Ms. Nieradka is among the most accomplished figures in life-sciences supply chain management, with a career marked by senior executive positions at Biogen, Merck, Johnson and Johnson, and Bristol Myers Squibb.
At Biogen, Ms. Nieradka served as Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain, with global end to end supply chain responsibility and a focus on delivering new product launches and supplying existing products to customers. Her responsibilities at Biogen included global procurement, planning, manufacturing and distribution, along with supply chain strategy.
Prior to Biogen, Ms. Nieradka was Vice President, Global Logistics, at Merck, where she was responsible for more than 130 markets for the second-largest pharmaceutical company in the world. Traveling to more than 80 countries, including key emerging markets, she built capability for distribution and channel management.
In her earlier leadership roles as Vice President, Supply Chain, at Johnson and Johnson and Vice President, Global Logistics, at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Ms. Nieradka focused on all areas of operations, including manufacturing, planning, logistics, and procurement.
The founder of Three Lions Consulting, LLC, she serves as Advisory Board Member for Awesome, an organization started in 2013 which focuses on achieving women’s excellence in supply chain operations, management, and education. She also serves as a Member of the Executive Advisory Board (EAB) for SCM World, a Gartner Company based in London. The EAB is comprised of an exclusive group of the most influential global operations executives from the world’s leading companies, with the purpose of developing, promoting, and progressing the discipline of supply chain management, encouraging current and future leaders to make a greater impact not only on the organizations they work for but on the wider society. Additionally, Ms. Nieradka currently serves as Member of the Harvard Kennedy School Women’s Leadership Board.
Ms. Nieradka holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Industrial Engineering and English from Rutgers College of Engineering and Douglass College, and an MBA in Pharmaceutical Studies from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
“Cloudleaf has already achieved notable success in the life sciences industry, delivering unprecedented supply-chain visibility and return on investment to a major pharmaceutical customer,” said Ms. Nieradka. “I am confident that Cloudleaf is fully capable of becoming the most impactful provider to the global life sciences industry.”
“Maria has an extraordinary track record in life sciences supply chain, as well as mergers and acquisitions” said Cloudleaf Chief Executive Officer Mahesh Veerina. “She is truly one of the leading lights in her industry, having led large complex organizations, aligned customer and supply chain priorities and delivered tremendous results. She will be an invaluable contributor as Cloudleaf works to convert its initial success into market leadership in the life sciences industry.”
Cloudleaf is the developer of the Cloudleaf Visibility Index™, designed to be the industry-standard gauge of visibility, efficiency and responsiveness for supply chains in every industry.
The Cloudleaf Visibility Index™ captures real-time product flow data within and between facilities. Combined with cloud-based solutions to pull data from the Edge, Cloudleaf has the unrivaled capability to deliver a 100% visible Supply Chain to its enterprise customers.
Cloudleaf’s mission is to create significant value across the end-to-end supply chain network by dramatically increasing visibility of product flow and condition. Customers increase revenues, reduce material losses and enhance the reliability of operations.
Our supply chain Visibility Platform delivers complete, real-time views and insights across the eco-system from suppliers through production and distribution to customers. Using IoT, AI/ML and advanced analytics, our cloud software creates a digital model of the supply chain and processes billions of events per second to deliver diagnostic and predictive insights in real-time for location, condition, utilization and anomaly detection. Cloudleaf is empowering world leading companies in pharmaceuticals, food & beverage and advanced manufacturing with significant ROI and millions in savings.
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