Jul 27, 2020
On this episode of The Uplow’d, our guests Amanda Jack, B.J. Schmidt and Greg Noble give us a behind-the-scenes look into what goes into store ordering, and how the recent introduction of a system called AutoMINs puts data behind each order placed to keep store shelves stocked.
Amanda Jack is a Lead Solution Design Consultant for the 84.51° SCORe & Operations Research Missions, which services Kroger Supply Chain & Retail Operations. Over the past two years, her focus has been on delivering 84.51° store ordering science solutions (specifically Forecasting and AutoMINs) to Kroger. Prior to that, Amanda worked in various Merchandise Planning and Inventory Management roles, most recently as a Strategic Planning Manager for Nike.
B.J. Schmidt is Senior Manager- Retail Operations for Kroger, where he leads a team of process design specialists for the evolution of store ordering to centralized service and enterprise technology. The projects he oversees include product design, development and scaled enterprise rollout.
Greg Noble is 84.51°’s Director of Data Science for Operations Research. He manages a team of data scientists developing solutions that use science to improve processes and streamline operations for Kroger customers and associates. Greg holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from Wright State University.