Optimizing Production and Inventory
Meet Our Senior Staff

Janne Salmi, General Manager

Janne brings more than fifteen years of business experience in supply chain management as the managing partner and a founder of ROCE Partners. At ROCE, he has helped large manufacturing companies restructure their supply chains, redesign their supply chain management processes, define effective IT/S solutions, and implement both processes and IT systems. His recent work has been in the areas of SCM program management, supplier collaboration, supply chain integration, process redesign, quotation-to-delivery process improvement, and product lifecycle management.

Prior to founding ROCE Partners, Janne worked as an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company in Finland and Sweden. Before McKinsey, Janne worked for Nokia Cellular Systems as a Product Manager and systems developer.

Janne holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School, a Master of Business Economics degree from Tampere University, Finland and a Master of Computer Science degree from Tampere University of Technology.

Charlie Marge, Vice President of Solutions

Charlie directs Planscape's product innovation and marketing. He brings more than fifteen years of experience in helping companies optimize their supply chains through advanced planning and scheduling software. His manufacturing and distribution expertise spans everything from strategic network modeling to operational planning and scheduling.

Prior to Planscape Technologies, Charlie was a solution executive at i2 Technologies, the world's largest supply chain planning software company, in the areas of production planning and scheduling, supply chain planning, and distribution planning and scheduling. In this role, he participated in all aspects of solution delivery, from design to marketing, sales, and implementation.

Prior to i2, Charlie was a senior consultant at Computer Sciences Coporation (CSC) in the Operations Planning Group where he implemented tactical planning, DRP, production planning, inventory deployment, and shipment scheduling solutions for some of the world's leading food and beverage manufacturers. Before CSC, Charlie was a consultant in Logistics Network Strategy at Arthur D. Little where his clients spanned a host of industries including food and beverage, consumer goods, health care, pharmaceutical, and automotive.

Charlie holds an MBA, a Master's Degree in Operations Research and a Bachelor's degree in applied Mathematics, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT/Sloan School).

Bob Schneider Ph.D., Senior Technology Advisor

Bob leads the company's research and development efforts focused on supply chain optimization issues and the design of software products to effectively address these issues. For the past twenty years, Bob has been designing, developing, and implementing optimization-based managerial decision support systems for operational, tactical, and strategic planning in various industries. He has developed optimization models and algorithms which effectively address and exploit the inherent mathematical structure of specific problem situations. In addition, he has designed intuitive user interfaces which allow decision makers to make the most effective use of the plans generated by these optimization subsystems.

Prior to Planscape Technologies, Bob was a senior software engineer for i2 Technologies, and a senior consultant for Computer Sciences Corporation. In these positions, he played a lead role in requirements definition, system design and development, and implementation consulting. In addition, Bob was an assistant professor of Management Information Systems at the University of Arizona and at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Bob holds a Ph.D. in Management Science and Information Systems, an MBA, and a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, all from the University of Texas at Austin.

Board of Directors

  • Mike Kilgore, CEO
  • Janne Salmi, Global Vice President
  • Keith Brookshire, CFO