Former Frito-Lay Supply Chain Leader to Join IDC Retail Insights

Framingham, MA – March 23, 2015 – A six-sigma green belt, Victoria Brown joins IDC Retail Insights  as Senior Research Analyst, Retail Supply Chain.  In this new role, Victoria will spearhead the supply chain research program, covering critical topics such as  inventory management, warehouse management, logistics and omni-channel distributed order orchestration to support IT leaders at top retailers around the globe.  Most recently, Victoria served as a supply chain leader, overseeing load balance and tracking distribution channels for the 3rd largest plant in Frito Lay North America. 

With a MS in Operations Design, Concentrating in Supply Chain Management from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Victoria's research will complement IDC Retail Insights' existing coverage of the supply chain.  Planned research includes: IDC Maturity Models, IDC MaturityScape Benchmarks, IDC MarketScapes and IDC PeerScapes on inventory management, warehouse management, logistics and omni-channel distributed order orchestration.    Previously, Victoria held supply chain positions at VistaPrint and Procter & Gamble, honing her keen understanding of the supply chain and the critical technologies necessary to effectively execute supply chain operations in today's transformative retail environment.  Follow Victoria @VJABrown.

"We are thrilled to welcome Victoria to the team.  Her recent industry experience will be valuable to clients and prospects seeking to modernize their supply chain infrastructure to meet the demands of today's savvy consumers," said Robert Parker, Group Vice President, IDC Retail Insights.  "A complement to our existing library of research, Victoria's work will dive deeper into the business and technology challenges facing retailers today with respect to the supply chain and their IT priorities in 2015 and beyond."

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