Jeffrey Tazelaar

Jeffrey Tazelaar, Global Director ISC Innovation, Dow Chemical Company

For more than 120 years, Dow has strived to create value through its diversified, market-driven portfolio of specialty chemicals, advanced materials, AgroSciences, and plastics businesses.

Jeffrey Tazelaar is the Global Director on the ISC Innovation team at The Dow Chemical Company.  In this role, he leads a group of innovation experts located in a world-class digital center on the next generation of technologies, processes, and organization alignment that will drive best-in-class customer and employee experience across Demand Planning to Fulfill.

Prior to this role, Jeff was in Enterprise Architecture and Global Leader in SC Visibility, where he set the strategy and global technology standards for visibility, track, trace, and authentication technologies associated with Dow’s global Supply Chain.

Jeff has extensive experience in software solutions and AutoID/RFID systems through work experience ranging from the largest retailer to systems integrators deploying solutions for the Department of Defense, CPG, Automotive, and Food value chain participants.  In these roles, he managed the design and development of complete visibility solutions for Fortune 500 companies and various government agencies to fully realize the benefits of technology.

Mr. Tazelaar holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degrees in Packaging from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. He also studied overseas at the University of London, where he analyzed and contrasted the British/European and United States packaging systems.  He is currently working on his Ph.D. in Packaging from MSU with a focus on the measurement and justification of corporate digital programs. He serves on the Industry Advisory Board of the Tauber Institute for Global Operations at the University of Michigan. 

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