Welcome

Synthesis Advisory is a consultancy firm with a concentrated focus on supply chain operations and technology. Or deep experience allows us to provide high-impact results for strategy and project leadership tied to capital improvements and organizational alignment.

Our primary disciplines of focus are:

  • Distribution
  • Automation
  • Information Technology
  • Supplier Relationship
  • Manufacturing Alignment

 

About

We recognize that leading companies demand their most valued consultants bring deep global experience with a nimble approach across an array of relevant disciplines. Your supply chain consultant must be able to deliver well-planned solutions completely aligned with your vision and operational objectives – from concept through to completion.

Synthesis Advisory was founded based on the principle that our understanding of your needs and the effective application of our expertise are crucial elements to your success. We manage our client engagements with this core principle always in the forefront and with the respect and attention this important relationship deserves.

Our Services

Global Supply Chain
Best Practices for Warehousing, Logistics, Inventory
Business Case and Project Planning for Capital Improvements
Trading Partner Integration and Collaboration
Organizational Alignment and Transition Management

Information Technology
Technology Assessment and Selection
Business and Material Handling Systems Integration Architecture
Business Case Development and Project Planning
Implementation Leadership

Strategy for Distribution-Intensive Markets
Sell-Side Consulting and Representation for Mid-market M&A
Strategic Planning, Consulting and Due Diligence Support
Buy-Side Candidate Evaluation
Integration for Operations and Technology

 

Profiles

  Matt Wilkerson

Accomplished, results-directed supply chain technology leader with 20 years of experience in operations and systems development and implementation, integration and organizational change management. Contribution to major transformation initiatives with budgets from $1M to $100M from initial concept through to deployment with continuous focus on operations, finance and technology adoption.

Involvement in global supply chain operations and technology has spanned the spectrum of the development lifecycle:

  • Strategy and business case development
  • Merger and acquisition integration, operations and technology alignment
  • Organizational development
  • Integrated, agile program/project management (PMP certified)
  • Requirements definition and process development
  • Comprehensive information flow and integration architecture
  • Software evaluation and selection
  • Equipment and material handling specification, evaluation and selection
  • Comprehensive functional specification
  • Technical specification and management of software development
  • Comprehensive testing and training
  • Post-implementation monitoring and tune-up

Extensive work with leading supply chain, ERP and integration solutions as a consultant and alongside global product development teams involving the following:

  • ERP: Oracle*, SAP*, PeopleSoft*, JD Edwards*, Oracle/Retek, JDA
  • Supplier Integration: Ariba*, IBM Sterling Commerce, Oracle iSupplier Portal
  • Forecasting and Planning: Demand Solutions*, John Galt, JDA/i2
  • Web Commerce and Order Management (OMS): Oracle ATG, Demandware, IBM Sterling Commerce, Manhattan Associates*
  • Warehouse Management (WMS): Manhattan Associates*, JD Edwards*, SAP, JDA/RedPrairie and HighJump
  • Transportation Management (TMS): JDA/i2/Manugistics, Manhattan Associates, G-Log/OTM, ILOG
  • Project Management: MS Project/Server*, Confluence/JIRA*, HP ALM*, SharePoint*, Planview*

* Hands-on configuration, development, testing, deployment

Earned B.S. in Management from Georgia Tech and has been an active participant in CSCMP, Supply Chain Consortium, National Association of Wholesalers and Technology Association of Georgia. Presented at industry events, produced several white papers and contributed to articles for leading trade publications related to supply chain planning, operations and technology.

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Contact

Office Locations

In Georgia:

Synthesis Advisory, LLC
1205 Johnson Ferry Road
Suite 136-303
Marietta, Georgia 30068

 


In Tennessee:

200 W M L King Boulevard
Suite 1000
Chattanooga, TN 37402

 

Phone: 404-641-3727
Fax: 404-465-3504

For inquiries, please call or send e-mail to info@syn-adv.com