Hunt Valley, MD – 6/20/2019 – SAI, a Baltimore-based software and consulting firm, today announced that leading CPG operations and supply chain executive, Fernando Palacios has joined the company as a member of its Advisory Board. Palacios will work closely with SAI’s board and leadership team on Acadia market positioning and platform features to better serve global consumer product enterprises.
“Acadia is a proven differentiator for companies optimizing operations for sustainable continuous improvement. Fernando’s experience working with companies like MillerCoors, Land O’ Lakes and Haagen-Dazs will enhance our ability to drive significant cost reductions and streamline processes across our clients’ organizations.” said Ric Hughes, CEO at SAI.
With more than 30 years of industry experience, Palacios recently retired as Chief Integrated Supply Chain Officer for MillerCoors. There he led the procurement, manufacturing, quality, logistics, R&D and engineering teams to deliver $750M savings, reduce distributors out of stocks by 45%, and decrease the safety total incident rate by 75%.
Prior to joining MillerCoors, Palacios spent 11 years at Land O’Lakes as the EVP of Supply Chain and the EVP and COO of the Feed Division. He also served as Director of Food & Beverage Consulting for KPMG, Vice President of Operations for Haagen-Dazs, Director of Brand Operations and Contract Manufacturing for Pillsbury, and Plant Manager, Operations Manager, Business Unit Manager and Production Supervisor for Kraft General Foods.
“I have always enjoyed identifying ways to use technology to solve problems. Working with the Acadia team is exciting to me, because the platform provides a single source of truth to organizations that would typically maintain data in thousands of repositories. It has the potential to greatly simplify operations across a wide variety of organizations,” said Palacios.