SCM Connections


With a combined 90+ years of experience in the business, our leadership team is one of our key differentiators.

Pat Green


Kristi Naidech

Associate Partner

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Patrick Green


Patrick Green is a founding principal at SCM Connections where he is responsible for delivering integrated SAP Supply Chain solutions to clients utilizing the Advanced Planner and Optimizer. Patrick has 14 years of SAP design and implementation experience with 12 years delivering SAP APO solutions. His expertise is building comprehensive Supply Chain Planning solutions that are optimized across all functional areas, ensuring a complete and integrated solution. Patrick’s core skills are in SCM Demand Planning, Supply Network Planning and Detailed Scheduling. He has helped clients in a variety of industries, including Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Packaged Goods, Automotive, Chemicals, Mill Products and Food and Beverages.

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Mike Raftery


Mike Raftery is responsible for integrating SAP’s Advanced Planning and Optimization application seamlessly into his client’s supply chain planning processes. A consultant, industry expert and thought leader for strategic direction and continuous improvement of consumer products supply chain planning process, Mike brings over 10 years of experience at the architect level. Mike’s core skills are in Advanced Supply Chain Planning and Optimization (APO), SCM Supply Network Planning (SNP) and Production Planning and Detailed Scheduling (PP/DS), focusing on Consumer Products and Pharmaceutical industries. Mike is also APICS CPIM certified and national ASUG Consumer Products program chair.

Claudio Gonzalez

Partner, VP SCM Sur

Claudio Gonzalez has led analysis, implementations and optimization of SAP SCM solutions for Fortune 500 clients in a variety of industries including Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Products and Automotive. Claudio brings 14 years of SAP experience to SCM Connections, including 8 years experience with SAP Consulting and another 4 years with PWC/IBM Consulting. Claudio specializes in Project Blueprint Design, Business Process Design, Unit Testing, User Acceptance Testing, Integration Testing, Training (Writing & Speaking), and User support after go-live. In the SAP APO space, he works with Supply Network Planning (SNP), Master Data and CIF (Core Interface), Demand Planning (DP) and Production Planning and Detailed Scheduling (PP/DS).

Kristi Naidech


Kristi Naidech joined SCM Connections to build expanded service offerings for our customers and launch SCM Minds. Kristi began her career in supply chain consulting long ago when there were still the “Big 5”. It was love at first site when she and ARIBA (now SAPAriba) met and the romance continued during implementations, creation of help desks and training programs in the oil & gas, media and consumer goods industries. Kristi has spent the last twelve years in healthcare/ acute care hospitals specializing in ERP implementations, clinical service line transformations and supply chain operations improvement. Kristi’s core skills are in process improvement, non-salary cost reduction and advanced analytics. Kristi is ISM CPM certified and a long standing member of ARHMM and ACHE.