WMS Analyst at Software Advice
Michael Koploy began covering the warehouse management and supply chain software markets for Warehouse Management Systems Guide in January 2011. In particular, his research interests include sustainability within logistics and the emergence of big data tools within the supply chain. He also covers the retail and business intelligence software markets on the Software Advice blog. A longtime resident of Austin, Michael is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a BS degree in Psychology.
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