CGT’s annual Visionaries report profiles a select group of inspirational executives in the consumer goods sector who are driving change within their organizations. Those featured in this year’s selection have been recognized particularly for their commitment to ensuring robust supply chain planning practices have continued to support consumer demand, whether in a business or personal capacity, throughout the challenges presented by the global pandemic.
“Consumers historically didn’t look below the surface at the processes and technologies it took to get their favorite products on store shelves. Fast-forward to today and so many are now familiar with the role of e-commerce, the importance of supply chain and, consequently, the essential workers who help get those products where they need to go,” said Alarice Rajagopal, senior editor, CGT. “We pause to honor some of the executives behind those much-needed consumer staples in our homes who are leading the charge in omnichannel and fulfillment innovations, focusing on making more meaningful consumer connections, and keeping up with the sharp fluctuations in demand.”
E-commerce retailer Bodybuilding.com is a global distributor of a broad range of fitness and nutrition products. Greg Dahlstrom and his team are responsible for demand planning, inventory management and logistics, and rely on Logility’s Digital Supply Chain Platform to improve forecast accuracy, optimize inventory performance and boost customer service. Under Greg’s leadership, Bodybuilding.com cut its inventory by more than 40%, a result which Dahlstrom credits to internal alignment across the enterprise. “Companies cannot make progress unless all levels of the organization feel empowered to be involved, make suggestions and take chances,” he said.
“Self-serve analytics and automation will be key enablers as we strive to make quicker and more data-driven decisions as we get deeper insights into our business,” said Pravin Rangachari, of well-known men’s apparel brand Haggar Clothing Company. Rangachari says he is committed to meeting the omnichannel needs of consumers, and with Logility’s help Haggar has built an agile and responsive supply chain through automating processes, reducing complexity and gaining visibility.
“Greg Dahlstrom and Pravin Rangachari have made significant contributions that highlight how the right combination of people, process, data and Logility technology can stabilize a supply chain and continue to deliver great products and service during turbulent times,” said Shawn Reynolds, executive vice president, Logility. “Logility congratulates Greg and Pravin on their achievements and recognition by CGT, and we are honored to support their ongoing commitments to satisfy customer demand and boost performance during periods of disruption and beyond.”
The complete list of CGT’s 2020 Visionaries can be found here.
Accelerating the digital supply chain from product concept to customer availability, Logility helps companies seize new opportunities, sense and respond to changing market dynamics and more profitably manage their complex global businesses. The Logility® Digital Supply Chain Platform leverages an innovative blend of artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced analytics to automate planning, accelerate cycle times, increase precision, improve operating performance, break down business silos and deliver greater visibility. Logility’s SaaS-based platform transforms sales and operations planning (S&OP) and integrated business planning (IBP) processes; demand, inventory and replenishment planning; global sourcing; quality and compliance management; product life cycle management; supply and inventory optimization; manufacturing planning and scheduling; retail merchandise planning, assortment and allocation. Logility customers include Big Lots, Fender Musical Instruments, Husqvarna Group, Parker Hannifin, Verizon Wireless, and VF Corporation. Logility is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSWA). To learn how Logility can help you make smarter decisions faster, visit www.logility.com.
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