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aim10x Executive Council has added an accomplished global supply chain leader with extensive experience in the apparel industry.

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DALLAS, TX - June 2, 2023 - o9 Solutions, the leading AI-powered integrated business planning platform, welcomes Bill McRaith, former Chief Supply Chain Officer for PVH Corp.

Bill McRaith is a supply chain leader with a global manufacturing and supply chain management background for major retailers and brands. Since retiring at the end of 2021, he has been focusing on onshoring and dynamic planning while also working toward the industry’s sustainability and profitability objectives.

From 2011 to 2021, he was Chief Supply Chain Officer of PVH Corp., where he oversaw global operations and developed production and logistics structures worldwide. Before joining PVH, Bill worked as Walmart’s Senior Vice President of Sourcing. Earlier in his career, Bill was the Executive Vice President of Manufacturing, Sourcing, and Product Development for Victoria’s Secret and Chief Supply Chain Officer Intimates at Limited Brands.

“We are thrilled to welcome Bill to the aim10x Executive Council,” commented Chakri Gottemukkala, CEO of o9 Solutions. “Bill is a seasoned supply chain leader with a proven track record of optimizing global operations for major0oiijl brands. Having him join the Council is a tremendous win for our mission to drive digital transformation in supply chain management.” 

Bill began his career in apparel manufacturing in the UK before building supply chains across Asia, the Indian Sub-Continent, Latin America, and Ethiopia. Bill is a native of Scotland and holds an IMS certificate from Kirkcaldy Technical College. He is a FIT International Trade & Marketing Advisory Board member and an Honorary Professor of Glasgow Caledonian University.

“It had been clear for some time that the value chain had to evolve to become more dynamic, responsive, and sophisticated. I have spent years looking for solutions to generate multi-dimensional, dynamically optimized information flows that can support global networks. While speaking with o9, it became clear that their vision for the future involves not just improving past models, but developing capabilities that meet the future needs of brands, retailers, and the supply chain. By supporting o9 Solutions, I look forward to sharing additional insights and contributing to a better, more profitable, and more sustainable future.”

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About the aim10x Executive Council

The aim10x Executive Council is a network of visionary leaders who have built significant operating experience at some of the world's largest companies. Together they will set the vision for all aspects of an integrated enterprise—from supply chain to finance, sales, and product development. Such integration will lead to global enterprises that are more efficient, sustainable, and profitable. It is part of the broader 'aim10x' initiative sponsored by o9 Solutions, which empowers a global community of professionals to digitally transform planning and decision-making capabilities. The aim10x Executive Council members share their insights about leadership, strategy, change management, and Digital Transformation journeys through the aim10x Webinars, aim10x Podcasts, and aim10x Innovators Network. For additional information, visit the website of the aim10x Executive Council.

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o9 Solutions is a leading AI-powered platform for integrated business planning and decision-making for the enterprise. Whether it is driving demand, aligning demand and supply, or optimizing commercial initiatives, any planning process can be made faster and smarter with o9’s AI-powered digital solutions. o9 brings together technology innovations—such as graph-based enterprise modeling, big data analytics, advanced algorithms for scenario planning, collaborative portals, easy-to-use interfaces and cloud-based delivery—into one platform.


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