SCO offers two of the most experienced network modeling strategists in the country; both began dealing with logistics models when analysis had to be performed on university-based computers on a time-share basis. Today, we can provide access to SAILS, the best-of-breed software from Insight, Inc., or other modeling platforms selected in consultation with the customer.
Our lead executive is Chris Ritz who received a B.S. in Economics from M.I.T., followed by an M.B.A. and Ph.D. in Operations Management from Cincinnati. He has held faculty appointments at Swarthmore College and Concordia University of Montreal. He has taught modeling at The Wharton School’s Executive M.B.A. Program and is currently on the Practitioner Faculty at Johns Hopkins’ new Carey School of Business. His work experience includes positions at Northrup-Grumman Aerospace and General Electric.
Ritz's 30 years of modeling experience encompasses some
of the largest most complex companies such as Cadbury Schweppes
North America, Colgate-Palmolive US & Europe, DuPont,
Genuine Parts [NAPA], Glaxo-Smith-Kline, Harley-Davidson,
M&M/Mars, Fisher Scientific, Toyota North America and
Union Pacific Railroad. When Pennzoil and Quaker State merged
Ritz did their network optimization. He also provided the
network analysis for the merger of Unilever's disparate business
units into what is now Unilever Health and Personal Care.
Our support executive is Jack Ampuja who has a bachelor's
degree in Management from the University of Massachusetts
and an MBA from the University of Connecticut . His academic
experience includes supply chain faculty positions at Western
New England College , Canisius College and Niagara University
where he currently serves as Executive Director of the Logistics,
Transportation and Management Center and as Executive-in-Residence
for the School of Business .
Ampuja's 25 years of supply chain experience comes from
the customer side while at American Can Company [Manager
of Logistics Planning], Tambrands [Director of Logistics],
Rich Products [Vice President of Purchasing & Logistics]
and Fisher Scientific [Sr Vice President Operations]. He
introduced and led modeling projects at each of those companies.
It was through these connections that Ampuja became acquainted