Nicolas Vandeput is a supply chain data scientist who specializes in demand forecasting and inventory optimization.

He’s also deeply committed to education and sharing ideas. He has taught forecasting and inventory optimization to masters’ level students since 2014. He has also founded SupChains in 2016 and co-founded SKU Science—a smart online platform for supply chain management—in 2018.

Nicolas’ first book Data Science for Supply Chain Forecast was released in November of 2018 and his second book Inventory Optimization: Models and Simulation was released in August of 2020.

On episode 22 of Supply Chain Next, Nicolas talks with host Richard Donaldson about inventory optimization, the different forms of data processing, and keeping watch on emerging technologies. You can listen to the podcast below, or watch the video version on YouTube.