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Laura van Dijken

About Laura van Dijken

Director of Marketing at AIMMS

How Peapod drives supply chain innovation and efficiency with analytics

Posted on September 10, 2018 by Leave a reply

1280px-Peapod_logo.svgAn interview with Daniël van Gool at Peapod

It’s an exciting era for retail as companies continue to focus on creating and providing a great experience for their customers, while driving innovation and market share. There’s no doubt that the role of data, technology and analytics in retail decision-making is growing, and that this trend will further heat up over the next few years. I spoke with Daniël van Gool, Director of Supply Chain Development at Peapod, a leading U.S. online grocer who serves the East Coast and Mid-West, to hear about how he views the role of analytics and technology in driving supply chain innovation at his company.

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An interview with Norm Jerome: BP

Posted on November 11, 2015 by Leave a reply

BP_Logo.svgI recently had the pleasure of speaking with Norm Jerome, a longtime AIMMS customer. It was great to learn about how AIMMS is used in the BP Petrochemical businesses and how it has been adopted by more and more end-users across the business. Here is a summary of that interview.

Hi Norm, Tell me a little about your background.

My formal training was in Chemical Engineering with emphasis on Process Control, and for the first 10 years of my career I worked as a Process Control Engineer, initially at Eastman Kodak, and then at Amoco.  In the mid-90’s I moved over to Amoco Oil’s planning & scheduling department, and started working on refinery LP’s and scheduling systems. It was in that role that I first started working with AIMMS.  At the end of the 90’s Amoco was acquired by BP, and around the same time I transferred over to what was now BP-Amoco’s Aromatics department within Petrochemicals, where I have been ever since.

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9 Apps in 2 Days: Business App Development Acceleration

Posted on June 26, 2015 by Leave a reply

An Interview with Christian Olsen, Head of Business Development at Höegh Autoliners

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Christian Olsen

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Christian Olsen, Head of Business Development at Höegh, a leading global shipping company specializing in vehicle transportation services.  Christian and his team were in our offices taking part in a new 2 day “hackathon” workshop that involved collaborative app development with AIMMS, Höegh and Ab Ovo, an AIMMS IT implementation partner.

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Getting Up to Speed on Business Analytics at INFORMS

Posted on April 20, 2015 by Leave a reply

This was my first INFORMS Business Analytics conference and I was not sure what to expect. Looking at the agenda beforehand it looked like it would be a great opportunity to learn how companies spanning across many verticals were using analytics to make an impact and drive value.  There were many interesting sessions that I was looking forward to attending to help me get up to speed on the industry.

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Lora Cecere on Supply Chain Metrics that Matter

Posted on February 20, 2015 by Leave a reply

Interview with Lora Cecere, Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights and Author of Supply Chain Metrics that Matter (published December 2014).

Lora CecereLora Cecere is the founder and CEO of the research firm Supply Chain Insights. She is the author of the enterprise software blog Supply Chain Shaman, which attracts 5,000 readers weekly. She also writes a blog for Forbes and is a LinkedIn Influencer. Currently, Lora’s research focuses on supply chain sensing and revenue management. Her supply chain experience includes specialist roles at AMR Research, Clorox, Gartner Group, Kraft, and Procter & Gamble.

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