Jim Barnes is CEO at enVista and is a leading expert in supply chain management and unified commerce. Jim Barnes co-founded enVista in 2002 in response to market demand for comprehensive supply chain consulting services. He has spent the last 30 years deploying supply chain and enterprise solutions and synchronizing material and information flow for fortune 500 brands and retail companies. His expertise includes all areas within the extended supply chain, including global supply chain network design, strategic facility design, international and domestic transportation management, labor management, organizational change management and supporting supply chain and execution technology.
Jim has successfully implemented strategies for hundreds of companies including Sephora, Sur La Table, Shopko, Tory Burch, Nature’s Best, Payless Shoes, Boot Barn, Brightpoint, Gulf-States Toyota, Wal-Mart.com, Genesco, Hibbett Sports, Modell’s and Sport Chalet and sits on the Board of Directors at Walker Edison. He has recently been listed as RIS News Influentials: Top Movers and Shakers in Retail 2020.
Prior to founding enVista, Jim was the Executive Vice President and co-founder of Q4 Logistics. He also held the position as Manufacturing Practice Manager at Tompkins and Associates.
Jim received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and a Master of Business Administration in Operations Management from the California State Polytechnic University-Pomona.