Bob Davis
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Principal Product Manager

Bob Davis is a Principal Industry Consultant in the Supply Chain Management Solutions group at the SAS Institute. From 2000 to 2013 Davis was Principal Product Manager for SAS Inventory Optimization, Service Parts Optimization and Supply Chain Intelligence Center. Prior to joining SAS, Davis worked for over 20 years with Nestles and ConAgra in their Grocery Products Divisions. While at SAS Davis has helped SAS develop expertise in supply chain cost analysis in the fast moving consumer products industry, inventory optimization, service parts optimization and sales & operations planning. He is a recognized global expert in multi-echelon inventory and replenishment optimization. He has been featured as a speaker and writer on the topics of demand-driven supply chains and service chain processes. He has spoken at such conferences as the Council of Logistics Management, Logicon, BetterManagement Live and Frontline’s Supply Chain Week.

Recent Posts

Is your supply chain a burning house?

I grew up in a town called Bremerton, Washington.  It is situated on the Kitsap Peninsula right in the middle of Puget Sound.  Given its location ... Read More

An optimization journey begins with one step

I recently traveled to a Consumer Packaged Company (CPG) headquarters to discuss ways to improve their inventory positions compared to those of their chief competitors. ... Read More

Where to start for supply chain efficiency

When I visit with customers or potential clients, they often ask, "Where do I start in order to get a handle on my supply chain?" ... Read More

Why is it when the going gets good, supply chain initiatives slow down?

My good friend, Lora Cecere, recently posted an article on her Supply Chain Shaman blog titled, Conquering the Effective Frontier. It was one of the subjects ... Read More

Inventory optimization is more than just a nifty demo

The key to a successful inventory optimization has more to do with organizational goals than what you can witness in a nifty demo. I know ... Read More

Does your company suffer from islands of efficiency?

Everyone wants to be efficient. Everyone wants to do a good job. And yet, inefficiency abounds. Islands of efficiency are set up when individual goals of ... Read More

Reports of inventory optimization's demise have been greatly exaggerated

Three "related" events occurred over the past six months that caught my eye. The first one was the Gartner Hype Cycle for Analytic Applications that ... Read More

Were you expecting different results from your supply chain?

In the last 30 years supply chains have been asked to take on a leading role as a facilitator for the proposed pull methodology, as ... Read More