Bob Davis
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Principal Product Manager

Bob Davis is a Principal Product Manager in the Supply Chain Management Solutions group at the SAS Institute. 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

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