Michael Watson
October 16th 2016

CSCMP is hosting an executive briefing from 6 pm to 8:30 pm CT on Thursday Nov 10, in downtown Chicago (James Hotel at 55 East Ontario, Chicago, IL 60611). There will be networking with hors d’oeuvres and beverages from 5:15 to 6:00 and networking from 8:30 to 9:30.

You can get more information and register here.

There will be two presentations. The first will be “Adopt These Four Supply Chain Design Practices for Continuous Supply Chain Improvement and Innovation” by Carlos Valderrama, Vice President Global Customer Success, LLamasoft, Inc.

We will present “What Supply Chain Managers Need to Know about Analytics and Big Data.”

Here is an abstract of our talk:

Come join us for an engaging and educational introduction to what supply chain managers and business analysts need to know about analytics, big data, and the internet of things (or sensor analytics).

Session led by: Michael Watson, Partner, Opex Analytics

This talk will cut through the buzzwords and clearly explain the fast evolving field of analytics. The emphasis will be on what you need to know as a manager– What do the terms mean? What should you know about? What is new and innovative in the field? What are others doing? What ideas should you take back to your organization?

This talk would be good for people from firms at different levels of analytics. If you are just starting, this talk will give you some ideas where to go. And, if you’ve been at it a while, this talk will help you understand how the field is evolving and give you some new ideas.

Michael Watson has written the books Managerial Analytics and Supply Chain Network Design. He has worked on many supply chain projects for a wide range of firms and teaches graduate level courses at Northwestern. The talk will contain many case studies and business applications as well as help you understand the intuition behind the concepts. Northwestern. The talk will contain many case studies and business applications as well as help you understand the intuition behind the concepts.