Using Connected Planning to Meet Complex Supply Chain Challenges with Speed and Resilience

  • Discussing how Connected Planning enables companies, like Nordstrom, to gain resilience, make better decisions faster, and change outcomes for customers and stakeholders alike
  • Focusing on:
    • Improving inventory reconciliation practices
    • Expedited their ability to plan, analyze and deploy inbound/outbound inventory forecasting cycles
    • Enabled data driven approaches to planning across distribution and fulfillment centers
    • Improved labor efficiency for faster inventory movement at a reduced cost

Eric Lange
Principal Solution Consultant – Supply Chain

Eric Lange brings 31 years of experience in Supply Chain Management, primarily in Forecasting, Demand Management, Inventory & Production Planning, as well as IBP/S&OP leadership roles. After 22 years of being a supply chain practitioner, he wanted to help as many corporation discover and benefit from true planning solution that is for the modern world and to help transform supply chains to handle today’s speed of business and change. This led Eric to Anaplan.

Today, Eric has been with Anaplan for 7.5 years in a few Supply Chain roles, including Customer Success and Product Marketing. Most of the time at Anaplan, Eric has been a Principal Solutions Consultant. In this role, Eric has helped many customers understand the full potential of connected planning with Anaplan to drive accuracy and confidence in Supply Chain Planning, as well as achieve tremendous results and value.

Eric has experienced proven success in managing several demand planning process and full-scale system implementations across a wide variety of industries, including healthcare and medical devices, forest products, eyewear, consumer packaged goods, retail and electronic manufacturing services. For the past two decades, Eric has been a major part of the decision making process, design, project management and implementation of several leading supply chain software solutions, including Manugistics DPEE, SAP R/3, SAP APO, Demand Foresight and Kinaxis RapidResponse, Steelwedge and Anaplan.

Kristina Hull
Product Manager II, Enterprise Insights – Integrated Business Planning

Kristina Hull is a seasoned product manager with 6+ years of experience in both hardware and software development. Her expertise focuses on the intersection of consumer retail and supply chain industries. She is a strategic thinker who leads with empathy and encourages collaboration. Her ability to distill complex technical concepts into actionable insights has enabled accelerated product life cycles to deliver more efficient, user-centric solutions.

She serves as product lead for NCoder, a Nordstrom integrated business planning initiative. With her support, NCoder has reduced targeted planning cycle timelines by 75% and improved forecast accuracy to drive 3 million in operating cost reduction for 2023.

Trent Allen
Spaulding Ridge

Trent is a business and technology leader with 12+ years of experience in product strategy, development, delivery and support. He is a passionate change advocate with a focus on enabling solutions centered on seamless functionality, simplistic design, and reliable performance with a low total cost of ownership. His strength as a liaison-leader between business and IT aims to ensure solutions delivered optimize and enhance your workforce while enabling growth for years to come.