Matt Davis Joins SCM World as Senior Vice President, Research

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Leading industry expert brings experience in supply chain strategy, digital innovation and segmentation

SCM World, the supply chain talent development partner for the world’s leading companies, today announced that Matt Davis has joined the organisation as senior vice president, research. Recognised as one of the industry’s emerging visionaries, Davis will focus on curating SCM World's customer centricity, digital demand, omnichannel and sustainability content.

With the addition of Davis, SCM World continues to add to its robust research team which comprises the sector’s most progressive thought leaders focused on accelerating collective learning across its community. By combining the insights of more than 20,000 senior supply chain professionals across the world, SCM World delivers a practitioner-driven content agenda of industry-leading research, best-practice exchanges, peer networking and events.

“I’ve long admired the great work done by SCM World and was drawn here by a desire to engage more directly in empowering supply chain professionals and helping develop industry talent,” said Davis. “I’m joining a team of extremely accomplished trail blazers and am looking forward to contributing foundational and cutting-edge best practices for our industry.”

Prior to SCM World, Davis was the lead analyst for supply chain strategy, digital innovation and segmentation as a research director at Gartner. Between 2010 and 2013, he pioneered some of the first perspectives on supply chain's future in supporting digital and solutions business models. Additionally, by publishing over 30 supply chain segmentation reports from his work with 130 cross-industry leaders, he has emerged as one of the world's leading voices on the subject.

Davis’ experience also includes several cross-functional roles at Dell where he gained practical experience in designing and implementing supply chain strategy. After rotations through logistics, demand management, sales operations and customer service, he joined Dell's Supply Chain Strategy organisation where he and his team designed one of the first successful end-to-end supply chain segmentation initiatives. The effort ultimately resulted in 30 percent total cost reduction, 99 percent complexity reduction and a double-digit increase to forecast accuracy.

“Matt’s strong research background combined with his practitioner experience brings a new dimension and perspective to our member community,” said Kevin O’Marah, chief content officer for SCM World. “As our research team continues to grow and synthesise best practices and insights from the top minds leading supply chains today, SCM World is quickly becoming recognised by global companies as the go-to partner for supply chain talent development.”

Davis is a Six Sigma black belt, a lean change agent and SCOR model expert. He spent six years as a board member for the Supply Chain Council where he helped drive SCOR strategy and development. Davis has a supply chain degree from Penn State and an MBA from the University of Texas. He currently assists in Penn State's development of the future workforce by serving as a Faculty Affiliate.

About SCM World
SCM World is the supply chain talent development partner for the world’s leading companies, empowering professionals with the capability, commitment and confidence to drive greater positive impact on business performance and help solve three of the world’s fundamental challenges: health, hunger and environmental sustainability.

The SCM World community accelerates collective learning and performance by harnessing the knowledge of the most forward-thinking supply chain practitioners, shared through industry-leading research, best-practice exchanges, peer networking and events. Over 150 companies participate in and contribute to the SCM World community, including P&G, Unilever, Nestlé, Samsung, Lenovo, Cisco, Merck, Caterpillar, Nike, Walgreens, Jaguar Land Rover, Raytheon, Chevron, Shell and BASF.

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