Education and Research Practitioner Board
Patrick Van Hull
Industry Thought Leader
Patrick believes that everything is part of a supply chain, from the food on your table, to electricity in your home, to the apps installed to your phone. As such, he has the privilege of telling the stories about how all of these parts connect and why supply chain matters.
Patrick is an industry thought leader within the Kinaxis Strategy Office. His diverse career in supply chain began as a practitioner with roles in inventory management at CVS Health, supply demand management at Apple, and inventory and production planning at both Rio Tinto and Dell. Following his time in the high-tech, mining and consumer products industries, Patrick was a research vice president at SCM World, and then Gartner. There, Patrick’s responsibilities included leading research coverage on S&OP and integrated business planning, while also partnering with senior executives to advance the capabilities of their supply chains via facilitation of group workshops, one-on-one strategy development calls and exclusive networking events Prior to joining Kinaxis, Patrick was a part of the Digital Supply Networks practice within Deloitte Consulting. Patrick holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Duke University. He currently resides in Rhode Island.