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Sam Vahie SVP, Supply Chain and Analytics

Sam Vahie is the Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Strategy and Analytics at Advatix. He is one of world’s top authorities on Supply Chain Design and Analytics, with a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from University of Arizona, MBA from Kellogg and over 30 years of experience in designing advanced supply chains.

Sam is an industry leader in strategy, value realization and product position, enterprise transformation, operations, analytics, and technology. Sam is an expert at Global Supply Chain Strategy & Analysis, Market Data & Research (POS, Panel, Trade & Market Analytics) and Customer Profiling, Costing & Analytics, with his industry focus being primarily in CPG, Retail, Consumer Electronics, and Telecom.

Prior to joining Advatix, Sam held several leadership roles at various organizations including Wilson Perumal & Co., Alvarez & Marsal, IRI, i2 Technologies and Infosys. Sam led and delivered supply chain strategy, consulting and solutions to Fortune 500 companies across multiple industries, driving hundreds of millions in operational savings for clients in Retail, Consumer and Telecom industries. Sam was also a founder of multiple start-ups in the analytics and mobile payment space.

Amongst many notable achievements for his customers, Sam led the effort at Frito-Lay for end-to-end supply chain planning (demand forecasting, production, distribution & logistics) and delivery solution that led to over $16M in annual savings. Sam also assisted Nortel and Lucent transition from manufacturing to solution configuration and solution delivery companies leading to over $100M in savings for each business (including one-time inventory reduction).

Sam has in-depth experience with POS and other market data, solutions, and payment technologies for Retail and CPG companies. While at IRI, he lead the first successful rollout of Liquid Data (a near real-time market data and analytics solution) across PepsiCo (marketing, finance and operations).

Education

  • MBA – Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University (Illinois)
  • PhD/MS in Computer Engineering (Artificial Intelligence/Neurosci.) – University of Arizona
  • BS/BA in CIS & Business Admin (Hon. Program) – Belmont Abbey College (North Carolina)
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