|By Business Wire||
|February 5, 2014 05:55 PM EST||
Building off momentum from 2013, Orchestro announced this morning the creation of its Innovation Advisory Board (IAB), made up of five retail and supply chain visionaries and designed to infuse external perspective and deep market understanding throughout the company.
Recognizing the dynamic, and often delicate, connections between retailers, consumers, and the supply chain, Orchestro will focus its efforts in 2014 on building solutions that help all three audiences, while keeping an eye on the retail future, specifically, consumer engagement. The IAB will help navigate these relationships, by meeting three primary objectives:
- Solve and understand problems that have been identified by existing clients
- Identify and analyze disruptive initiatives that alter the competitive landscape
- Identify new ways of creating collaboration between retailers and suppliers for win/win situations
Inaugural members of the IAB include:
Michael Kilgore, President and CEO at Chainalytics
Before joining Chainalytics, Kilgore successfully led product strategy at InterTrans Logistics Solutions, which was acquired by i2 Technologies. Responsible for product strategy, as well as pre- and post-sales consulting for InterTrans’ suite of supply chain network design and transportation optimization applications, he also led the market introduction and successful delivery of the Supply Chain Strategist network optimization software. Full profile.
Philip Livingston, Former CEO at LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
Livingston has extensive experience as an operating executive and board member. In his time at LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, he was responsible for the division that provided ratings and lead generation services, website construction and optimization, and online marketing services for the legal industry. This division included Lawyers.com, which served more than three million visitors a month. Full profile.
Gary Maxwell, Consultant and Founder at MVC
Maxwell is an innovative supply chain leader with extensive global experience in logistics, merchandise distribution and replenishment, inventory management, offshore analytics and engineering. In his current role at MVC, Maxwell focuses on helping retail suppliers build smarter networks to better serve customers. Previously, Maxwell served as Senior Vice President of Global Business Process Engineering at Walmart International, a fast-growing segment of Walmart's overall operations, with more than 4,000 stores and 664,000 associates in 24 countries outside the United States. Full profile.
Daniel Sanker, President and CEO at CaseStack, Inc.
Sanker has a 25-year track record of growth in intensely competitive industries, including consumer packaged goods and business services and technology. In his time at CaseStack, he's led the company to be recognized as “One of the Best Places to Work” in the U.S., #1 in the Deloitte Technology Fast50, #1 as the fastest-growing private company by the Los Angeles Business Journal. The company has also been acknowledged by others including: Inc500, Entrepreneur, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Sanker has held leadership positions at Procter & Gamble, Nabisco, Deloitte, and KPMG, has raised over $30 million in private equity and venture capital financing, has sourced and closed numerous transactions, and has successfully started and sold a company. Full profile.
Dr. Matthew Waller, Department Chair at the University of Arkansas’
Department of Supply Chain Management
An established authority in the supply chain industry, Dr. Waller invented a patent on assortment and space optimization, and is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Business Logistics. Waller focuses his research on algorithms that exploit available data, however, his studies span forecasting, space allocation, collaboration and perpetual inventory inaccuracy. Full profile.
"The combined experience of these visionary leaders gives us an unprecedented level of insight around the relationships between consumer, retailer, and supply chain, and, more importantly, the depth of knowledge necessary to build truly advanced, effective solutions,” said Matthew Waller, chairman of the Innovation Advisory Board. "We are very excited to have such an accomplished group join our team."
Orchestro correlates big data to reveal patterns, trends and anomalies that provide insight into consumer goods to shape decisions for competitive advantage. Please visit www.orchestro.com and @Orchestroinc for more information.
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