Sandy Markin has more than 40 years of experience in manufacturing and supply chain management. He began his career in operations management in the consumer products industry and subsequently worked for several software providers. In 1994, he joined SAP, where he is now the senior director for the digital supply chain. During his tenure at SAP, he has been instrumental in bringing to market several industry-leading supply chain solutions, including SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (SAP APO) and SAP Integrated Business Planning (SAP IBP). Sandy is a lifelong Chicago-area resident and received his BS from the University of Illinois and his MBA from Loyola University of Chicago.