Corporate Consultant Brings Track Record of Significant Value
Creation To the World’s Large Extended Enterprises
SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cloudleaf,
Inc., an emerging leader in digital supply chain solutions, today
announced the addition of Bill Read to its corporate Board of Advisors.
Over four decades, Mr. Read has been one of corporate America’s most
sought-after advisors to large global enterprises operating complex
supply chains. He has worked with a range of multinational companies in
industries as varied as retail, consumer goods, industrial products and
Mr. Read spent more than a decade at Accenture, directing the consulting
giant’s Supply Chain practice in North America as well as its
multi-billion dollar global Consumer, Retail and Industrial Products
management consulting business. He previously served in executive-level
positions at Capgemini, CSC and Cleveland Consulting Associates. He is
the founder of 21 Merit, LLC, an independent advisor to corporate
management teams and today regularly advises innovative startup
companies on critical business issues.
Mr. Read earned a Master’s Degree in Finance and Operations at
Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor’s
in Civil Engineering at the University of Michigan.
“With all the talk about enabling the digital supply chain with full
visibility, most efforts have fallen short because of a key missing
element: namely, the ability to capture product flow data within and
between facilities on a real-time basis,” Mr. Read said. “With
Cloudleaf’s cloud-based solution and ability to pull data from the Edge,
we now can realize the vision of 100% visible Supply Chain. This company
has the opportunity to bring extraordinary visibility, efficiencies and
responsiveness to supply chains in every industry. It is exciting to be
part of an emerging innovator that can redefine peak performance for
virtually any supply chain on earth.”
“Bill Read has had as much positive impact on supply chains as any
consultant in the business,” said Cloudleaf CEO Mahesh Veerina. “Bill
will be a tremendous catalyst for Cloudleaf as we expand our unrivaled
solutions to more and more extended supply chain networks.”
Cloudleaf’s mission is to create significant value across the end-to-end
supply chain network by dramatically increasing visibility of product
flow. The result for our customers is increased revenue, reduced
operational material losses and enhanced reliability of operations.
Our supply chain Visibility Platform delivers complete, real-time views
and insights across the eco-system, from suppliers through production
and distribution to customers. Using IOT, AI/ML and advanced analytics,
our cloud software creates a digital model of the supply chain and
processes billions of events per second to deliver diagnostic and
predictive insights in real-time for location, condition, utilization
and anomaly detection. Cloudleaf is empowering world leading companies
in pharmaceuticals, food and advanced manufacturing with significant ROI
and millions in savings.
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