Deborah Caine
Global Supply Chain Innovations Manager
Intel Corporation


“Manufacturing makes ideas and inventions available to the world through mass production. These products make life easier and more comfortable in very affordable ways. I love working in the manufacturing industry because it brings teams together to innovate products and processes that delight customers.”

Deborah is a business visionary with a passion for elevating people and processes. She has extensive knowledge of global supply chain leadership, and her work has resulted in measurable cost savings and high-quality product deployments for Intel. In Deborah’s most recent leadership role, she led Intel’s Global Reverse Logistics Global Supply Chain planning organization. In this role, she provided planning management for all product lines, skillfully overseeing a diverse team of global employees. Deborah has enabled profitable supply chain decisions in this way throughout her tenure at Intel, providing multi-million-dollar returns, stellar fill rates, and throughput time improvement across Intel’s global network. 

Deborah’s work at Intel is a strong example of what women in manufacturing can achieve as leaders. She also serves as a Positive Paths mentor for first-generation college students. Positive Paths provides scholarships that assist women in attaining the education that is critical to economic security. Deborah is also a program manager for Intel’s Pay-it-Forward circles, which match mentors with circles of mentees. Communication, networking and career planning are common topics of discussion and development within the initiative. From 2008 to 2016, Deborah co-chaired the Arizona Women at Intel (WIN) Board, a volunteer-led employee group focused on enabling women’s career goals. 

Because Deborah recognizes that even a small amount of help can make a big difference in women’s lives, she is active in the microloan community. She has funded microloans for women in more than 20 countries through the Kiva organization, enabling more than 150 women to purchase chickens, pigs, cattle, seeds, sewing machines and other assets needed to create and grow their own small businesses. 

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