Alf Sherk founded SherTrack, LLC to bring an innovative customer focused Lean approach to traditional supply chain planning and execution for complex manufacturing operations. The need for a new process arose from his experience in leading the Specialty Chemical IBU of Dow Chemical’s Canadian division and the challenge of optimizing plant scheduling.
His vision and experience led to the SherTrack SNAPPS™ technology solution breakthrough. The Lean Pull process is transformed and made fully operational with SherTrack SNAPPS™ predictive analytics by meeting customer demand and driving total system costs down. This transformational approach significantly outperforms both the traditional Lean Pull and S&OP forecast based methodology.
Alf Sherk previously founded e-Chemicals, a pioneer in business-to-business e-commerce and is a past member of Michigan State University’s Graduate School of Business technical advisory council. He is a graduate of Queen’s University and earned graduate degrees in organic chemistry and business administration.
Nick Howard, Vice President of Operations
As Vice President of Operations at SherTrack Nick leads R&D efforts in algorithms along with client support and implementations. Prior to joining SherTrack, he served for 12 years in the Army as an infantry officer. His service included 3 years of combat leadership in both Iraq and Afghanistan where he commanded a group of more than 250 soldiers responsible for significant portions of Khowst and Paktika provinces. His most recent position in the Army was as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he taught courses in probability, statistics, and calculus. His research areas included stochastic modeling, optimization, and network science. Nick's education includes a Master Degree of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Operations Research, and a Bachelors Degree (summa cum laude) from the United States Military Academy in Operations Research. Nick has also graduated from the Army's rigorous Ranger School and is the recipient of two Bronze Stars earned during combat service.
Sachin Jain, Vice President of Information Systems
Sachin Jain is the Vice President of Information Systems at SherTrack and he leads the development and provisioning of SherTrack’s software solutions. He provides the vision and leadership for developing, implementing and maintaining solutions to enable SherTrack’s business strategy and objectives in a very competitive marketplace. Sachin joined the SherTrack team in 2003 and has played a key role in development of SNAPPS™. He has over 10 years of experience in leading software development. Sachin holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor and Bachelors of Science in Engineering in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor.
Greg Schlegel is Vice President Business Development for Shertrack, LLC. He is internationally recognized as a supply chain expert and thought leader. With over 25 years supply chain executive leadership experience, Greg held leadership positions with several Fortune 100 companies and spent over 7 years as an IBM Supply Chain Executive Consultant.
Greg is highly published and a frequent speaker at conferences, seminars and webinars. He presents papers on supply chain management, risk management, Lean/Six Sigma and Theory of Constraints throughout the US and around the globe. Greg is recognized by his peers as an industry leader and Past President of APICS’ International Society. Greg also served on APICS Strategic Direction Committee and the Editorial Board for DC Velocity magazine.
Greg shares his supply chain expertise with university students and supply chain professionals. He served as IBF forecasting certification instructor, taught operations management at the University of Scranton, St. Johns University and invited as a special guest lecturer at ASU and Rutgers University.
Greg is presently a member of the Business Intelligence Roundtable for Villanova University and teaching graduate level supply chain risk management at Lehigh University. For over three years, Greg has been facilitating Supply Chain Risk Management workshops around the globe. Greg is certified CPIM, CSP in systems and a Theory of Constraints Certified Jonah. He holds a B.S. in Operations Research and Computer Science from Penn State University and did his graduate work at Lake Forest College.
Dr. Andre Calmon, Science Advisor
Andre Calmon is an Assistant Professor of Technology and Operations Management at INSEAD, Paris. He is an expert on supply chain and optimization and has done research and consulting with several major global firms in these areas. Andre serves on the SherTrack Board of Advisors and helps provide depth and expertise to our algorithms group.
Andre earned his Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He also holds a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp) and a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Universidade de Brasilia (UnB).