SmartOps Corporation, the leading enterprise-class supply chain optimization solutions provider, today announced the appointment of Martin Barkman as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 5, 2012.
Mr. Barkman replaces Dr. Sridhar Tayur who will continue to be involved with SmartOps as an advisor to the Board of Directors.
Mr. Barkman most recently served as the Executive Vice President of Global Operations where he was responsible for worldwide sales, sales consulting, marketing, alliances, professional services, and account services. Mr. Barkman has been in various operating roles of increasing responsibility since joining the company in early 2001. In addition, he has broad-based supply chain technology and management experience ranging from consulting at McKinsey & Company to product supply and manufacturing management at Procter & Gamble. Mr. Barkman received his MBA in Finance as a Palmer Scholar from the Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania. He also earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering with Distinction from Cornell University.
“Martin’s considerable contributions as Executive Vice President of Global Operations have been instrumental in SmartOps becoming the undisputed market leader in advanced supply chain optimization solutions,” said Ed Lange, Executive Chairman of SmartOps. “His leadership and strategic vision for the Company, coupled with his strong relationships and understanding of our employees, customers and partners, made it clear to me and the Board that he was ideally suited to lead SmartOps as we enter the next phase of growth and innovation.”
SmartOps is supply chain planning that right sizes inventory and captures more sales for global enterprises. SmartOps captures the full complexity and uncertainty of your global supply chain, and makes managing it simple. Deploying SmartOps’ solutions has dramatically improved supply chain performance at Fortune 1000 and Global 2000 companies in discrete manufacturing, consumer durables and packaged goods, technology, pharmaceutical manufacturing, distribution, chemicals and retail industries. SmartOps is an SAP Solution Extension partner and integrates with all leading enterprise application platforms. Contact SmartOps at 412-231-0115 or visit us at www.smartops.com for more information.