Walt Beadling

Walt Beadling is a technology industry veteran with over 30 years of experience in the manufacturing and distribution industries and application expertise in Supply Chain Management (SCM), ERP/MRP, and Manufacturing Execution (MES) systems. Today he serves as President of the Cargo Security Alliance and Managing Partner of Cayuga Partners LLC, a firm providing on Supply Chain Operations Planning, Optimization and Risk Management solutions.

Walt Beadling is a technology industry veteran with over 30 years of experience in the manufacturing and distribution industries and application expertise in Supply Chain Management (SCM), ERP/MRP, and Manufacturing Execution (MES) systems. Today he serves as President of the Cargo Security Alliance and Managing Partner of Cayuga Partners LLC, a firm providing on Supply Chain Operations Planning, Optimization and Risk Management solutions.

Walt began his career in sales with IBM, specializing in manufacturing industry applications, and holding the positions of Marketing Representative, Marketing Manager and Market Development Manager. In a global business development role Walt worked with strategic customers and established a worldwide network of internal experts to develop, implement and support solutions for process manufacturing management and control.

After 18 years at IBM, Walt joined Chesapeake Decision Sciences, a pioneer in Advanced Planning and Scheduling systems, where he assumed responsibility for global sales and marketing, and helped establish Chesapeake as a leader in the emerging SCM market. Upon the acquisition of Chesapeake by Aspen Technology, Walt was named Vice President of Sales and Marketing for AspenTech’s newly-formed Supply Chain Division. He grew and managed the supply chain sales organization while successfully meeting, and exceeding, ambitious growth targets for the new business unit. He then assumed responsibility for developing and managing a global network of business partners to support AspenTech’s supply chain and manufacturing businesses. In this role, he established strategic, worldwide marketing and solution delivery alliances with Accenture, IBM, PwC and others.

In 2002 Walt founded Cayuga Partners LLC with Dr. Jack Muckstadt of Cornell University. Cayuga Partners provides consulting services, education and advanced technology to help clients plan, manage and optimize supply chain operations. Cayuga Partners’ offerings include simulation-based learning courses, advanced supply chain planning models and innovative tools to analyze, manage and control complex processes. Cayuga Partners also provide a suite of supply chain simulation and risk evaluation models and consult with clients in a variety of industries in supply chain logistics, security and risk management technologies and techniques.

Cayuga Partners’ clients and business partners include Accenture, AHRQ, Amazon.com, Aspen Technology, BearingPoint, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Cleveland Clinic, ConocoPhillips, the Department of Homeland Security (TSA), Infineum, International Flavors & Fragrances, the National Institutes of Health, Nissan, Philip Morris, Roche, Rosetta, Sunoco, United Rentals, the U.S. Air Force and the Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

In 2009, Walt founded the Cargo Security Alliance with Erik Hoffer of Rigsecure/CGM and John Adams of Regiscope to provide innovative supply chain security solutions to shippers, logistics services providers and cargo carriers across all modes of transportation: land, sea and air.