Tangentia Welcomes Jeff Ashcroft, One of IBM'S Top 24 Futurists

Top Quote Jeff Ashcroft joins Tangentia as Vice President of Business Development. A specialist in major retail logistics, systems, strategy and effective execution. Tangentia's addition of Jeff Ashcroft demonstrates ongoing commitment to developing deep expertise in provision of retail, e-commerce and omni-channel services across the B2B and B2C supply chain spectrum. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) August 23, 2016 - Toronto, ON - Tangentia Inc. today announced the hiring of Jeff Ashcroft as Vice President, Business Development focusing on the Retail, Banking and Government sectors across North America. After spending 15 years with Hudson's Bay Company where he worked from the warehouse floor up to the top logistics role as well as Distribution Systems User Owner, he designed and implemented custom quick response systems which lead to full supply chain visibility and expense savings of $25M annually. Jeff then helped pioneer third party retail logistics in North America as the first Director of Business Development for Tibbett & Britten in 1993. He was a key part of the team that grew the business to 20 million square feet servicing some of the largest retailers in Canada and the world and developed a technology organization and strategy that made TBG the largest and most successful Retail Third Party Logistics partner.

    Jeff then moved on to start Strategic Logistics Partners and the Supply Chain Network Project pioneering the application of new end to end supply chain network models (IoT) and processes. Facilitated by the latest technologies these projects demonstrated the significant collaborative savings opportunities available when retail firms and consumer goods manufacturers are working together. In 2005 Jeff was then recruited to lead the Logistics/Supply Chain practice at PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC Canada) and was also their Retail Advisory Leader for Canada. In 2011 & 2012, Jeff was an Industry Analyst at Constellation Research Group where he covered supply chain and social networking, resulting in the initial development of the emerging concept of Matrix Commerce and Matrix Retail. The vision of Matrix Commerce and Matrix Retail can now be realized and effectively be brought to life utilizing the solutions and services of Tangentia and our partners.

    Relative to today's announcement Vijay Thomas, President of Tangentia stated "We're very pleased to welcome Jeff to the Tangentia team and are thrilled to now have benefit of such extensive retail, systems and logistics knowledge, experience and networks. We already have a significant client base in retail, banking and government sectors and this addition will assist us in reaching and ultimately surpassing our industry leadership goals."

    Tangentia understands the challenge for retail and consumer products firms to develop processes, methods and systems to support consistent Customer Experience across all channels in order to retain and build sales, customers' loyalty, optimal product flows, react to volatile consumer demand, and expand to new geographical markets. The addition of Jeff Ashcroft to our team demonstrates Tangentia's ongoing commitment to developing deep expertise in the provision of retail, e-commerce and omni-channel services across the B2B and B2C supply chain spectrum. In 2015, Jeff was selected as one of 24 global IBM Commerce Futurists and he posts insightful blogs on all related topics to share, ideas, approaches and learnings to add value for clients and their customers on an ongoing basis.

    About Tangentia
    Tangentia is a leading boutique consulting, technology and outsourcing firm with a comprehensive portfolio of solutions that can bridge the most challenging technology gaps while creating significant cost efficiencies and competitive advantage across an organization and its supply chain. A Premier Partner of IBM, Tangentia' s areas of focus include e-Commerce, B2B & EDI, Enterprise & Cloud Security (IAM), Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Cloud Infrastructure & Cloud Integration, Business Analytics (BA) and Application Development across multiple industries like Banking & Financial Services & Insurance(BFSI), Retail, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG),Telecom, Healthcare and Government. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Tangentia has associates and ecosystem partners operating globally, with a presence in 5 continents and 30+ countries, offering a "think global, act local" solutions approach.

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