2016 New Year’s Resolutions with Amy Hartzell of Dow Chemical

By December 10, 2015

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Lora Cecere Interviews Amy Hartzell, Director of Supply Chain Center Excellence at Dow Chemical, on her New Year’s Resolutions

Amy stated that they spent 2015 on strategic objections and alignment.  They are now implementing improvements on S&OP or S&OE (for Execution) as well as how to automate their supply chain.  She feels that they have a lot to learn on capturing and analyzing data. They would like the Center of Excellence to be a consulting resource and partner for their improvement projects.  They are trying to improve their base foundational models in the supply chain.  In 2016 they are implementing learning assessments for their supply chain roles.

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Author Lora cecere

Lora Cecere is the Founder of Supply Chain Insights. The research firm Supply Chain Insights is paving new directions in building thought-leading supply chain research. She is also the author of enterprise software blog “Supply Chain Shaman. The blog focuses on the use of enterprise applications to drive supply chain excellence. Her book, Bricks Matter, will be published in August 2012. As an enterprise strategist, Lora focuses on the changing face of enterprise technologies. Her research is designed for the early adopter seeking first mover advantage. Current research topics include the digital consumer, supply chain sensing, demand shaping and revenue management, market-driven value networks, accelerating innovation through open design networks, the evolution of predictive analytics, emerging business intelligence solutions, and technologies to improve safe and secure product delivery. She comes to the stage with over forty years of diverse supply chain experience. She has spent nine years as an industry analyst with Gartner Group, AMR Research, Altimeter Group and is now the founder of her own firm Supply Chain Insights. Prior to becoming a supply chain analyst she spent fifteen years as a leader in the building of supply chain software at Manugistics and Descartes Systems Group, and twenty years as a supply chain practitioner at Procter & Gamble, Kraft/General Foods, Clorox, and Dreyers Grand Ice Cream (now a division of Nestle).

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