Graco’s Supply Chain Journey: Driving Global Inventory Performance

Graco, a leading global manufacturer of fluid management products, uses decision automation to improve its supply chain performance across its worldwide network by:

  •  Improving forecast accuracy using leading indicators and channel forecasting
  • Optimizing inventory using multi-echelon inventory optimization (MEIO) and demand planning as their markets shifts
  • Right-sizing inventory investments with optimal safety stock levels balanced with profitability goals
  • Maximizing team efficiencies with data-driven decision automation

Hear from one of their longtime leaders about their journey, learnings, and partnerships.

Bernie Knox
Corporate Materials Manager
Graco Inc.

Bernie has over 20 years of business experience in Manufacturing, Purchasing, Distribution Operations, ERP implementations (Oracle), and would be described as a team leader. I carry strong oral and written communication skills, along with strong system proficiency. He also has close to two decades of progressive and diverse experience in Procurement, Inventory, Supply Chain, Logistics, and Production Control Management. With a high energy level focused on continuous improvement, he is willing to do whatever it takes to accomplish a mission, and carry a strong commitment for success.