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AMR Research looks to industry veterans to expand its research staff in consumer products supply chain processes.
AMR Research Inc. has expanded its research team by adding two consumer products supply chain analysts, an addition that underscores what the company says is the importance in today’s economy of the global supply chain.
Steve Steutermann will focus his research on the consumer products industry’s supply chain. He has more than 25 years of experience in sales, marketing, process improvements and operations roles with companies such as Procter & Gamble and Gillette.
Allen Johnson will be a research director covering industrial and consumer supply chains. Prior to AMR Research, he had 15 years working experience at Hewlett-Packard before joining IDS Scheer, a business process management and consulting firm.
In addition, AMR has hired Paul Lord to head research in the chemical and process industries with a focus on transportation and inventory optimization, manufacturing and supply chain best practices. He has 25 years experience in the chemical industry.
“We are thrilled to welcome Allen, Paul and Steve to our supply chain research staff. They each bring a tremendous amount of industry experience, acumen, and enthusiasm to their roles,” says Tony Friscia, president and CEO of AMR Research. “These analysts reinforce our expertise in supply chain research and will help us continue to provide the best research and advice to our clients.”