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Track: Supply Chain

Creating Value in B2B Supply Chains through Data and Analytics

Monday, April 12, 1:45-2:25pm EDT

Data is a steppingstone for an effective digital strategy. In most organizations, the velocity of innovation is directly proportional to the maturity of data culture. In this presentation, Lalit Wadhwa – VP, Advanced Analytics at WESCO shares a framework that B2B companies can leverage to monetize their data, specifically through a focus on use cases in the organization’s supply chain. The framework builds around four key ingredients – data quality & governance, use case selection & prioritization, data & analytics skillsets, and data culture.

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Shreyas Bhat

Shreyas Bhat

Director Global Supply Chain Strategy at WESCO

Shreyas is responsible for leading and managing the development of solutions within strategic network design and advanced analytics domain. He has been with WESCO for 3 years and has worked on large-scale projects leveraging his skills in supply chain design, operations research, process design and business analytics.

Prior to joining WESCO, Shreyas worked for Armada: a supply chain solutions company where he was responsible for developing supply chain solutions with leading food service brands. Prior to that Shreyas worked at Philips Healthcare and Lam Research Corporation. He has 18 years of supply chain experience in both domestic and international markets.

Shreyas holds MBA from Tepper School of Business – Carnegie Mellon University, a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater and Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from TKIET, India.

Shreyas is a visiting adjunct faculty at Duquesne University – Master’s in supply chain management program. He is also an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional.