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Where Are They Now? Catching up with MHEFI Scholarship Recipient Esmaeel Moradi

Catching up with an MHEFI Scholarship Recipient:

Using Analytics to Determine Walmart’s Future DC Operations

Esmaeel Moradi brings a lot of academic firepower to his role as logistics planning manager for Walmart, and that’s a good thing because it’s a pretty demanding job. Since November 2015, Moradi has worked at the company’s headquarters in Bentonville, AR, focusing on distribution network design, forecasting and data analysis for the nation’s largest retailer and private-sector employer.

Moradi is part of the analytics team that helps Walmart determine how many distribution centers it will need in the future, where those distribution centers should be located, which of the company’s stores should be assigned to those distribution centers, how its transportation network can operate most efficiently, how much of each retail item should be ordered and how those items should enter the distribution chain to best meet demand.

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The Q1 2018 issue of MHI Solutions focuses on the smart, connected supply chains of the future.. Where is your firm in its journey to take advantage of IIoT to create the kind of competitive advantage you need to survive and thrive in today’s on-demand, always-on economy? This issue of MHI Solutions tackles this important topic, including best practices and real-world examples of how leading firms are creating smart, connected supply chain operations.

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