Making Forecasts "Righter" and a Big Product Launch: How 2020 Sets Up Supply Chain in 2021
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott & Greg welcome Polly Mitchell-Guthrie and Patrick Van Hull with Kinaxis to the podcast.
Polly Mitchell-Guthrie is the VP of Industry Outreach and Thought Leadership at Kinaxis, a supply chain planning and analytics software company. Previously, she was Director of Analytical Consulting Services at the University of North Carolina Health Care System and worked in various roles at SAS, in Advanced Analytics R&D, as Director of the SAS Global Academic Program, and in Alliances. She has an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she also received her BA in Political Science as a Morehead Scholar. She has been very active in INFORMS (the leading professional society for operations research and analytics) and co-founded the third chapter of Women in Machine Learning and Data Science (now more than 60 chapters worldwide.)
Patrick Van Hull is an industry thought leader within the Kinaxis Strategy Office. His diverse career in supply chain began as a practitioner with roles in inventory management at CVS Health, supply demand management at Apple, and inventory and production planning at both Rio Tinto and Dell. Following his time in the high-tech, mining and consumer products industries, Patrick was a research vice president at SCM World, and then Gartner. There, Patrick’s responsibilities included leading research coverage on S&OP and integrated business planning, while also partnering with senior executives to advance the capabilities of their supply chains via facilitation of group workshops, one-on-one strategy development calls and exclusive networking events. Prior to joining Kinaxis, Patrick was a part of the Digital Supply Networks practice within Deloitte Consulting. Patrick holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Duke University. He currently resides in Rhode Island.
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