Vice-President, Product Marketing, Supply Chain Solutions, TECSYS Inc.
I started my career as a Military Engineer with the Canadian Armed Forces where I learned the most valuable lessons:
- Be responsible. You did it, own it. You didn’t do it, say so. You’re told to do it, do it.
- Keep it simple. The simplest plans are the best, everyone can execute simple stuff.
- Every person can be a winner. It may take patience, but there is a place where everyone will shine.
Most of my career I focused on business application implementation and development in the financial services, high technology and supply chain management industries. I worked for consulting firms and product companies mainly in delivery roles.
A few years ago I was asked to take on a new challenge within TECSYS, a role where I would guide the company’s WMS solutions to market successfully by developing and communicating knowledge of target customer needs and defining compelling products and solutions to meet those needs. For a delivery guy like me, it’s a fun but huge challenge. It’s good that I have lots of field experience…it helps me every day.
This blog for me is about sharing challenges, ideas, solutions and perhaps initiating changes and building new relationships.
Practice Leader, Business Intelligence and Analytics, TECSYS Inc.
I’ve been involved in business intelligence (BI) and analytics my entire career. My world is answering the question: “How can we do better?” Well, having been involved in decision support across several industries for over twenty years, the answer to that question is based on “Having the right information at the right time!” To do this, you need the right tools and processes in place.
With the advent of big data, and with leading corporations making analytics a key component of their strategic planning initiatives, analytics has become paramount to an organization’s success. As our analytics journey progresses, I will be sharing my thoughts on the BI and analytics industry as it pertains to Supply Chain and the particular markets that we serve.
Feel free to share your thoughts with me.
Vice-President, Products, TECSYS Inc.
I’ve been developing software products for more than 25 years and in many different applications such as cell phone networks, integration tools, aircraft flight simulators and, of course, supply chain management. I delight in hearing users enthuse about the software they interact with and seeing them find new ways to get value from its capabilities. In my experience these goals are reached only by developing software in collaboration with users, facilitating the learning that both developers and users enjoy in this engagement.
I believe in building products that are re-used and continually enhanced so that the products evolve with the feedback of a community of users, adding capabilities that can be extended rather than just mere features. This contrasts with one-off custom software which is appropriate only in very specific cases.
In this blog I will give you an insight in to our software and its development and I look forward to your feedback.
Director, Product Marketing and Business Development, DMS, TECSYS Inc.
My background in technology, first as a programmer and later as a systems analyst, has always been focused on developing financial and distribution applications. When I joined TECSYS in 1987, I was presented with the opportunity of overseeing the conceptual design of the EliteSeries Distribution Management Software (DMS). Since then I have spent thousands of hours working with distributors in various industries. This hands-on experience has led me to develop a keen interest in supply chain with an eye for “enabling technologies”.
Today my mandate is to continue to tune in to our markets in order to better align our solutions with our customers’ needs. I’m always on the lookout for ideas and solutions to build market opportunities for TECSYS and in turn for our valued customers.
As a contributor to the TECSYS blog and active member of the Canadian Supply Chain Council, my goal is to foster positive change by sharing information and stories from our customers, respected authors and organizations that promote excellence in distribution. Please do not hesitate to share your thoughts and ideas with me. Let’s travel the road to excellence together!
Director, Product Marketing & Business Development, TECSYS Inc.
I started my career as a Radiologic Technologist, working over 10 years in both acute care and outpatient settings. I carried the lessons of my clinical experience with me into business, developing my marketing expertise while working with supply storage systems, medical devices, therapy delivery and software solutions. This has shaped my personal and professional drive to bring products and services to the market that enhance the delivery of care to patients.
At TECSYS, my focus is on maintaining client and industry relationships, supporting our R&D projects, and identifying business development opportunities in healthcare as its supply chain management function continues to change. I am the TECSYS representative for a number of industry organizations including The Board of the Arizona State University Health Sector Supply Chain Research Consortium (HSRC), the Strategic Marketplace Initiative (SMI) Technology Opportunities Initiative Team, and the GS1 Hospital Implementation Work Group.
As both a former clinician and healthcare supplier, I know my way around the US healthcare system. Supply chain issues that relate to healthcare, especially the US healthcare market, are my sweet spot. I look forward to discussing them with you.