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Spinnaker Consultants Honored with 2018 Supply Chain Pros to Know Awards
Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine Recognizes Nick Hamm and Brad Murach in their Annual Listing of Top Supply Chain Industry Professionals

Houston, February 23, 2018 – Spinnaker, the global provider of supply chain consulting services, announced today that Nick Hamm and Brad Murach have been recognized by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine as 2018 Pros to Know. The Pros to Know Awards, which had over 300 submissions, recognize supply chain executives, and manufacturing and non-manufacturing enterprises, that are leading initiatives to help prepare their companies’ supply chains for the significant challenges of today’s business climate.


Nick Hamm, Vice President of Spinnaker’s Supply Chain Design practice, is one of the most experienced and trusted Supply Chain Design professionals in the world. Prior to joining Spinnaker, Nick was the first employee of LLamasoft and spent 8 years with the leading supply chain software firm in a variety of consulting and engineering roles, including serving as the first product manager for LLamasoft’s flagship product, Supply Chain Guru. He also led boutique supply chain design firm Pareto Consulting for 4 years. Nick’s background includes significant business transformation, applied modeling, and data transformation expertise developed during nearly 15 years of commercial project experience in supply chain design


Brad Murach, a Director and JDA Functional Consulting practice leader in Spinnaker’s Planning Systems practice, has spent the past 12 years in supply chain blending business transformations with planning systems implementation. Brad’s specialty is working with clients to understand their supply chain environment and unique needs and then helping them deploy planning processes and systems that are sustainable, blend best practices with creative solutions to unique needs, and that can be successfully adopted by the planning and IT organizations. Brad also specializes in helping clients adopt and get the most out of existing solutions, including change management and training.


“We hired Nick to lead our SCD practice because of his leadership, expertise, and ability to help clients achieve success in their supply chain design efforts. Being named a Pro to Know is further recognition of his success in doing this and his reputation as a thought leader. Brad has been a leader in our JDA practice for over 8 years and was recently promoted to Director of the JDA Functional team. Being named a Pro-to-Know recognizes the expertise he has developed and the value he has helped bring to our clients. We’re proud to have them both on our team,” said John Sharkey, Spinnaker’s SVP of Consulting.


“Supply & Demand Chain Executive congratulates the 2018 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Pros to Know recipients. The Pros to Know is a listing of exceptional corporate executives at manufacturing and non-manufacturing enterprises who are leading initiatives to help prepare their companies’ supply chains for the significant challenges in the year ahead,” says John Yuva, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “We commend this year’s recipients for their achievements in supply chain and for paving the way for the next generation of exceptional supply chain leaders. This year’s recipients embody the commitment to transformative supply chain tools and processes, earning these individuals a rightful place in this year’s Pros to Know listing.”


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