Verticalnet has appointed Amit Garg to vice president of product management, to drive the development of its eXtended Enterprise Management solutions.
Garg has more than 12 years of experience in designing supply chain management applications. Prior to joining Verticalnet, he was vice president of customer solutions at Rapt Inc., where he focused on the development of technologies to un-tap strategic sourcing and pricing decisions.
He was also vice president and chief scientist of Nonstop Solutions where he led the research and development of new products and services in demand prediction, replenishment optimization, and collaborative planning.
Garg has also worked as a scientist at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Motorola, McKesson, and Bender Management Consultants.
A writer and speaker on supply chain management issues, Garg has five patents in the areas of large-scale inventory management, Internet auctions, and pricing and distribution optimization.
Garg received a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering - Engineering Management from Stanford University, a MSc degree from SUNY at Buffalo, and a B.Tech with honors in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur.