Richard Sparkes
Case Study

Richard Sparkes

Senior Director, Synchronised Planning & Automation
Delivering customer value through design and delivery of innovative planning and supply chain orchestration capabilities. Richard’s goal is to move Autonomous Planning from an aspiration to reality in Johnson & Johnson.
Within Richard’s 20+ years at Johnson & Johnson he has held several positions of increasing responsibility - in both the Consumer Health and Med Tech businesses, culminating in his current business wide Strategy, Innovation & Deployment position.
His roles have ranged from leading Planning & ERP system implementations to Global Supply Chain leadership. Prior to J&J he worked for Unilever then Cadbury Schweppes.
Richard earned his B.A. (Hons) degree in Manufacturing Engineering at Loughborough University, UK.
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Case Study: E2E Supply Chain Control Tower: Autonomously Orchestrating Outcomes at J&J

While functional Control Towers have proved valuable – by design they typically remain siloed solutions with different technology platforms. What if you could: Create an e2e digital supply chain twin? See, Understand, Act and ultimately learn what’s happening in your supply chain, outside-in – and move to autonomously orchestrate better outcomes. Join Alain Crottaz and Richard Sparkes as they share and detail their J&J journey, encompassing the ambition, methodology, and executional time horizon.

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