Laurie Cantu
Manager, Parts Logistics Operations
AGCO Corporation

“One efficient team is needed to make quality machine!”

As Manager of Parts Logistics Operations, Laurie Cantu is a leader in driving annual cost improvements for AGCO. This year, she has led her to team to deliver more than $1 million in cost saving projects and counting. For example, when she took on the complex project of revamping AGCO’s delivery network for Western Canada, the company’s parts delivery time to dealers in the region were cut in half, resulting in more than $350,000 in annual savings over the previous delivery network.

Her leadership in strategy development and deployment for Logistics in North America has been critical to the implementation of AGCO’s Transportation Management System (TMS), which is expected to deliver a substantial $24 million in savings. Throughout the TMS project, Laurie has challenged the status quo and elevated the entire team with her motivational attitude and unmatched ambition for results. In addition to inspiring and coaching her team, her well-rounded technical knowledge and strategic vision make Laurie a true thought leader.

As a cross-functional and cross-organizational leader, Laurie is passionate about coaching and mentoring others to produce the best results for AGCO. When she recently worked with a diverse team on the analysis for a large trucking services bid for the company’s GSI brand, her thoughtful and strategic guidance of those involved allowed them to more clearly understand how to manage a project of its magnitude and complexity.

Laurie is devoted to the community on both a personal level and as a representative of AGCO.  She is actively involved in AGCO’s Global Women’s Network (AGWN), an initiative that recently partnered with the Kane County Farm Bureau to award a scholarship to a deserving young woman who is pursuing her degree in Engineering.

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