Martin Barkman


Martin Barkman

About Martin Barkman

Martin Barkman is Senior Vice President and Global Head of Solution Management for Digital Supply Chain at SAP. In this role, he leads the strategy and go-to-market for the SAP Digital Supply Chain solution portfolio, which encompasses software for R&D, engineering, supply chain planning, manufacturing, logistics, and asset management. Martin joined SAP in 2013 following SAP’s acquisition of SmartOps Corporation, where he served as Executive Vice President of Global Operations and then the Chief Executive Officer. Martin earned his B.S. in Chemical Engineering with Distinction from Cornell University and later an MBA in Finance as a Palmer Scholar from the Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania.

How Supply Chains Bridge The Gap Between Sustainability Desires And Reality

29-Aug-2019 | Martin Barkman

I first learned about global warming while still in college in the early 1990s. I had enrolled in “Our Home, the Solar System,” a class taught by the famous astronomer Carl Sagan. Enrollment was l

digital business planning, visibility

Wrap-Up: A Visibility Layer For Digital Business Planning

25-Oct-2018 | Martin Barkman

Part 6 of 6 in the "Rethinking Digital Business Planning" series Many of the themes addressed in this blog series on digital business planning have to do with visibility and insight into data acro

planning, supply planning, demand planning, sales and operations, digital business planning

Demand Planning And Sensing With Digital Business Planning

16-Oct-2018 | Martin Barkman

Part 5 of 6 in the "Rethinking Digital Business Planning" series At this point in our series on digital business planning, it may be useful to review the ground covered thus far. Digital business p

Tariffs, Inventory Optimization, And Digital Business Planning

13-Sep-2018 | Martin Barkman

Part 4 of 6 in the "Rethinking Digital Business Planning" series The recent tariffs going back and forth between the United States and China, Canada, Mexico, and the European Union are having a re

response and supply planning

Greater Agility With Response And Supply Planning

7-Sep-2018 | Martin Barkman

Part 3 of 6 in the series "Rethinking Digital Business Planning" In today’s digital economy, few corporate attributes are more discussed and highly valued than organizational agility. To compete

digital business planning, sales, operations, planning

Sales And Operations Planning, The Digital Way

7-Aug-2018 | Martin Barkman

Part 2 of 6 in the "Rethinking Digital Business Planning" series The first blog in this series focused on the four key priorities for digital business planning, a comprehensive approach for bringin

Internet of Things, IoT, machine learning, logistics, automation, supply chain, digital supply chain

The Key To Customer Centricity: Creating A Touchless Supply Chain

3-May-2018 | Martin Barkman

Part 6 of the "Digital Supply Chain of One" series You typically ignore electricity in your house – until it goes out, of course. That’s because it’s touchless, meaning it runs on its own.