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Supply and Demand Chain Executive Announces the 2016 Pros to Know

Supply and Demand Chain Executive Announces the 2016 Pros to Know


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Supply and Demand Chain Executive Announces the 2016 Pros to Know

May 10, 2016

Alpharetta, GA, May 10, 2016 — Aptean, a leading provider of mission critical enterprise software solutions, is pleased to announce three leaders within its supply chain group have been named to the annual Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s 2016 Pros to Know listing. Brad Steger, Steve Adams, and Kevin Plets have been recognized for the talent, knowledge, skills and efforts that exemplify supply chain excellence.

Brad Steger, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Management/Vertical Solutions Product Group, has more than 15 years’ experience of implementing world-class supply chain applications that help provide customers with cost-effective solutions to adapt to today’s dynamic supply chains. By combining a suite of dynamic and flexible applications, a trusted software partner and a shared vision of the future, Brad believes that executives will be able to make better, tactical business decisions without sacrificing long-term strategic requirements. When this occurs, the supply chain can immediately adapt to anything the business has in store and prove to be a competitive advantage.

Director, Catalyst Product Line, Steve Adams’ unique 28+ years of experience in 3PL operations and supply chain software has greatly benefited his customers through the development of the most feature rich, stable, and scalable WMS products in the industry. According to Steve, labor management projects have been a big focus in the past few years, and the trend is certainly continuing in 2016. Knowing what your labor force is doing, and if they are doing it effectively, can pave the way for big cost savings.

Kevin Plets, Director, Vision Product Line, has been involved in developing software and service solutions for suppliers, distributors and retailers for over 25 years. Kevin sees a number of challenges in the ongoing changes in the world of retail. Brick and mortar retailers face the continuous assault of etailers, while etailers are faced with fulfilling the consumer’s desire for immediate, or near immediate, receipt of items. Solutions to improve forecasting inventory at both warehouse and store levels reduce inventory carrying costs, while also ensuring high “in-stock” and lower return rates of merchandise.

Aptean helps customers develop and thrive in ever-changing business landscapes by providing solutions that are adaptable, configurable, scalable, and stable. We provide end-to-end solutions—from raw materials supplier and customer collaboration to global inventory management and supply-chain execution. Our Supply Chain Management software applications are now used by over 700 customers in more than 35 countries.

Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the executive's user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, is in the 16th year of compiling an annual listing of Pros to Know in the supply chain industry. The Pros to Know Awards recognize supply chain executives, and manufacturing and non-manufacturing enterprises, that are leading initiatives to help prepare their companies’ supply chains for the significant challenges of today’s business climate. This year’s list includes more than 200 individuals from software firms and service providers, consultancies or academia, who helped their supply chain clients or the supply chain community at large prepare to meet these challenges—and more than 40 Practitioner Pros, who do the same within their own companies.

“Supply & Demand Chain Executive congratulates the 2016 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Pros to Know recipients,“ says Ronnie Garrett, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “We commend recipients for their achievements. Their accomplishments offer a roadmap for other leaders looking to leverage the supply chain for competitive advantage. Their efforts in developing the tools, processes and a knowledge base for supply chain transformation, as well as in promoting new approaches to supply chain enablement, earned these individuals a rightful place in this year's Pros to Know listing.”

Supply & Demand Chain Executive received more than 350 entries for the 2016 Pros to Know Awards. Visit Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s website at for the full list of all of the 2016 Pros To Know and Practitioner Pros winners.

About Supply & Demand Chain Executive

Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the executive's user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, utilizing hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints and unbiased case studies to steer executives and supply management professionals through the complicated, yet critical, world of supply and demand chain enablement to gain competitive advantage. Visit us on the web at

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