Good-bye siloed, functional planner. Hello storm chasing network planner.


Supply chain planners (I’m lumping in all the silos, including demand, supply, inventory and capacity planning) today are dealing with challenges that were unimaginable when Lotus notes were the next big thing. 2013 – Massive tornado packing 200 mph winds in the Oklahoma City area. Is running a multi-echelon inventory optimization even something a capacity planner has interest in?

Road Report: 2018 OPEX Oil and Gas Summit


I had another conversation about manual processes with an executive at a petroleum and natural gas exploration and production company headquartered in Oklahoma City. The steering team is focused on digitizating operations, maintenance planning, scheduling, inventory management, asset integrity, and change management. I recently had the opportunity to attend the Operational Excellence in Oil and Gas Summit held in Houston.