February 28, 2024

The CPFR 2.0 Show: Episode 1: The Journey of CPFR

‍Rich Sherman, Senior Fellow at the Supply Chain Centre of Excellence at Tata Consultancy, joins bops CEO, Jorge Risquez, for a conversation about the journey of CPFR.

About this episode:

Rich Sherman, Senior Fellow at the Supply Chain Centre of Excellence at Tata Consultancy, joins bops CEO, Jorge Risquez, for a conversation about the journey of CPFR.

In this 25 minute session, Jorge and Rich will cover:

- The history of CPFR

- The challenges CPFR faced in scaling

- The current opportunities CPFR presents with advancements in technology

And so much more!

About the guest speaker:

Rich Sherman is an internationally recognized author and thought leader on trends and issues across supply chain management. He currently serves as a Senior Fellow at the Supply Chain Centre of Excellence for Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

His book, “Supply Chain Transformation: Practical Roadmap for Best Practice Results” (Wiley, 2012), is considered the go-to playbook for business transformation, earning praise from practitioners, academics, and non-supply chain executives.

Mr. Sherman has served on the working committees for several industry initiatives such as DAMA/Quick Response, Efficient Consumer Response (ECR), and VICS Collaborative Planning, Forecasting, and Replenishment (CPFR).

With a rich client portfolio, Mr. Sherman has successfully developed Enterprise Information Architecture for Colgate-Palmolive, a Supply Chain Systems Architecture for Coors Brewing, and scores of supply chain operations and systems assessments and architectures.

Throughout his career, Mr. Sherman has held senior management positions with visionary technology firms such as EXE, Syncra, and Numetrix; and, market-leading corporations such as Microsoft, Information Resources (IRI), Mercer Management Consulting, Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), and Unisys.

A prolific writer and sought-after speaker, Sherman frequently shares his insights on supply chain trends and models.

In 2023, Mr. Sherman was recognized with a Top 25 Consultants Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the advancement of the profession and application of leading-edge technologies for digital supply chain management.

He holds a BA and MA from Notre Dame.

FAQs

What is CPFR 2.0?

  • A once-a-month conversation between bops CEO Jorge Risquez, and experts from the consumer goods industry who are keen to share their hard-earned lessons and insights with you.

Can anyone join?

  • Of course! Although the CPFR 2.0 conversations are tailored towards customer supply chain teams, CPFR teams, category managers, and other operators at consumer brands, everyone is welcome to join us!