Andrew Hargrove

Director, Catering Operations and Supply Chain, Delta Air Lines

Andrew Hargrove is Director of Catering Operations and Supply Chain at Delta Air Lines.  In his current capacity he leads the team that oversees and collaborates with outsourced vendors to drive performance and execute the catering operation on time, on spec, safely and securely – more than 3,000 times a day around the globe.  Andrew has held a variety of positions at Delta for more than ten years, including procurement, logistics, and continuous improvement before his current role. Prior to Delta, Andrew worked in pharmaceutical marketing, international development and government positions.  Andrew has a BA in political science from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and an MBA in global management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.  He and his wife reside in Atlanta where they enjoy renovating old homes, traveling, cooking, and fostering rescue dogs.


Extreme Performance, Extreme Collaboration. Improving performance from 99.2% to 99.9% is not only difficult, for most industries it leads to nothing noticeable from the view of customers or bottom line. But for airlines, it’s a difference that impacts thousands and thousands of customers and both the top and bottom line. In this presentation, Andrew will describe how Delta Air Lines aligned one area’s entire supply chain to achieve it. He will focus on the seemingly impossible task of bringing its suppliers to the high performance necessary using TOC tools, the right metrics and contracts that drive the “win” for the suppliers, the airline and the airline’s customers.