About

Mastering the art of informed decision making through advanced data analytics and innovative problem solving.

Supply Chain Consulting + Advanced analytics + System Solutions – delivered together for a profound impact

Focus on learning rather than knowing; innovation rather than conformism; data driven and diligence from start to finish – define our core values.

Our Belief System

We are guided by the vision of delivering cost-effective and tailored supply chain solutions for our clients. Truly effective solutions need not be expensive. However, truly effective supply chain solutions need to be comprehensive. When we apply deep domain knowledge together with the appropriate systems & tools and our undeterred passion for delivering impactful solutions, our clients truly benefit and appreciate our work.

Businesses derive deeper insights into their operations, the walls of the functional silos break down and doors for bigger possibilities and opportunities open. We recognize and comprehend the unique supply chain complexities faced by our clients. Our solutions are designed to address all these complexities through flexibility and innovation.

Innovation Scientists at the Core

Unique and irreplaceable – that’s what every employee at Plan2Execute is.

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Mani Gokarnesan

Founder

Mani brings over 15 years of experience in supply chain management & technology consulting with Big 4 (Deloitte) and boutique consulting firms. He is a trusted advisor to CXO and VP Level executives in leading E2E Supply Chain and Digital transformations across Retail, CPG, Industrial and consumer electronics verticals. Sample clients include URBN, Ahold Delhaize, Southeastern Grocers, Foot Locker, HEB, Jonathan Adler, Dorel, Reckitt Benckiser, French Foods, Mead Johnson, Hitachi, Activision Blizzard, Pall Corporation, 4C Foods, Dialight, etc. Mani has an MBA in supply chain management and finance from Penn State University and an MS in EE from Texas Tech University.

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Doug Thomas

Chief Scientist

Doug brings the academic perspective behind our innovative modeling and optimization techniques in P2E solutions. He is currently a professor of Technology & Operations Management at the Darden School of Business in University of Virginia. Prior successful tenures include Penn State University and INSEAD, France. Doug has published several papers in Operations Research and most recently co-authored a book on Supply Chain Planning. He has a PhD in Operations Research from Georgia Tech and BS from Cornell.

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Mohan Vaidheeswaran

Head, Supply Chain Analytics & CIO

Mohan heads and nurtures our team of quants specialists & developers. With 33+ years experience in Operational and finance analytics and information technology, Mohan and his team have been leveraging big data and real time analytics before those terms became common place. Sample areas of expertise include adaptive and advanced analytics as it applies to multi-echelon inventory management, transportation route optimization, advanced planning & scheduling, etc

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Chandra Kalyanasundaram

CTO, India

Chandra comes with over 25+ years of experience in the IT Industry as the primary architect of several mission critical systems. He has led high performance teams as the Sr Director at Cognizant Technology Solutions and as a VP at iNautix Technologies. Chandra has delivered modularized and rapidly configurable systems and applications in supply chain and operations, healthcare, finance, and social media platforms.

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Tim Laseter

VP, Business Development

Tim is a recognized expert in omni-channel retailing. Most recently, Tim was a Managing Director at Strategy&, the Strategy consulting arm of PwC, where he focused on omnichannel design and execution for both retailers and consumer product companies. Prior to that, Tim was a partner at Booz Allen & Hamilton, helping a wide variety of global businesses with operations strategy, supply chain management and strategic sourcing. He is the author or co-author of four books, including Strategic Product Creation, and Internet Retail Operations and several publications. Tim also serves as the Professor of Practice at the prestigious Darden Business School in UVA, where he also earned his PhD in Operations Management

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Dean Johnson

Advisor

Dean serves as an advisor for OmniphAI. He is a Serial entrepreneur, who nurtures and grows small companies to strategic exits or transformative financings. Dean has a deep background in finance. Starting in Wall Street, Dean made the transition to main street, founding several companies, and growing others either through serving in the boards or in official C-level and VP level positions. Dean is a passionate community leader and serves as a treasurer in the Boys and Girls club in Austin. At other times, Dean can be seen riding his custom bike or flying one of his planes. Dean is an MBA graduate from the Darden Business School in UVA.

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Joe Fantasia

Advisor

Joe has 35+ years experience in retail & logistics consulting. He spent 18+ years with Deloitte Consulting as the Head of Retail Supply Chain practice in the US as well as the Head of Logistics & Distribution practice. Joe has led numerous supply chain transformation projects over the course of his career. His functional expertise includes supply chain strategy and execution, Omni-Channel Design, optimizing product flow profitability, network optimization, speed to market and logistics operational improvements. Joe has a BSBA, from Georgetown University.

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Jason Acimovic

Prinicpal Consultant

Jason’s fundamental research in fulfillment optimization is one of the primary drivers of our solution. He helps in model building and commercialization of the system. Jason received a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Operations Research Center and a B.S. in Physics from Yale University. Jason’s research interests include applied operations research and non-traditional supply chains. Specifically, he has focused on characterizing and developing implementable solutions for the unique problems arising in supply chain networks of online retailing, including substantial work with Amazon on fulfillment optimization. He has received numerous awards for the same. Jason currently is an Assistant Professor in the Penn State Smeal College of Business

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Arun Gopalakrishnan

Principal Consultant

Arun’s primary research area is in Customer Lifetime Value and how firms can grow revenue through customer relationship management. By leveraging insights in measuring the effects of marketing initiatives such as loyalty programs, digital coupons, and email communications on short-term and long-term customer value, significant econometric and statistical methods can be developed to shape demand and influence promotions, together with inventory and fulfilment constraints. Arun is an assistant professor in Rice University, Jones Graduate School of Business. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from the Wharton School, an M.B.A from Penn State, and a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Auckland.

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