Dave Brooks Senior Director at Software AG
Dave Brooks is a Senior Director of Strategic Business Solutions for Software AG and leads the Supply Chain practice for the Americas, working with the company’s largest manufacturing, retail and logistics customers. He partners with clients to create business value through greater agility, control and visibility across the supply chain, with specialized expertise in business process improvement, process intelligence, and the visualization of critical metrics. He was recently recognized by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine as a “Pro to Know” for 2012.
In addition to consulting and software sales experience, Mr. Brooks’ career spans over 20 years of industry expertise between Wall Street and Silicon Valley. He is a frequent speaker and author on the topics of process visibility and techniques to “move the needle” to produce business impact. Mr. Brooks is a graduate of Brown University with a BA in Organizational Behavior & Management.
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Recent Blog Posts
I Can See For Miles: 7 Ways to Drive Value Through Process Visibility
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I’ve Got the Music in Me: Supply Chain Songs Volume 3 – Successes
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What are your brown M&Ms? Van Halen’s early warning techniques to discover operational problems
In the Supply Chain world, advanced warning of potential issues can impact cost, cycle time and quality. The rock band Van Halen actually mastered this technique to reliably predict operational failures using - of all things - brown M&Ms. Following a presentation I gave in Dallas, I had the opportunity to compare notes with a few companies about the business implications of these "brown M&Ms" in supply chain.