Highlights from StockX VP Supply Chain Presentation & Dinner at Slalom Detroit

11/27/2019

APICS Greater Detroit had a great turnout last week with over 40 local professionals joining a fun and educational dinner meeting at the Slalom offices with special guest speaker, Tim McCurdy, StockX's VP of Supply Chain!

Tim shared how StockX turns Supply Chain traditional Sales and Operations Planning on it's head.

StockX is the world’s first stock market for things – a live ‘bid/ask’ marketplace. Buyers place bids, sellers place asks and when a bid and ask meet, the transaction happens automatically.

Networking and Mediterranean dinner started the evening in Slalom's innovative, laid back office space right in the center of downtown Detroit where forty were gathered to hear the magic behind Detroit's first unicorn billion-dollar start-up from their VP of Supply Chain, Tim McCurdy. Tim

Tim, with previous experience at Nike, L'Oreal, and Home Depot covered StockX's unique approach to supply chain management that flips sales and operation planning on its head. He also shared the importance of users to experience transparency, authenticity and anonymity when using their platform.

Slalom Detroit shared about machine learning, a method of data analysis that automates analytical model building to identify patterns and make decisions with minimal human intervention.

They reinforced the point that it doesn't need to be complicated. Start with one sku, one project and get that right. Then you can expand from there.

Slalom shares several case studies on their website on how machine learning approaches help solve complex problems.

We are also excited to be offering the globally recognized APICS certification classes starting in January 2020:

APICS Greater Detroit chapter members receive discounts on all certification classes – click here to join today.