Joanna George was introduced to Demand Solutions fourteen years ago in her previous role as Manager of Demand Planning at Bayer Corporation. The division she worked in was purchased and integrated into Siemens Healthcare. Her responsibilities expanded into Sr. Manager of Global Demand Planning where she was also appointed Project Manager and was chartered with the migration off an AS400 platform to a new planning software solution. DSX was chosen as the new planning solution.
Throughout her career in the Diagnostics industry she has held roles in Customer Service, Logistics, Quality Assurance, SAP Project Management, S&OP Process Owner and Supply Chain Management through seven significant scale company integrations. Joanna has a strong passion for driving continuous improvements. One of her initiatives at Siemens was to improve global forecast performance by implementing planning processes and Demand Solutions into key focus countries. Joanna and her team were instrumental in the design and testing of the Expiration Planning functionality in DSX. The project was featured in the 2017 DS Magazine.
She is a member of APICS and IBF and is the President of her Corporate Toastmaster Club. She also was the recipient of the Ventana Supply Chain Management Leadership Award and the Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing Leadership Award in recent years.