DALLAS, TX - November 10, 2020

Introducing John Galt Innovation Labs

For over 25 years, John Galt Solutions has committed to empowering supply chain professionals by leading research and development and driving  continuous innovation. The John Galt Innovation Lab, our research and development engine, is at the heart of our innovation efforts. We established the lab five years ago to spearhead customer real-world needs for today and the future. 

John Galt Innovation Labs is a research center that works in tandem with our customers and partners to develop planning solutions that tackle real-world challenges and provide measurable value across a diverse range of industries. Our innovation lab is driven by the John Galt vision of building long-term partnerships with our customers and working with them every step of their digital supply chain planning journey to make better and faster decisions. 

Learn about what happens behind the scenes at the John Galt Innovation Lab with R&D Leader Brian Begeman.

Technology-led Innovation Culture

The secret sauce of the John Galt Innovation Lab is our team of experts - from our software developers who improve our computational performance,  our data scientists who develop new machine learning algorithms, and our services team that works closely with customers. We are constantly exploring new ideas and challenging the conventional. 

At John Galt, we’ve cultivated a technology-led innovation culture that fosters creativity and drives business value for today and the future, and continuously provides rich solutions by working closely with our customers. As part of our strategy, we focus on three key areas:

  1. Data and Decision Science: researching leading-edge approaches to turn data into actionable insights 
  2. User Experience: focused on redefining the user experience 
  3. Product Innovation: driving innovative opportunities to advance John Galt solutions

Built Upon Collaboration, Driven Through Feedback

The work we do at John Galt Innovation Labs ranges from conceptual designs, mockups to prototypes. We take an integrated approach that blends best practices and continuously deliver high-quality software in close cooperation with our software team and customers. We set our sights on delivering product enhancements that not only incorporate the latest technology but also solve customers’ real-world challenges. 

We know that each business has unique requirements, challenges, and goals and therefore, their planning software must be flexible. This is why we create minimum viable products (MVPs) that our customers and partners test to gauge performance. Using real-world customer data and a continuous feedback process allows our software developers to modify, tailor and improve the MVPs  - helping us focus on the right outcomes and strike a balance between performance and innovation.

Laser-Focused on R&D to Deliver Innovative Products to Customers

The end objective of everything we do at the John Galt  Innovation Lab is to create solutions that help our customers achieve extraordinary success. We work very closely with customers to shape new opportunities and test next-generation technology.

A recent example of such a collaboration involved machine learning and bringing in external data sources with IoT, POS and weather to improve the daily transportation delivery routings of one of our customers - Reddy Ice, the largest packaged ice manufacturer in the United States. 

Reddy Ice is a great example of continuous improvement.  Year after year, they continue to add new functionality to improve the efficiency of their plan. The company’s most recent pilot put IoT sensors in its iceboxes. By installing IoT sensors in store iceboxes, Reddy Ice can measure how full iceboxes are throughout the day and record real-time inventory levels. This helps Reddy Ice replenish ice for customers exactly when they need it and reduces out of stocks and non-service. 

John Galt experts built machine learning algorithms to optimize the Reddy Ice transportation routing system. Over the years, Reddy Ice has improved the efficiency of their supply chain and  reduced stockouts by 50%, eliminated unnecessary deliveries by 75%, and increased delivery productivity by 20%.  

Through cross-team collaboration, the John Galt Innovation Lab helps customers like Reddy Ice drive a continuous end-to-end supply chain plan to bring customers real, quantifiable results.  The innovative work and dedication to our customers contributes to John Galt having the happiest customers in the industry, according to a 2018 Gartner independent customer survey study. 

“We are constantly working on revolutionary new supply chain technology, and I am especially excited about developments in machine learning. The progress in this field has been amazing and we will soon experience forecast accuracy and supply chain efficiency that we have never witnessed before.”

    • Brian Begeman, R&D Leader 

Innovation and Research is at the Core of John Galt Solutions 

The John Galt Innovation Lab, our research and development engine, is one of the fundamental pillars of our company. John Galt reinvests a significant portion of our annual revenue into R&D and our commitment is rewarded by being a market leader in a space crowded with big players. Our culture of innovation allows us to develop advanced planning capabilities that continuously drive customer value. 

If you’d like to learn more about what we do at the John Galt Innovation Lab, have any suggestions or ideas that you would like to share with us, or want to work with us to spearhead supply chain planning technology, feel free to reach out to us at sales@johngalt.com.

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About John Galt Solutions

More than ever, companies must be able to sense and respond to the dynamics of complex global supply chain performance, seize new opportunities, reduce costs and drive profitability. John Galt’s Atlas Planning Platform provides a comprehensive end-to-end supply chain planning solution with advanced analytics and machine learning to automate planning, break down business silos and deliver greater visibility. Atlas Planning, a SaaS-based platform, transforms S&OP process; demand, inventory and replenishment, supply and inventory optimization, manufacturing planning and scheduling, financial budget and sales forecasting. We partner closely with companies such as MARS, Continental Tire, Hasbro, Milwaukee Tools, Deschutes Brewery, Organic Valley, Netgear, and Civica to empower planners to make better and faster decisions with greater confidence. To learn how John Galt Solutions can help you improve supply chain performance, visit johngalt.com.

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