Dartmouth Engineering

Zhou (Joe) Pan

Current Employer
Kuehne + Nagel, Inc.
Job Title
Director, International Supply Chain Engineering and Analytics

Zhou (Joe) Pan is an experienced supply chain and data analytics professional with a proven track record of success leading and delivering  transformatonal supply chain improvement initiatives through advanced data analytics, system/process design and engineering, and project management.  He is currently the Director of International Supply Chain Engineering and Analytics for Kuehne + Nagel, Inc, one of the world's leading logistics companies. He leads Supply Chain Value Roadmap (SCVR) program, a productivity focused, analytics driven supply chain optimization value-add service, with key global accounts, delivering strong cost savings and efficiency gains for the customers while achieving great customer satisfaction. He is also playing a key role in managing the development of Tableau and other analytical tools to support key business processes that transform customer engagement experience to retain and gain businesses and streamline internal processes through standardization and innovation. Before joining Kuehne + Nagel, Joe has 10 years of experience in supply chain planning, systems implementation, and software consulting. He holds a Master of Engineering Management degree from Dartmouth College and is an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and Lean Six-Sigma Black Belt.

Previous Work Experience
PECO Pallet, Inc., Supply Chain Strategy Manager, Planning Scenario Specialist, Inventory Planner, 2013-2017 Corning Incorporated, Planning Systems Builder, 2010-2013 Hewlett-Packard Company, Technical Marketing Engineer, 2007-2008
MEM Internship Company Name
Celdara Medical
MEM Internship Title
Summer Operations Intern
Why did you choose the Dartmouth MEM?
At that time of my career, I was taking on a multi-dimension role that combined technology and sales/marketing. I did it very well and felt interested in furthering my career at the intersection of business and technology. Dartmouth MEM is a perfect graduate program that offer a well-designed and balanced curriculum that can build on top of my solid engineering background and broaden my business knowledge and skills. The rigor and reputation of the Ivy League institution as well as the wide reach of the network was also a big appealing factor.
What was the most valuable part of your MEM internship experience?
How did the Dartmouth MEM prepare you for your career?
One crucial aspect of my Dartmouth MEM education is that it pushed me to be a more well-rounded person, ready and confident to take on new challenges. Through the rigorous coursework, numerous team projects, and case studies. and the interactions with some of the brightest and finest people anywhere in the world, I not only learned the hard skills (modeling, project management, operations, etc) essential to advance my career with, but also honed my skills to effectively communicate myself, build consensus, and collaborate to solve complex problems. All of these helped shape me as a great team player and a trustworthy leader wherever I go.
What is your favorite Dartmouth MEM memory?
The people for sure. Everyone I met through the MEM program, from the directors, professors, admin staff, career service to my peer students and classmates, is amazing! We work hard and play hard, and everyone is super nice and helpful! Not to mention my lovely landlady Grace in West Lebanon, who I interacted day in and day out. This makes a very big difference for a foreign student coming to this country.
How would you summarize your Dartmouth MEM experience?