Tesco is probably best known for using data in customer segmentation, through the Clubcard loyalty card programme. But it is equally important in optimising the operation. And in a business which moves 32,000,000 cases of food each week, even small improvements can mean big savings.
This talk will present some real-life applications of data science in the supply chain, from automatically managing the impact of weather on sales to optimising truck loads delivered into depots.
As part of the case studies, Tom will also share some of the challenges and learnings for practitioners translating data science and insight into real business change.
Since joining Tesco in 2005, Tom has led numerous programmes to improve the efficiency of operations, frequently by finding novel ways to use the company’s wealth of data.
Most recently he has been responsible for development of the supply chain, where becoming a more data-driven organisation is a central part of his strategy, including a £9m investment in 2012 to improve analytics capability.
Previously Tom worked in Strategy Consulting, Venture Capital and FMCG.
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