 6%, at the same time exceeding forecasted sales.
Andraski was also active with Grocery Manufacturers Association, serving as the chair for the logistics committee and was a member of the Efficient Consumer Response Operating committee. Upon leaving Nabisco, he served as a Senior VP of OMI, Inc. a retail software provider, marketing superior retail software for 5 years.
Andraski is considered the father of Collaborative Planning Forecasting and Replenishment. Under his leadership CPFR is now a common business practice found around the world. He developed the VICS CPFR Certification Program that has been delivered to commercial and military entities. His most recent success was developing the VICS Item Level RFID Initiative.
He is currently leading an industry movement of over 200 companies working on communications, the business case and the getting started committee. He graduated cum laude from the University of Scranton.