Sean Willems, Ph.D.

Sean Willems, Ph.D.

Chief Scientist

Logility Chief Scientist Dr. Willems pioneered the science of multi-echelon inventory optimization (MEIO) and is a highly regarded supply chain visionary. His work with companies including Hewlett Packard and Procter & Gamble led to prestigious finalist selections for the 2003 and 2010 Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences. He’s a four-time finalist and the 2008 winner of the Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research Practice. Dr. Willems serves as the Haslam Chair in Supply Chain Analytics and is a Professor of Business Analytics and Statistics at the University of Tennessee. He also holds editorial board responsibilities for the analytics journals, Interfaces and Production and Operations Management.

Creating your Optimal Analytics Playbook

Analytics. It’s what supply chain was to the 1990s, and Total Quality Management was to the 1970s.  As an all-encompassing business initiative, analytics energizes manufacturers, distributors and retailers to gain new insights, evaluate new opportunities and proactively mitigate risks.

With the continued digitization of the supply chain and the heightened interest and use of analytics by the C-suite, savvy planning and supply chain experts face a unique opportunity to drive improvement across the enterprise. Analytics drive tangible benefits. So, what can planning and optimization analytics actually do for your company, and how do you create an optimal analytics playbook?

This talk will share:

  • Four ingredients every analytics playbook needs
  • How to differentiate between big data and small data analytics
  • The value of a center of excellence for analytics adoption
  • The role your team plays in adopting new analytics solutions