CPFR 2.0 – Featuring Richard Sherman – Senior Fellow, Supply Chain Centre of Excellence, Tata Consultancy


Join Jorge Risquez for a group and series that welcomes visionary leaders who are leveraging cutting-edge technologies to get closer to consumers through collaborative planning, forecasting, and replenishment.

Jorge’s guest is Richard Sherman, Senior Fellow, Supply Chain Centre of Excellence at Tata Consultancy, for a conversation about the journey of CPFR, discussing the challenges it faced in scaling, and the current opportunities it presents with advancements in technology.


About Richard Sherman
Richard Sherman is an internationally recognized author and thought leader on trends and issues across supply chain management. He currently serves as a Senior Fellow at the Supply Chain Centre of Excellence for Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

His book, “Supply Chain Transformation: Practical Roadmap for Best Practice Results” (Wiley, 2012), is considered the go-to playbook for business transformation, earning praise from practitioners, academics, and non-supply chain executives.

Mr. Sherman has served on the working committees for several industry initiatives such as DAMA/Quick Response, Efficient Consumer Response (ECR), and VICS Collaborative Planning, Forecasting, and Replenishment (CPFR). 

With a rich client portfolio, Mr. Sherman has successfully developed Enterprise Information Architecture for Colgate-Palmolive, a Supply Chain Systems Architecture for Coors Brewing, and scores of supply chain operations and systems assessments and architectures. 

Throughout his career, Mr. Sherman has held senior management positions with visionary technology firms such as EXE, Syncra, and Numetrix; and, market-leading corporations such as Microsoft, Information Resources (IRI), Mercer Management Consulting, Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), and Unisys.

A prolific writer and sought-after speaker, Sherman frequently shares his insights on supply chain trends and models. 

In 2023, Mr. Sherman was recognized with a Top 25 Consultants Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the advancement of the profession and application of leading-edge technologies for digital supply chain management.

He holds a BA and MA from Notre Dame.


About Jorge Risquez
An expert in global supply chains, Jorge began his career at Deloitte Consulting, where he spent 10+ years in the supply chain practice, playing a crucial role in helping Fortune 500 companies such as Tyson Foods navigate their supply chain and inventory problems during major crises, including COVID-19.

As Co-Founder & CEO of bopsJorge leads with a growth mindset, leveraging his technical acumen and an extensive track record of using technology to solve supply chain problems.


About bops
bops is a connected inventory platform that helps consumer brands avoid stockouts and overstocks by activating shelf data as actionable recommendations to streamline the Collaborative Planning, Forecasting, and Replenishment (CPFR) process.

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