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Davis Wu

Oceania Demand Manager, Nestlé Australia Ltd.

Davis has over 20 years of experience within supply chain arena in large multinational companies. His previous positions span from physical logistics / distribution specialist and manager, production manager, demand and supply planning project manager and most recently demand manager for Oceania region in Nestlé Australia. He is particularly specialised in Demand Planning and Forecasting process and techniques including advanced statistical tools such as SAS Forecast Studio, Enterprise Guide and JMP.

He took the lead role since 2010 to implement SAS Forecast Studio and surrounding SAS solutions in Nestlé Australia and delivered substantial improvement of demand plan accuracy for the company and helped keep stock inventory low while maintaining agreed service level for customers.

He also led initiatives within Nestlé Australia to apply some of the advanced analytics techniques to optimise trade spends in various product portfolios and also econometric modelling to predict growth trajectory in some product categories.

Davis holds a PhD degree from University of New South Wales on supply chain related research subject.

Natalie Mendes

Product Marketing Manager, Analytics, SAS Australia and New Zealand
Natalie Mendes is SAS Australia and New Zealand Product Marketing Manager for Analytics. Her primary efforts are centered on insuring SAS continues to deliver market viable and industry leading business analytics offerings.

Natalie completed a bachelors in Statistics and Computer Science at Swinburne University in Melbourne in which helped obtain her first professional role as an assistant statistician at Victoria’s Country Fire Authority. From there, Natalie secured a role at ANZ Bank as a credit risk analyst, developing credit scorecards and determining the risk of a customer to repay loans. As a SAS programmer (in those days), Natalie moved industries and became a pre-sales business solutions specialist, selling leading edge SAS software and solving complex business problems for large and small businesses. To name a few:

  • Social Network Analytics for Telcos
  • Credit Risk for Banking
  • Customer Segmentation for Retail

Natalie has been in the business analytics industry for 18 years and continues to help customers solve business problems, using the power of analytics to delve deep inside data to uncover insightful information and provide for accurate decision making.

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