WHAT IS BLOCNETS?
Privately funded software and technology company with offices in Huntsville AL, and Alpharetta GA (HQ). BLOCNETS is one of 64 SAP Co-Innovation partner for Blockchain services and the only partner focused on Aerospace and Defense companies and agencies while utilizing blockchain technology to recently commercialized and available to a broader group. The primary focus of BLOCNETS is within supply chain as practitioners and implementation expertise and software. BLOCNETS focused on Aerospace and Defense supply chain challenges as a starting point; however, BaaS has use cases across many industries. The BLOCNETS products enable all participating companies in the extended Supply Chain to focus on their operational and product responsibilities within the Supply Chain, yet maintain alignment with committed customer fulfillment.
The BLOCNETS products provide a defense against counterfeit products, unknown product heritage, and invisible material / item status relative to the committed customer fulfillment. Key to enabling all types and sizes of companies within the Supply Chain, is BLOCNETS’ secure on-boarding module. This enables the entire network to be integrated both securely and economically.
22 successful years of ERP implementations for all major platforms, creating solutions using SAP, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, Oracle — successfully completing 16 end-to-end installations on time, on budget, managing multimillion-dollar budgets — 100% are still in continuous operation across many industries (Consumer Products, Food, Heavy Manufacturing, Automotive, Hi-Tech Electronics, Consumer Electronics, Food, CPG, Paper, Lumber, Pharmaceuticals, and Consumer Staples). 2000-2003 SAP AG Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain.
Co-Founder and Director
For over ten years, Dr. Killingsworth was the Executive Director of the MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Killingsworth was Director of the Office for Enterprise Innovation at the University of Alabama in Huntsville 2001 – 2014. Over the past ten years, he has worked extensively in the areas of manufacturing trends, industrial base assessment, and supply chain issues with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and the DoD Office for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy, the Army Aviation and Missile Command, and the NASA National Center for Advanced Manufacturing. He has also consulted with aerospace and defense prime contractors and first, second, and third tier aerospace suppliers.
vp field sales and marketing
More than 15 years’ experience leading complex SAP transformations across a wide range of industries, including Consumer Package Goods, Textiles, and Aerospace and Defense. Experienced as both a project consultant and project business lead, the value of planning and executing business transformation is well understood. Within Aerospace and Defense, the experiences include, General Atomics (Aeronautical and Electrometric divisions), NASA, and US Army Material Command (AMCOM). The primary focus at these organization ranged from supply chain optimization to full transformation from legacy systems to SAP.
VP Client Development and Realization
Mr. Vrieling has over thirty years of experience in manufacturing and supply chain management. Prior to BLOCNETS, Jim was VP of Business Solutions at Mainstreet Applications for fourteen years working on supply chain / SAP implementations in commercial and government military environments. Jim also held positions as VP of Engineering for Timogen Systems, Inc. where he was responsible for software product development, and as VP of Global Supply Chain at SAP AG, where he worked with multi-national customers on their supply chain initiatives in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Projects include Sony’s Pan Asian Supply Hub and Canada Post’s Supply Chain Event Management. He also has industry experience managing supply chain organizations, as well as implementing manufacturing and supply chain systems. Jim worked for Coors Brewing company as Director of Applications Development where he was responsible for their SAP and other systems, including distributor networking, transportation and radio frequency warehouse data collection. Mr. Vrieling holds a Bachelors degree from the University of Michigan and a Masters of Science (Computer Science) and Business Administration from Texas Tech University.